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North Liberty Blues & BBQ

A free family-friendly festival with food, craft beer, live music, inflatable rides and more.

Veridian Credit Union is proud to be the presenting sponsor of North Liberty Blues & BBQ, a free family-friendly festival that offers mouth-watering barbecue, Iowa craft beers, live blues-inspired music, inflatable rides and more. 

Enjoy a smorgasbord of mouthwatering barbecue from our pitmasters. Traditional barbecue favorites such as ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends as well as ice cream, pizza, snow cones and more will be available in Food Vendor Alley beginning at 11 a.m.

This is a blues festival with the best blues-inspired artists. Three-time Grammy-nominated Shemekia Copeland will headline the 2019 event at 9 p.m., capping a lineup of exciting live blues and blues-inspired music. Southern Culture on the Skids, Gloria Hardiman & The Monday Night All-Stars, Kevin Burt, Joe and Vicki Price, and Brian Johannesen will also rock the stage.

With the help of the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Blues & BBQ will pour cold ones from breweries around the state from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. There will be the best craft brews for every taste: hop lovers, cider fanciers, beer enthusiasts and those who just want a cold, refreshing pint. Root beer and water will also be available.

Activities in “The Pit” for kids ages 2 through 18 include art projects, inflatables, a giant corn box, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, laser tag, an MLB Strike Zone and more.

North Liberty, IA

Location: Centennial Park
1565 St Andrews Dr
North Liberty, IA 52317
Time: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Location Details:

Parking available at North Bend Elementary near the corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive with shuttle service to festival. In addition to accessible hard-surface parking for people with handicaps, Centennial Park will have limited grass parking accessible from Jones Boulevard on the east. Directional signage for ADA and shuttle lot parking will be at all intersections approaching the park.


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