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2016 Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival

August 19, 2016 - August 20, 2016

There’s nothing better than 2 days worth of BBQ competitions and blues!!! The Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival returns from August 19 – 20, 2016 at Smith Street in front of the Burton Cummings Theatre. The festival will feature the best in local, national and international blues performers along with the Pit Masters Championship, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

Headlining acts will play on the Burton Cummings Theatre stage both nights.

Music Lineup:

  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • Doucette
  • Tinsley Ellis Band and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
  • Son of Dave featuring Ben Darville of the Crash Test Dummies
  • Cecile Doo-Kingue
  • Big Dave McLean
  • and more!

The “Pit Masters” barbeque competition will once again be part of the Festival. It will take place Friday and Saturday with a $10,000 cash purse – one of the largest in Canada. The two-day event is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbeque competition that is open to amateurs and professionals who will be competing for points and cash prizes. Teams will also compete for a shot at an invitation to the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition (Lynchburg, Tennessee), the World Food Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama) and the American Royal Championships (Kansas City, Missouri).

Concert passes, which include both outdoor festival site access and reserved seating for headlining concerts at Burton Cummings Theatre are available for $129.00, $99.00 or $69.00 (2 day pass) or individual day concert passes start at $39.00. Admission to the Street Festival site only, including outdoor entertainment, BBQ competition, vendor food and beverage areas, is $20.00 per day. All prices plus fees.


August 19, 2016
August 20, 2016
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Burton Cummings Theatre
364 Smith Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2 Canada
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(204) 956-5656
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