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Blues Brews and BBQ Snowshoe 2016

By on July 25, 2016

blues brews and bbq snowshoe 2016Back for its 12th year in 2016, the Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 festival features great music, fantastic beers, and some of the best tasting barbecue you’ll ever have. This event is so big it takes two days to contain it. Starting on Friday, you can check out the craftsmen and vendors set up in the village area, attend a seminar on brewing, and enjoy live entertainment. The fun continues on Saturday, with more of the same with some special features, including a whiskey seminar and more wonderful live musical artists throughout the day. Entry even includes beer tasting and your very own tasting mug.

Come for the Music

This Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 festival always features really great music performed live on both days of the event. Performances occur at scheduled times, making it easy to make sure you don’t miss the acts you wanted to see. Everything culminates with a final blues concert at the end of the night. Definitely worth staying for, the main act is sure to delight any music enthusiast whether you’re you love the blues or not.

Enjoy the Brews in Snowshoe WV

One of the best reasons to come out and join in the fun is the fantastic beer-tasting opportunity. Set up in the event tent, you can join in the tasting and experience the best regional microbrews in the area. You’ll have the chance to enjoy the fine offerings from local favorites like Northern Eagle Distributing, Mountain State Brewing, Flying Mouse Brewery, and many more.

blues brews and bbq snowshoe 2016Savor the BBQ at Blues Brews and BBQ Snowshoe 2016

Who doesn’t love some good barbecue? You’ll experience some of the best barbecue in the area with features including roasted hog, pulled pork, and all the traditional sides. You can feast on the barbecue throughout the event. If barbecue isn’t your thing, you don’t have to worry. Several other local vendors will be on hand with everything from pizza to cantina specialties.

The Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 in Snowshoe WV didn’t make it 12 years without having a lot to offer. If you haven’t experienced this local tradition, make sure you make it out this year. The event continues to grow and was even named one of the top 20 events in the region. Its craftsmen and vendors offer hours of delightful shopping. The music keeps going all day to keep you entertained, and the food and beer are always worth the trip. You really will find something for everyone at this fun festival. For lodging, contact Mountaintop Condos.

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Blues and Brews – Snowshoe WV

By on July 30, 2014

Blues and BrewsSnowshoe’s Blues and Brews Festival is a much anticipated event that will be celebrating its eleventh year of operation. The activities takes place in Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia, and include a two-day event that will feature a number of different attractions. The dates for this year’s festival are Aug. 1 and 2, 2014.




The main concert begins at 3:30 in the afternoon on Aug. 1. During the first several hours of the concert it is possible to tour around the “Craft Village”, which is a network of large event tents filled full of vendors. The village features some of the best brews in the region, and it is possible to purchase craft beers that are not normally available in West Virginia. The area also has a strong focus on local culture, and many different kinds of locally-made brews are available.




It is also possible to attend a lecture given by Masterbrewer Matt Kwasniewski, who is the head brewer for Big Timber Brewing Company. The lecture discusses beer in general, how to enjoy beer, make brew at home, and things to be excited about in the brewing world. The lecture also features an open questions and answers forum.




Blues and BrewsThe second day of The Blues Brews & BBQ Festival begins at ten o’clock in the morning. This part of the event showcases the vendors at the craft village, and it is a good chance to just walk around and enjoy the scenery. At 1:30 in the afternoon the live music starts. The stage for the music is set up right next to the village, and it is possible to simply walk between the two areas. The first performer is the Fat Daddy Band. It is then followed up with King’s Court at 3:00, Billy Thompson Band at 4:45, Rusty White Band at 6:15, and is closed with Legendary Charlie Musselwhite at 8:30 at night. There is also a very nice firework show that starts at quarter to ten. The show is set to music played from the concert speakers, and the soundtrack is also played on the radio for persons who want to watch it outside of the event area.




The best way to get a ticket for the festival is to order online in advance. This is important as the show is based on a first come first served basis, and there are times when the concert plaza is filled to capacity. The tickets cost thirty dollars, and tickets sold on the same day as the festival are forty dollars. Each concert ticket is good for both days the event. A person needs to be over the age of twenty-one to enter both the village and the concert stage area. All persons much show legal proof of age when entering area.




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