Thousands of visitors will be drawn to Main Street this weekend as the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival returns to downtown Brighton.
This festival was created seven years ago, and its popularity has made
it a signature event for Brighton, according to the .
The event will run Friday and Saturday, and remain on Main Street both days this year. There will be 15 barbecue vendors, grilling their savory specialties, as well as non-barbecue vendors and restaurants.
Also new this year, children will be allowed to remain in the music area until 9 p.m. in an effort to make the event more family friendly.
Admission is $3 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by someone who is of legal drinking age until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., everyone must be 21.
Friday and Saturday Festival Schedule
- Barbecue on Main Street 5 p.m. - Midnight
- Jazz & Blues at the Municipal Lot Music Venue 5 p.m. - Midnight
- Beer and Wine Garden on Mill Pond Lane 5 p.m. - Midnight
- Free admission adults 21 and over 5 - 6 p.m.
- Music 6 p.m. - Midnight
6-7 p.m. - Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven
7:30-8:30 p.m. - The Hawktones
9-10:15 p.m. - The Detroit Tenors
10:45 p.m.-12 a.m. - Rusty Wright Band
6-7 p.m. - Gerard Gibbs and the Return of ORGANized Crime
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Chef Chris & The Nairobi Trio
9-10:15 p.m. - Tumbao Bravo
10:45 p.m.-12 a.m. - Doug Deming & The Jeweltones – (Harmonica Hurricane featuring Dennis Gruenling, Steve Guyger & Hank Mowery)
For more information, visit www.brightoncoc.org.