16th-Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Kicks Off Summer on May 24-26, 2019

06 March 2019
Headliners Los Lobos and Larkin Poe to Perform at Festival
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – March 6, 2019 – This Memorial Day weekend, Beaver Creek Resort kicks off summer with the 16th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. The signature event returns for another year to celebrate Colorado’s best brews and Kansas City’s best BBQ amidst the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Join us May 24-26 to welcome warmer weather, treat your taste buds and groove to the blues in Beaver Creek.
 
Live Blues
Featuring three full days of live blues performances, the festival is excited to announce headlining performances by Larkin Poe and Los Lobos on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, respectively. Larkin Poe are a singer-songwriter duo of sisters with a gritty, soulful sound flavored by their Southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently based in Nashville, Rebecca and Megan Lovell are descendants of the tortured artist Edgar Allen Poe. Los Lobos are an ensemble from Los Angeles with Mexican roots whose music mingles rock, Tex-Mex, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican influences for a unique sound that has captured audiences for decades.
 
Colorado Brews: Beaver Creek Craft Beer Festival
Attendees can enjoy libations at the Beer Garden all weekend long, and on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Beaver Creek Craft Beer Festival will take place on the Haymeadow Gondola Lawn. General admission to the Beer Festival gives attendees full access to the private sampling area at the foot of Beaver Creek Mountain with live music and beers from 30 Colorado breweries. Attendees can save 20 percent on General Admission by purchasing the Early Bird option before April 1. Upgrade to the VIP package for perks like a private tasting with the breweries featuring specially paired snacks as well as priority access to the event itself and a VIP exclusive lounge area.
 
Top-Notch BBQ
On Friday, May 24, live blues music will commence as top Kansas City and Beaver Creek barbecue chefs compete to smoke, roast, and barbeque the most mouth-watering dishes. All barbecue vendors will be competing for bragging rights and $1,750 in cash prizes. Attendees will have the chance to taste and vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Meanwhile, a panel of BBQ masters will judge the Beaver Creek City Select competition. Winners will be crowned on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. on the Main Stage in Beaver Creek Plaza.
 
A Kids’ Zone will be open from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday providing complimentary activities and arts & crafts designed for kids 12 and under. Kids also have a chance to test their endurance on the mechanical bull or jump around in the bounce house.
 
2019 Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Adult VIP Experience
Enjoy VIP admission to the Craft Beer Festival, a signature tasting glass, and access to the Craft Beer VIP Lounge on Saturday, May 25. Delight in an exclusive craft beer tasting, paired snacks and a “Meet the Brewery” event at the White Carpet Club from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. The White Carpet Club will be open for VIP ticket holders from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets are $150 per person on Saturday and $100 on Sunday.
 
2019 Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Youth VIP Experience
Take advantage of premium seating near the main stage at the Beaver Creek Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival, including table service and private catering, and receive access to the VIP Lounge at the White Carpet Club from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 or Sunday, May 26.
 
Please note VIP tickets for Saturday and Sunday are sold separately. For the full event schedule, VIP tickets, more information about Blues, Brews, & BBQ, and to see additional events at Beaver Creek this summer, visit www.beavercreek.com
 
Backyard BBQ Competition
Do you love to barbecue? Do your friends and family constantly compliment your grilling skills? Do you believe that you are the best at grilling and BBQ? Participate in the Backyard BBQ Competition for your chance to win bragging rights for an entire year. Contestants (can be individuals or teams of up to three people) will be provided with a Big Green Egg, a mystery grilling meat and side dish items. Contestants will have three hours to design and cook their delicious dishes for our distinguished judges. Sign up today to be one of the 15 teams competing. This competition is only open to amateurs, no culinary professionals or professional barbecue teams are allowed to compete. Please read the Rules and Regulations to confirm that you qualify to participate in this exclusive competition. 
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Covered Bridge Patio
 
For more information about Blues, Brews & BBQ and to see additional events at Beaver Creek this summer, visit www.beavercreek.com
 
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About Beaver Creek Resort: Renowned for legendary attention to detail, World-Cup mountain pedigree, intimate alpine village, and reputation as one the world’s best luxury family resorts, Beaver Creek Resort represents incomparable elegance and Rocky Mountain leisure which spoils guests for anywhere else with an unparalleled level of world-class service. Just 30 minutes east of Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2.5 hours west of Denver International Airport (DIA), Beaver Creek offers luxury accommodations throughout three villages and ski-in, ski-out luxury lodges and hotels. More than 40 in-resort and slope-side restaurants, elegant village boutiques, cherished daily traditions and activities such as world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding spanning 1832 acres with 3340 vertical feet of descent, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and ice skating in the Beaver Creek village. Visit BeaverCreek.com for additional information and vacation planning. 
 
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