The Santa Clarita BBQ & Beer Festival will take place over Cinco de Mayo weekend: Friday, 5/5 – Sunday, 5/7. Locals and visitors to Santa Clarita’s Central Park can expect a variety of food, drink and entertainment throughout the weekend, with the band lineup just announced:
Saturday’s entertainment will include first class rock legends tribute act Skinny Little Twits, and Highway Starr will bring country hits to the Santa Clarita stage. Finally, LA Latin-funk outfit Adelaide will be imparting their good vibes on the brews-loving crowd at the festival.
Sunday’s blues-heavy lineup will include performances from Michael John & the Bottom Line alongside the Jack Mack & the Heart Attack Horns. The weekend’s entertainment will be headlined by blues artist Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.
Saturday and Sunday are both family-friendly events, with kids 12 and under receiving free admission. Friday is 21+, where guests will have bottomless access to 50+ handcrafted beers and ciders on tap. Participating breweries include House Beer, Santa Maria Brewing Company, MadeWest, Rincon Brewery, Poseidon Brewing Co., The Dudes Brewing Co., St. Killian Importing, The Bloody Cure, Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., Sierra Nevada, Stella Artois, Wolf Creek Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Pocock Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Company, Island Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing, Coronado Brewing Co., Firestone Walker and more.
BBQ and food truck participants include Black Sugar Rib Company, Carter’s Smoked BBQ, BBQ Smokehouse, Cowboy John’s Smoken BBQ, Our Place BBQ, Taste of Soul on Wheels and It’s in the Sauce BBQ, among others.
The Santa Clarita BBQ & Beer Festival is located in Central Park, Santa Clarita: 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. Tickets will also be sold at the door and are currently available online. Friday beer festival tickets range from $20 to $40 and Saturday/Sunday tickets are $10. For more information, please visit www.BBQandBeerFestival.com.
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