Blues, Brews & BBQ
Saturday July, 15, 2017 | 3 – 9 PM
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum started the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival in 2016. The festival features live blues bands selected by The Cincy Blues Society, a variety of BBQ vendors and craft beer tastings selected by Cavalier Distributing. Current BBQ vendors include Sweets & Meats BBQ, Neal’s Famous BBQ, Wicked Hickory and Remi Js Barbecue Food Truck. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 – 12. BBQ and Beverages available for individual purchase.
3:00 – 4:00 The Beaumonts were hugely popular in the Dayton-Cincinnati area in 1988-1995, performing at blues festivals and other major events. They reunited in March 2014 and are better than ever.
4:30 – 5:30 The Magic Lightnin’ Boys have been able to make a nod to the past sound fresh and modern. Their combination of hard rock and blues should sound similar to other bands who have tried (and failed) to make this sound appealing to a generation who has heard it all, but it doesn’t. Not only does it retain a keen sense of identity at all times, but it also serves as the perfect springboard for the new foursome out of Ohio.
6:00 – 7:00 The SoulFixers – an 8-pieceband with a 4-piece horn section, a new CD, Fix It Up, nominated for the Blues Music Award for best self-produced CD, winner of the 2015 Dayton Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and semi-finalist at the 2016 International Blues Challenge
7:30 -9:00 Sean Carney Band – Onstage locally he mastered his craft backing a wide array of local and national R & B greats such as Christine Kittrell and Jimmy “T-99” Nelson and making it known that he was a skilled and tasteful guitarist and vocalist. He gained exposure and experience serving as vocalist Teeny Tucker’s musical director and co-writer. Offstage he was a tireless advocate for those same artists, the blues and jump they represented and the area’s musical heritage, writing articles, being a DJ, promoting concerts and serving three terms as President of the Columbus Blues Alliance.
During the intervals between bands, Brian Wallen will play in the Beer Garden.