6th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
BLUES, BREWS & BBQ SETS ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORD; RAISES OVER
$17K FOR THE ONE FUND BOSTON
COCONUT CREEK, Fla., - The Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ, held at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (SCCC), smashed all previous attendance records, with a sell-out crowd of more than 1,500 last Saturday, April 20. In addition, SCCC announced three days prior to the event that 100% of all ticket sales from April 15th-20th would benefit The One Fund Boston, and the general public responded. Proceeds from ticket sales, plus donations from Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and from festival attendees, came to a grand total of $17,239 that will go directly to victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
"This has been an unbelievable outpouring of generosity," said Steve Bonner, President of SCCC. "This has always been apopular event, but this year, well, it literally tripled in attendance. We are absolutely thrilled."
The event featured live music from Reverand Peyton's Big Damn Band, Albert Cummings, Bonerama with special guest Dave Malone of the Radiators, Tab Benoit and North Mississippi All-Stars. The tunes jammed from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m. to roaring crowds of blues lovers from around the state.
More than 100 varieties of premium beer were available for sampling, and all guests received a complimentary mini-mug to take home. Another big hit was the BBQ itself, with six of South Florida's top BBQ icons participating in a BBQ cookoff, judged by a number of area radio personalities. The 1st Place Winner was Hickory Sticks BBQ, who received an award for $1,000; 2nd Place went to Lucille's Bad to the Bone BBQ, and 3rd place went to Sparky's Roadside BBQ. All three winners received trophies to display in their restaurants.
"This was definitely an evening to remember," said Bonner. "We already have big plans for next year's event to be even bigger and better!"
Mouth-watering BBQ, over 100-premium beer samples and live blues music!
COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Wednesday, March 20, 13 – The Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ will take place at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, April 20 from 2 p.m. -11 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission, and $50 for VIP admission. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.
This event will feature over 100 premium beers and some of the best BBQ in South Florida, along with live music from Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (www.bigdamnband.com), Albert Cummings (albertcummings.com), Bonerama (boneramamusic.com), with special guest Dave Malone of the Radiators, Tab Benoit (www.tabbenoit.com), and North Mississippi All-Stars (www.nmallstars.com).
The live entertainment will take place in the Pavilion, with performance schedule below:
· Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
· Albert Cummings 4:15 p.m.- 5 p.m.
· Bonerama with Special Guest Dave Malone of the Radiators 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
· Tab Benoit 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
· North Mississippi All-Stars 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
General admission tickets ($25) include samplings from more than 100 premium beers, one full-size Craft Beer, and entertainment. Entrée sized BBQ dishes can be purchased, with prices ranging from $8-$15 per entree.
VIP admission ($50) includes samplings from more than 100 premium beers, one full-size Craft Beer, and entrée sized BBQ dishes from all of the participating BBQ vendors.
A “People’s Choice” cash prize and trophy will be awarded to the Top Craft Beer, and for First, Second and Third Places for Best BBQ. Media judges for the BBQ prizes are: Tim “Tiny Burger” from 107.9, Steve Harmon from Big 105.9, Mindy Lang from Magic 102.7, Dave Brewster from 97.9 WRMF.