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May 6, 2023
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
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Blues Brews BBQ
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Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Sample more than 30 local craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ (available for purchase), and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads and beyond take the stage at Riverwalk Landing.

This is one of Yorktown's most anticipated yearly festivals! Buy tickets in advance or at the door. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform at this event. More details will follow as we approach festival so check back soon!

Tickets are $40 online or at the door (if available). A limited number of non-drinking tickets are available for $15. 

This is a closed ticketed event only. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, even if you are unable to make the severe weather date. Severe weather date subject to change.

Band Performances:

  • 12:30 p.m.: HM Johnson Band
  • 3:30 p.m.: The Jason Cale Band

Food Trucks: 

  • Boyd's Tasty Dogs
  • Chef Joseph's Seafood
  • Coastal Thirst
  • Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare
  • Smoke BBQ

Brewery Lineup:

  • Alewerks Brewing Co.
  • Back Bay Brewing Co.
  • Billsburg Brewery
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co.
  • Cape Charles Brewing Company
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Evil Genius Beer Co.
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Hoop Tea
  • Kona Brewing Co.
  • Oozlefinch Beers & Blending
  • Sly Clyde Ciderwork
  • Southern Tier Distilling
  • St. George's Brewing Company
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • That Damn Mary Brewing Company
  • The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade Brewing Co.
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • And more!


1) Can I bring in my own wine, beer, or other alcohol?
No, ABC regulations forbid any outside alcohol being brought in. No outside food is permitted, however, bottled water will be allowed. No tables, coolers, tents, or large umbrellas are permitted. Small folding lawn or beach chairs are allowed.

2 ) How long can we taste?
Tasting lasts until 5:45 p.m. If you purchased an alcoholic beverage, it must be finished before 6pm.

3) Can I bring in my picnic basket?
Not this year, but water is permitted. No coolers.

4) Can I buy a glass/bottle of beer/wine and drink it?
Yes, if you have a ticket and an appropriate wristband.

5) Can I buy a tasting glass?
No. We only give glasses out with an event ticket purchase.

6) I broke my glass, can I get another one?
There is a charge for replacing glasses while supplies last.

7) Can my younger children (under 13 years old) come in with me without charge?
This is not a kid-friendly event. Children will need a ticket to access the main event areas.

8) Can our designated driver come in without charge?
No, but we have a limited number of non-drinking tickets for purchase. Anyone wanting to purchase, sample, consume, or be in possession of alcohol must have an drinking event ticket and wrist band.

9) Can an extra person sit at our VIP table?
We strictly enforce the number of people allowed in the VIP area. Since those tickets cost more, we want to ensure everyone is comfortable and enjoys the event. We also have to ensure that a chair from another table isn’t taken.

10)  Can I bring my pet in?
No, this is not a pet-friendly event. Service animals are allowed, however, there are no water stations and the area can be crowded.

11) Is food included in the ticket price?
No. Food must be purchased from the vendors of your choice.

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