After a successful inaugural event in 2017, The Pig & Pint Prelude is returning for its second year on Friday, July 13, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This ticketed event serves as the official kickoff to Blues & BBQ weekend and support the festival’s mission to keep Saturday’s activities free for all attendees.

All-inclusive tickets include:

  • Entrance to the intimate Blues & BBQ kickoff event
  • A barbecue buffet
  • Music from International Blues Challenge Champion Kevin “B.F.” Burt
  • Pours from the Iowa Craft Beer Tent
  • Commemorative Pig & Pig Prelude event glass for you to keep*
  • Tastings from a limited-run Big Grove beer cask*
    *NEW to the Pig & Pint Prelude in 2018!

Space is limited. Individual tickets and tables are available now at Ticket price will increase on June 1, 2018.