Pig & Pint Prelude

OtisDon’t miss this ticketed fundraiser the night before Blues & BBQ! The Pig & Pint Prelude will take place under the big tent in Centennial Park on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds support North Liberty Blues & BBQ’s commitment to keeping Saturday’s admission, kids’ fun and live music free to attendees.

This years VIP event will feature Pit Master and Nexflix’s BBQ Showdown Season 2 Champion, Iowa’s own Thyron Mathews. Thyron is the owner of T&T BBQ out of Oelwein, IA, and will be catering this year’s Southern BBQ Buffet.

All-inclusive tickets include:

  • Entrance to the intimate Blues & BBQ kickoff event
  • A barbecue buffet from Netflix Champion T&T BBQ (pulled chicken, pork loin, baked beans, cole slaw, mac n cheese and a loaded vegetarian salad)
  • Dessert
  • Live music from Marc Janssen & the Locals
  • Craft beer pours
  • Commemorative event pint glass
  • Photo opportunities
  • Pride in supporting the festival

Tickets are on sale now for ($70) per ticket or ($550) for a table of eight, through the end of May. Starting June 1 tickets will increase to ($75) per ticket and ($600) for a table of eight. To guarantee seats together with your friends, family or coworkers, please consider reserving a table for eight as individual tickets will not have assigned seating.  There will not be a formal program, just good old fashioned community building.

Space is limited. 
*Tickets are non-refundable. There is no rain date for this event.

Buy Tickets

To avoid online processing fees, individuals and businesses may also reserve seats via email by contacting Angela Millard at amillard@northlibertyiowa.org or 319-626-5770, and writing a check to the City of North Liberty and mailing it to the City of North Liberty at 360 N Main St, North Liberty, IA 52317.