Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

April 20 & 21st head out for a finger-lickin’ good time at the 9th annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash in Venice, FL.  This free annual festival features world-class BBQ, grammy nominated music, tons of family friendly activities and so much more.  This event is a qualifier for The Jack Daniels World Championships, Food Network’s World Food Championships and The American Royal World Series of barbecuing. The nation’s top BBQ teams will compete for a $20,000 purse.  Enjoy a variety of Craft Beers from Goose Island, Firefly Moonshine, Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon, Deep’ Eddy Vodka, Platinum Gin, Fireball, Blue Chair Rum and Margaritaville Gin.  Friday, April 20 gates open 5pm, Saturday, April 21 gates open 10am.


Music with the following International Bluegrass Music Association award winning bands:
– Volume 5
-Russell Moore & IIIrd TYME OUT
-Lonesome River Band

Insider tips:

  • No Pets, Coolers, Beverages or Weapons Permitted
  • No Umbrellas, Tents, or Backpacks
  • Tram available from parking to the main gates
  • Bring a comfy chair or blanket for concert



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