CTbites Chef Demo Tent @ 11th Annual Blues Views and BBQ September 1-2

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The Westport - Weston Chamber of Commerce and DBD Productions announces the 2018 Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, with a Labor Day musical weekend lineup that includes musical headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fantastic Negrito, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Carolyn Wonderland and more on the Levitt Pavilion stage. BUY TICKETS HERE 

Connecticut’s premier music and food festival is celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport. A weekend experience that never disappoints the sellout crowds, this signature end of summer event is set to deliver another standout year.

This year Blues Views and BBQ will feature 20 bands, hours of family fun at the famous Imperial Jam with the bounce park, Touch a Truck, airbrush tattoos, pie and rib eating contests and our second stage showcasing local and family friendly musical entertainment all day long.  The festival will be held in the Imperial Ave commuter lot in addition to the Levitt Pavilion. 

Don’t miss the KCBS BBQ competition, and CTBites returns on Saturday 9/1 with cooking demos providing culinary inspiration. 

CTbites Chef Demo Tent Lineup

12 Noon-Chef Jonas Daniela from Amis Trattoria

1 pm- Chef Pietro Scotti from Da Pietros Restaurant 

2 pm- Chef Carlos Baez from The Spread and El Segundo

3 pm- Chef Jess Bengston from Terrain Garden Café  

4 pm- Chef Adam Roytman from Bar Sugo

There will also be a variety of food trucks serving everything from BBQ to Grilled Cheese to Lobster Rolls from such popular vendors such as Bobby Q’s, Melt Mobile, Boothbay Lobster Co., A&S Fine Foods, Trolley Dogs, The Belgian Bus and More! There will be cocktails from Tito's and Knob Creek in addition to beer from New Belgium.

Tickets are priced from $15 for admission just to Imperial Jam to $90 for Levitt Live weekend access. For more information and full musical guest lineup visit: