SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2016 FRIDAY 5pm – 11:30pm SATURDAY 12:00noon – 11:30pm
The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present our 11th Annual Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival this coming weekend in Downtown Brighton.
Event hours are Friday September 9th, 5pm – 11:30pm and Saturday, September 10th 12:00noon – 11:30pm.
Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin’ up Main Street from Grand River to 1st Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n’ cheese and more. Vendors will be open on Main Street 5pm – 11:30pm on Friday and 12:00pm – 11:30pm on Saturday.
Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Harvest Bread Company) both Friday and Saturday, 5pm – 11:30pm. Cover is just $5.00. Ages 21 and over after 9pm. Beer, wine, ale and hard cider are also just $5.00. ATM’s are available on Main Street and at the entrance to the beer tent.
People’s Express will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event. Shuttle pick up locations are at the Brighton High School located at 7878 Brighton Rd, Brighton 48116 and at the Meijer M Dot Parking Lot located at 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 48116. Shuttles will run 5:00pm-12:00am on Friday and Saturday 12:00pm – 12:00am.
Main Street entertainment includes LIVE Interactive Human Puzzles presented by Puzzled Escape. Friday performances are at 7:00 and 8:00pm and Saturday performances are at 1:00, 5:00 and 7:00pm. One Spirit Dance & Fitness will also be preforming a LIVE fire show on both Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm. An additional show is scheduled for Saturday at 3:00pm at the Mill Pond. Attendees can also get creative with Paint and Pour where you can take home your very own smokin’ art! Those interested can register at the Mill Pond Gazebo. Airborne Bouncers will be on hand with a never before seen climbing wall and the crowd favorite riding bull.
It is also your chance to meet modern day blacksmith Jim Roth of Hell Creek Forge – LIVE and on St Paul Street both days. Come see what true blacksmithing is all about! **weather permitting**
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Visit our sponsor and non-profit booths for your chance to win. Many ways to get involved, enter to win or just share what you love about our community.
And be sure to stop by the CHAMBER/INFO BOOTH located in front of the Running Lab located at the corner of Hyne and Main Street to vote for this year’s People’s Choice for best bbq!
Live entertainment pulls from the best of the best of both local and national jazz and blues bands. Ben Sharkey returns on Friday night after receiving a standing ovation in 2013.
This year’s line up also includes:
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 9TH
6:00PM – 7:00PM The Alligators
7:30PM – 8:30PM Ben Sharkey with The Woodward Horns
9:00PM – 10:00PM Root Doctor
10:30PM – 11:30PM George Bedard & The Kingpins
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
6:00PM – 7:00PM Marcus Elliot Quartet
7:30PM – 8:30PM The Millionaires featuring Camille Price & Dr. Leonard
9:00PM – 10:00PM Toronzo Cannon
10:30PM – 11:30PM Kenny Parker Band
George Bedard & The Kingpins
The Millionaires featuring Camille Price & Dr. Leonard King
Kenny Parker Band
Ben Sharkey with The Woodward Horns
Marcus Elliott Quartet
“Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues festival is certainly a signature event for Livingston County,” states Pam McConeghy, President and CEO of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. “It has brought a considerable amount of attention to downtown Brighton and has helped to stimulate its vibrant economy. The festival brings jazz, blues and barbecue enthusiasts to Brighton from all across the region. We’re looking forward to another successful event, and for our downtown to once again be packed to the max!”
Contact Sophia Freni, Director of Events, at the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce for more information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 810.227.5086. Please visit www.brightonsmokinjazz.com for event updates.
Come for the food, stay for the music!
First National Bank