Friday, September 21, 2012
Each week, Brighton Patch will feature videos from YouTube about Brighton.
There's lots of cool stuff going on in Brighton. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Each week, Brighton Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about Brighton. This week's pick features a video by Lindsay Root of the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton, which was sponsored and paid for by the Michigan Rehab Specialists. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Brighton? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured next week.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The festival will resume on Main Street Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Hundreds of people wandered about downtown Brighton Friday night despite a steady drizzle during the beginning of the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Fest. The rain increased by the time The Hawktones, the second act of the night, took the stage, sending most of the crowd underneath the tent in the Beer & Wine Garden on Mill Pond Lane. However, a few couples took out umbrellas and continued to sit in the audience, enjoying the music and show. The festival will resume Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. in downtown Brighton. Do you have photos from the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival? Share them on Brighton Patch. Simply click the "Upload Photos & Video" button above the photo gallery.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The festival will run Friday and Saturday on Main Street.
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 Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. 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…
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Meatloafers will be at the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Friday and Saturday. They will donate all proceeds to cancer research.
About a year and a half ago, after a lot of random volunteer work at various events, Joseph "Pit Boss" Peardon, Thomas Archer, Jason Conrad Huntley and Robert Legowsky decided to form a charity grill team and call themselves the Meatloafers. Since forming, the men have cooked at several Brighton Masonic Lodge picnics and fundraisers. "These guys are really good cooks and I'm a really good gofer," Huntley said. "Well, I'm not a good gofer, but whatever, they let me tag along anyways." Their first group event was the Smokin' Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton last year. Since it was their first event, it seems fitting that it will also be the last with all four original Meatloafers. In the past year, cancer has struck the …