Getdown, Chowdown, Throwdown: 2 Pairs of Tix for Blues, Views + BBQ 2015 up for Grabs!

23 Aug

Somehow, inexplicably, it’s almost Labor Day. And, while that does mean it’s the start of school again, it also means something great for Fairfield Countiers: it’s Blues, Views & BBQ time! Yes, the annual festival that has gotten bigger and better each year is back for some more in Westport. Like previous years, there will be plenty of places to get a bite like local restaurants or food trucks, plenty to drink with Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Tito’s, Beam Suntory, Newman’s Own Wines, plenty to purchase from local vendors like Tom’s Roid Rippin Hot Sauce, 8 interactive chef demos (you get to eat the food, too), the official KCBS BBQ “Cookin’ for a Cause” contest, live music, and new this year is the People’s Choice Wing Contest where the winner is decided by you. It all goes down September 5 from 11-10 and September 6 from 11-9 with entry costing $10 or $15 at the gate. If you’d like entry to see the live music portion, All Access tickets are at various price points including a deal for both days. Please note, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

In depth look at that oozy gooey goodness of the sandwich.  Divine.

In depth look at that oozy gooey goodness of the sandwich. Divine.

But, wait, there’s more . . . we’ve got two pairs of All Access tix for ya. One pair for Saturday, the other pair for Sunday. All you need to do in order to enter is comment on this post or Facebook and let us know:

  1. My favorite thing about Blues, Views & BBQ is _______________.
  2. Which day you’d like to get tickets for.

That’s it, that easy, that simple. The contest starts now and goes until next Sunday, 8/30, until 8 pm. 

Here are more details about BV&B:

Restaurants and Food Trucks

Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ, Winnie’s Jerk Chicken & Fish, Blue Lemon, Melt Mobile food truck, Kettle Corn, Dave and Jerry’s Hot Dog Trolley, Rolling Cones, and Rita’s Ice.


Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Tito’s Vodka, Beam Suntory, Newman’s Own Wines, Poland Spring, Stone Street Tye Dye, Velvet Orchid Hoops, R&B Teez, Bobby Q’s, Tom’s Roid Rippin Hot Sauce, Tomspice, Dash N Drizzle, Fruple.

Chef Demos


12:00 – Match – Chef Matt Storch
1:00 – Walrus + Carpenter – Chef Jon Vaast

Chef Carlos Baez is the man behind The Spread in SoNo. We think he has what it takes to take home Best in Show, how about you?

2:00 – The Spread – Chef Carlos Baez
3:00 – Fleisher’s Craft Butchery – Emily Mingrone


12:00 – Bobby Q’s Barbeque and Grill – Tim Doherty
1:00 –  Vespa –  Chef David White
2:00 – HooDoo Brown BBQ – Cody Sperry
3:00 – Da Pietro’s Restaurant – Chef Pietro Scotti

Plenty of Contests!

Rib Eating Contest, Pie Eating Contest, and People’s Choice Wing Contest!

Family Activities

Bull riding (mechanical, not real), bouncy inflatables, face painting, and games.

Live Music! 


Relative Souls, Billy Iuso and Restless Natives, Honey Island Swamp Band, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Dan Stevens, Randy Brody Drum Circle, Jake Julak and the LowDown, Boogie Boys, Funky Dawgz Band, and Jim Malone and the Piney Hearts.


School of Rock, Mark Naftalin, Alexis P. Suter, Sugar Blue, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Matt Schofield, and Joe Louis Walker.

18 Responses to “Getdown, Chowdown, Throwdown: 2 Pairs of Tix for Blues, Views + BBQ 2015 up for Grabs!”

  1. WinMeNot September 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect way to spend some quality time with my family. Drinks and amazing food plus a lot of games to watch and play. Just the perfect thing to do on a weekend. Thank you for this article!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Joan September 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Best Jazz and BBQ Festival in the North east. Either day would work for me.


  3. Mary August 29, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    My favorite thing about Blues, Views & BBQ is the chill vibe and music! I’d like tickets for Sunday.


  4. Michele August 29, 2015 at 1:49 am #

    BBQ from Bobby Q & HooDoo Brown! Sunday would be my preferred day for tickets but I am flexible! Thanks for all your great content!


  5. Harry Kritzer August 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Tito’s Vodka (coming back this year!). Of course, along with great music.


  6. Steve Draper August 26, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    My favorite thing about Blues, Views & BBQ would be the food! I haven’t been to this festival but I’d most look forward to trying delicious BBQ. Ending the day with a great show would be great too!


  7. Mike T August 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    My favorite thing about Blues, Views & BBQ is watching the teams prepare tasty food for the competition. Its awesome to see how passionate they are about making those smoked meats for the Kansas City Barbeque Society judges. So no surprise, I like Saturday !


  8. john lippoth August 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Anders Osborne a few years ago. Saturday.


  9. Erica August 24, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    This is so exciting and it’s making me hungry for lunch!!! This would be great, my Labor Weekend plans just got squashed this tickets for Sunday would be amazing. My favorite part of the festival is tasting the offerings from all of the vendors then deciding which restaurants I need to eat at during the year!


  10. Johanna August 24, 2015 at 7:07 am #

    The Blues Views and BBQ festivals helps to enstill the love of Food and Music to my 3 young children, They look forward to hours of fun on the bouncy houses then picking out what food they would like to eat,,,then back to the bouncy houses. Later in the evening my husband and I enjoy great music and again grab some BBQ. It’s a win for the entire family,

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro August 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

      It’s great that you are starting them young, plus smart move in tiring them out for later when you chow down on BBQ. Which day are you hoping to go?


  11. Diane McGeady August 23, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Ok so I’m commenting on your post for the BBQ festival in Westport. My favorite thing about the festival is all array of wonderful people that gather for good fun, good music, and great food!

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

  12. tdeenihan August 23, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    My favourite thing about Blues, Views, and BBQ is that it’s NEW (to me, anyway) – which also rhymes! Never been, but sounds like everything we’d love to check out! Sunday tix would be awesome, and help us recover from dropping our freshman daughter at college the day before. Fingers crossed and hope to see you guys there! –


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro August 23, 2015 at 10:29 am #

      That would be a great reason to go. Lots of luck with the contest! Also, take care. It’s gotta be tough to drop your kid off at college!



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