Giveaway: Win Tix to the Brews + BBQ Festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury

2 May
Read on to see how you can win a pair of tickets!

Read on to see how you can win a pair of tickets!

Update:  The winner of the pair of tickets is Chris Warren!  Congratulations!

Beer and BBQ are two of our favorite things and if you’re a true American, you think so too.  If you disagree, well, we think you should be deported to some far off land where there is no beer and the closest thing to BBQ is a McRib sandwich.  But, you read our blog, you think like us, and you have great taste so there won’t be any problems at all. 

So, let’s kick off spring and BBQ season in Danbury with a brand new festival put on by Townsquare Media (Kicks 105.5 andi95):  The Brews & BBQ Festival.  It’s being held at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury on May 17 from 3-10 pm.  Tickets are just $15 online or $20 at the event.  Once you have your tix, you’ll get access to the great BBQ and burgers that are up for purchase, there will be plenty of ice cold beer for you to buy and sip/down, other items to purchase, and there will be music from Cabinet and Amy Helm.  

If you’d like a free pair of tickets, all you need to do is comment on this post, telling us what your favorite tip for BBQing is.  The contest starts now and goes until Thursday, 5/8/14, at 6 pm.  At that time, we’ll select a winner, will update this post with the winner and will share it on Facebook too.  

Here are the vendors with more on the way:

Hog Wild BBQ
• Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium
 Powerhouse Kitchens and Appliances
• Danbury Autospring & Welding Co.
• Echo Bay Marina
• Bick’s Burgers & Fries
 Billy’s BBQ
• One Eyed Pig
• Triple B BBQ
• Mima’s Meatballs
• Thirst Quencher Neckware

Brews & BBQ Festival

May 17, 3-10 pm

$15 online, $20 at the gate

Ives Concert Park

Danbury, CT

Park rules for this event: No food, beverages, coolers or umbrellas permitted. You may bring your own chair for the lawn.




19 Responses to “Giveaway: Win Tix to the Brews + BBQ Festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury”

  1. Kim May 8, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    always like to marinate meat or chicken for at least a few hours, a bold & spicy bbq sauce is always nice addition too.


  2. Teresa Sears May 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    A good BBQ sauce is the key cooked slowly


  3. Emily Schmitt May 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Dry Rub then put it in the frig for a few hours


  4. kyla andreasen May 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    The secret is slow and low.


  5. Zack Foster May 5, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Incorporate beer into cooking whenever possible!


  6. Debra Carman May 4, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Nothing Better then BBQ, Beer and live music! Im willing to travel to get there too!


  7. Tim B May 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    If you’re using your own smoker pay extra for the more expensive mesquite chips. The extra flavor is worth the money.


  8. whitemist May 2, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    a rub applied 24 hrs – meat cooked low and slow on Woof (the kind depends on the meat), dipping sauce made with bourbon! Drink? -beer of course!
    Yes – i do an awesome Texas brisket and great pork ribs!


  9. Chris Warren May 2, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Always keep a six pack by your side


  10. Craig Dolphin May 2, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    With coals on one side toss is cloves of garlic and some jalapenos with favorite wood choice of wood chips. Great all on taste with out that overwhelming sauce. Let the smoke do the magic.


  11. Craig Dolphin May 2, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Coals on on side ribs and chicken on the others side. Kick back with friends and let the magic happen. Patience for great BBQ brings great times and great food


  12. Erica May 2, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    By far the best tip (s) for BBQ are to always use beer in your recipe and to let it go low and slow!!!

    Is it lunch time yet????



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