Part of Hudson River Park’s 20th Anniversary Summer of Fun lineup, the 19th Annual Blues BBQ Festival returns to Pier 97 for an amazing day filled with food, friends and great music! Widely known as one of Hudson River Park’s most highly anticipated events, the Blues BBQ Festival attracts New Yorkers and BBQ lovers beyond the five boroughs for a day of soulful indulgence and celebration.Hudson River Park, the nation’s longest riverfront park, and people of all ages looking to jam with some of the nation’s most popular Blues and Roots musicians while indulging in New York City’s finest BBQ Food.
This free event gives attendees exclusive access to some of NYC’s most prominent BBQ restaurants that New Yorkers typically wait hours for. Participating restaurants include: Dinosaur BBQ, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, and Pig Beach. This year, enjoy a sample of some of the finest whisky in the world from Glenfiddich. If dessert is more your thing, cool off with a sweet treat from Melt Bakery.
As attendees feast, they can enjoy music from “the messenger of love” The Slam Allen Band, Canadian blues singer Dawn Tyler Watson, 2018 Blues Music Award Winners Welch-Ledbetter Connection, Malian Blues
artists Vieux Farka Touré, and bassist Danielle Nicole.
Saturday, August 18th from 2pm – 9pm Hudson River Park’s Pier 97, Cross at W 59th Street in Clinton