Blues, Brews and BBQ set for weekend

Blues, Brews and BBQ set for weekend

CHAMPAIGN — The 2013 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will offer more than 60 bars, restaurants and shops in downtown Champaign.

The event is June 28-29. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Organizers say the new home in downtown Champaign gives the festival room to grow and the ability to add new elements such as a motorcycle show, a workshop stage and an interview tent, as well as to provide national touring artists on all stages.

The entertainment schedule for June 28:

— Miller Beer/US 105.9 Stage: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jr. & The Blues Rockers; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Laurie Morvan band; 8:30 to 10 p.m., Shane Dwight; 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Eric Sardinas.

— Central Illinois Bank Stage: 5 to 6:30 p.m., the James Jones Trio; 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jerry Lee and The Juju Kings; 9 to 10:30 p.m., Shirley Johnson.

— Blues in the Schools Stage: 4 to 4:30 p.m., C4A —Blues camp; 4:30 to 5 p.m., Bow-dacious String Band; 5 to 5:30 p.m., Joe Asselin harmonica workshop; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Zack Fedor; 8 to 9:30 p.m., Sad Sam Blues Jam.

— Memphis on Main After Fest Stage: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Billy Galt & The Blues Deacons.

For June 29:

— Miller Beer/US 105.9 Stage: 1:30 to 3 p.m., Duke of Uke & his Novelty Orchestra; 3:30 to 6 p.m., 105.9 country showdown; 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Kelly Richey Band; 8:30 to 10 p.m., Popa Chubby; 10:30 to midnight, Walter Trout.

— Central Illinois Bank Stage: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Coco Butter Kids; 3 to 4:30 p.m., Delta Kings; 5 to 6:30 p.m., Andrew "Junior Boy" Jones; 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hadden Sayers; 9 to 10:30 p.m., Motorcycle Show awards.

— Blues in the Schools Stage: noon to 12:30 p.m., Wiley Blues Singers; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Josh Spence harmonica workshop; 1 to 1:30 p.m., GH Strummers; 1:30 to 2 p.m., Aaron Wilson drum workshop; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tom Vrem and friends; 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sounds Like Purple; 6 to 7 p.m., Mo Betta blues; 7:30 to 9 p.m., Aaron Griffin.

— Memphis on Main After Fest Stage: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mudwinders.

More information can be found at http://bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com/.

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