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      6th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in Champaign

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      June 28, 2013 - June 29, 2013

      Friday   4:00 PM - Saturday 12:00 AM

      North Walnut Street
      Champaign, Illinois 61820

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      6th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

      The time has come once again... and we are happy to be back in Champaign for another fun filled summer session!

      DATE - JUNE 28 & 29 2013

      LOCATION - NEWS GAZETTE BUILDING/DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN

      TICKETS - FREE EVENT -- Admission to the 2013 festival will remain to be "FREE" yes "FREE". Fluid Events, has teamed up with several local Not-for-Profit groups and several great local sponsors to make this event happen once again!


      DONATIONS - This year we will be asking everyone for a small $5 donation at the gates (this is "NOT" a required donation). The festival could not take place or be a successful event without the support of non-profit originations and other local groups and businesses. The donation will help support the festival as well as the organizations helping us bring this festival to you!

      THE FESTIVAL - The 2013 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will be located at the NEWS GAZETTE in Downtown Champaign Il. Our new home in Downtown Champaign gave the festival room to grow for several more years and the ability to add new elements such as our motorcycle show, our workshop stage, an interview tent as well as provide national touring artists on all stages. In addition the vibrant downtown area boasts more than 60 bars, restaurants and shops all within one or two blocks of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. We are certain you will enjoy the festival, the nightlife and the excitement that this event will bring to Downtown Champaign!!

      2013 BAND SCHEDULE

      **FRIDAY JUNE 28**

      MILLER BEER & US 105.9 STAGE;
      4:30 – 6:00 -- JR. & THE BLUES ROCKERS
      6:30 – 8:00 -- LAURIE MORVAN BAND
      8:30 – 10:00 -- SHANE DWIGHT
      10:30 – 12:00 -- ERIC SARDINAS

      CIB BANK STAGE;
      5:00 – 6:30 -- THE JAMES JONES TRIO
      7:00 – 8:30 -- JERRY LEE AND THE JUJU KINGS
      9:00 – 10:30 -- SHIRLEY JOHNSON

      **SATURDAY JUNE 29**

      MILLER BEER & US 105.9 STAGE;
      1:30 – 3:00 -- DUKE OF UKE & HIS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA
      3:30 – 5:00 -- ??
      5:30 – 6:00 -- CARNIVAL DEBAUCHE (BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE)
      6:30 – 8:00 -- THE KELLY RICHEY BAND
      8:30 – 10:00 -- POPA CHUBBY
      10:30 – 12:00 -- WALTER TROUT

      CIB BANK STAGE;
      1:00 – 2:30 -- COCO BUTTER KIDS
      3:00 – 4:30 -- DELTA KINGS
      5:00 – 6:30 -- ANDREW “JR BOY” JONES
      7:00 – 8:30 -- HADDEN SAYERS
      9:00 – 10:30 -- MOTORCYCLE SHOW AWARDS

      THE PRAIRIE CROSSROADS BLUES SOCIETY (PCBS) FAMILY AND FUTURE STAR STAGE:

      (info will be posted soon)

      THE ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S AND SCIENCE MUSEUM, PRAIRIE CROSSROADS BLUES SOCIETY "BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS" STAGE:

      (info will be posted soon)

      DINOSORE MOTORCYCLE CLUB, BIKE SHOW:

      For the second year in a row Fluid Events has teamed up with the Dinosores Motorcycle Club to include a one of a kind bike show! This is the biggest bike show in the state!! The motorcycle show will feature over 150 motorcycles from all around the country.

      2nd Annual “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” Fundraiser

      ***GRAND PRIZE: 2013 XL1200V Sportser***

      -Only 500 tickets will be sold! 2ndprize: $750.00, 3rd prize: $500.00, 4th prize: $250.00

      -Tickets are $40.00 each or 3 for $100.00

      -Prizes will be drawn at the festival on Saturday, June 29th

      -You can find out more information about the show and fundraiser at http://bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com/index.php/motorcycleshow

      -Proceeds will benefit the Crisis Nursery, Urbana, Illinois


      NEWS GAZETTE MEDIA AND INTERVIEW TENT: The News Gazette Media Tent will have several interview sessions with local radio personalities and TOP-notch artists such as Walter Trout, Eric Sardinas and Poppa Chubby throughout the weekend. All media and public guests are invited to attend the fantastic activities and interesting interviews that will be happening at the tent!

      "EXILE ON MAIN STREET'S" RECORD STORE AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS: This is an onsite record store that will be hosting meet and greets. Bands such as Shane Dwight and Shirley Johnson will be at Exile periodically throughout the weekend signing autographs so don’t miss this opportunity to meet your favorite band members-- make sure to stop by!!

      SPECIAL DEALS -

      VIP -
      We have released only 80 of these VIP packages and they will be available only through ETIX.COM

      THE PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE:
      - 1 (one) seat located in the front four rows (These seats will be yours all weekend long)
      - VIP Laminate Pass and Lanyard
      - Access to a private band meet and greet area
      - Limited Edition Festival Poster
      - Festival T-shirt
      - Goodies Provided by some of our favorite BBQ sponsors
      - Limited Edition Festival Beer Mug
      - 2 "FREE" Drink Tickets "MUST BE 21 and HAVE VALID ID TO USE THESE FOR ALCOHOL"
      **The purchase of this package will also enter you into the drawing for the best seats in the house.

      THE LOUIE'S LOUNGE VIP PACKAGE:
      ENTER TO WIN THE "Country US 105.9 and CHAMPAIGN CENTER Partnership” LOUIE'S LOUNGE VIP SEAT PACKAGE -
      These really are the best seats in the house. Fluid Events & THIS IS IT FURNITURE is offering two lucky individuals each a chance to win a pair of seats on the stage. That’s right...on the stage!!! Two of you and a guest each will have a nice cushy couch seat on the side of the stage with in an arms length of the bands. Winners will also be given 2 complete VIP PACKAGES (less the seats). To enter for your chance to win this package you must log into WWW.WGKC.NET and click on " THE LOUIES LOUNGE" logo. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON AIR THE WEEK OF THE FESTIVAL!!!!!!!!!!

       

      GET INVOLVED NOW!! There plenty of great opportunities available for you.

      Vendors: We are now looking for additional food, art and craft vendors for this year’s festival.

      Sponsors: The festival could not be a success without the support of local businesses and organizations. There are an abundant number of ways for your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us. Your generosity and donations will truly help support the festival!

      Volunteers: The success of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival depends, in so many ways, on the efforts of volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to help out and volunteer during the weekend!

      For more information contact info@fluidevents.org or call (217) 359-6960 you can also visit our websitewww.bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com and download the rules and application which should be posted very soon.

      Cost: FREE 0.00

      Categories: Festivals | Fundraising & Charity

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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