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Barbecue and Blues: What Could Be Better?

Come for barbecue and stay for the blues at the 10th annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival. The Labor Day weekend event brings performers and pitmasters from across the country to North Texas for three days of live music on two stages and barbecue contests and tasting.

Headliners are Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Sunday) and Tab Benoit (Saturday). Live music on two stages begins Friday at 6 p.m. and also includes Samantha Fish, Chubby Carrier and Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials.

New this year, and raising the bar in barbecue contests, is the unprecedented BBQ Triple Play competition with three sanctioning organizations participating: International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association, Kansas City Barbeque Society, and Steak Cookoff Association. Pitmasters from throughout the U.S. will compete for more than $24,000 in prizes in 14 categories. Attendees can sample the very best these pros have to offer at the popular People’s Choice competition on Saturday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A second tasting event takes place in the food court on Sunday, 3-5 p.m.

In addition, a marketplace will feature more than 70 artisan, craft, and commercial vendors.

Admission and parking is complimentary on "Free for All Friday." Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $7 online and $10 at the gate. Festival takes place across from city hall. No pets, coolers or tents allowed. Chairs/blankets are OK.

We hope to see you there!

At The Callie Apartments in Dallas, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, August 31, 2018—6:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Bedord City Hall
2000 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, Texas 76021

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