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.
North Liberty Blues & BBQ, presented by Veridian Credit Union is a free family-friendly festival that offers mouth-watering barbecue, Iowa craft beers, live blues-inspired music, arts-inspired activities, 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, sno-cones and more will be available in Food Vendor Alley from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
This is a blues festival, so we get the best blues-inspired artists. Fantastic Negrito, 2017 Grammy winner of Best Contemporary Blues Album, will headline the event at 9 p.m., capping a lineup of exciting live blues and blues-inspired music. Also playing at this year’s festival are The Diplomats of Solid Sound, International Blues Challenge winner Kevin “B.F.” Burt and the Corridor, a collection of Iowa Rock & Roll and Iowa Blues Hall of Famers, The Avey/Grouws Band and The Tanya English Band.
With the help of the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Blues & BBQ will be pouring 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 snobs and those who just want a cold, refreshing pint. Root beer and water will also be available.
Kids’ Fun in “The Pit” includes a large range of free activities for ages 2 through 18 including art projects, inflatables, stunt kites, giant corn box, airbrush tattoos, petting zoo, laser tag, MLB strike Zone and more.
For more event details, visit northlibertyblues.org.
North Liberty, IALocation: Centennial Park
St Andrews Dr
North Liberty, IA 52317
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 lawn parking accessible from Jones Boulevard on the east.