OtisJoin us for music, food and fun on Saturday, July 13, presented by Veridian Credit Union.

It’s a full day of fun. Come early and stay all day. As always, the festival is free, so come and enjoy the music. There is no entrance fee. Unfortunately, due to the festival’s growing attendance, dogs and other pets are not permitted on the grounds.

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July 2019

North Liberty Community Pantry Turkey Trot

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Turkey Trot

The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) hosts their annual Turkey Trot presented by UICCU 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event the morning of North Liberty Blues & BBQ, in conjunction with Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to those in need. This chip-timed race will begin and end at Centennial Park, in North Liberty. Afterward, runners and volunteers are welcome to continue the fun at North Liberty Blues & BBQ! Register online here.  What do I…

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Kids’ Fun in “The Pit”

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kids' Fun

“The Pit” includes a large range of activities for ages 2 through 18. Activities are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and are all free thanks to South Slope Cooperative Communications. Learn more about all of the activities listed below here. Art projects and activities under a shaded tent organized by local non-profits and service organizations. Seven inflatable rides and games to jump in. Pony rides for those 12 years and younger. A giant corn box to play in. Face painting for your face, hands, arms and legs.…

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Food Vendor Alley

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a smorgasbord of mouthwatering barbecue from our pitmasters! Blues & BBQ has become a summer tradition, and cruising Junge Food Alley for lunch and dinner is a big part! In 2018, some 17,000 hungry guests joined us for food, music and community fun. With another Grammy-nominated headliner this summer, we’re expecting another big turn out, and hope you’ll join us! Traditional barbecue favorites such as ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends, as well as ice cream, pizza, sno-cones and more will be…

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Beverage Garden

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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. We’ll have 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. The concert grounds is free, open to all-ages (don’t forget your ID), and a perfect spot to listen to music,…

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Live Music

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This is a blues festival, so we get the best blues-inspired artists. Oh, and admission is free. Three-time Grammy-nominated Shemekia Copeland will headline the 2019 event, capping a lineup of exciting live blues and blues-inspired music on the UICCU stage in Centennial Park.  Southern Culture on the Skids, Gloria Hardiman & The Monday Night All-Stars, Kevin Burt, Joe & Vicki Price and Brian Johannesen will also rock the stage. View the full schedule of performers here.

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