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2nd Annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Fest in St. Joseph, Michigan

Whirlpool Centennial Park
Whirlpool Centennial Park
St. Joseph Today

Chemical Bank presents the 2nd Annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass festival in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The tantalizing aromas of barbecue wafting up from Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph will lure hundreds to this Lake Michigan resort town from noon-8 p.m. on May 17, 2014.

For more information about BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass or upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com, facebook.com/stjoetoday or call 269-985-1111.

St. Joseph Marina
St. Joseph Marina St. Joseph Today

St. Joseph Marina

“This will be a great way for families and friends to celebrate spring and kick start beach season,” said Jill Stone, executive director, St. Joseph Today. “Entry is free with a suggested donation of $5. We’ll have lots of drinks and mouthwatering barbecue for purchase. So come on down for an afternoon of fun, rain or shine.”

Music festival in St. Joseph
Music festival in St. Joseph St. Joseph Today

Music festival in St. Joseph

Ron Weimer of Hilliard Lyons, manager of the Paul and Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust, sponsors of the concert said, “We are excited to offer a great music venue to the community that will entertain all ages. The four scheduled bands, each with its own brand of music, will really lift your spirits.” Scheduled show times are:

12:15 p.m.: Slim Gypsy Baggage
2:15 p.m.: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
4:15 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass
6:15 p.m.: Mountain Heart

In addition to Chemical Bank, Bud Distributing, Inc., and the Paul and Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust managed by Hilliard Lyons, two regional radio stations, WIRX 107.1 and WYTZ 97.5 Y-Country, are event sponsors.

St. Joseph Festival
St. Joseph Festival St. Joseph Today

St. Joseph Festival

The beverage tent, sponsored by Bud Distributing, Inc., Dowagiac, Mich., will showcase a variety of local and regional brews, wines and sodas. Food vendors will provide a range of sweet to spicy barbecue offerings to please every palate. BBQ vendors include Bistro on the Boulevard, Charlie’s Piggin’ N’ Grinnin’, Coach’s Bar and Grill, the Brisket Van, Larks Bar-B-Que, Piggott’s Farm Market & Bakery and Silver Beach Pizza. Activities at Silver Beach Center, an amusement venue across the street from Whirlpool Centennial Park, and shops in downtown St. Joseph will augment festival activities.

Strolling in St. Joseph park
Strolling in St. Joseph park St. Joseph Today

Strolling in St. Joseph park

St. Joseph Today is a member-based organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and business in St. Joseph, Mich. For more information about BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass or upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com, facebook.com/stjoetoday or call 269-985-1111.

St. Joseph Whirlpool Centennial park
St. Joseph Whirlpool Centennial park St. Joseph Today

St. Joseph Whirlpool Centennial park

One of the event's sponsors, The Paul & Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust, managed by Hilliard Lyons, is devoted to supporting the education of our local youth as well as supporting the growth of local businesses through community events.

City of St. Joseph
City of St. Joseph St. Joseph Today

City of St. Joseph

St. Joseph Today is a member-based organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and business in St. Joseph, Mich. For more information about BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass or upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com, facebook.com/stjoetoday or call 269-985-1111.