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‘Blues, Brews and BBQ’ to kick off Friday in Halifax

Halifax Events kicks off the summer at the Farmer’s Market in the Town of Halifax on Friday, June 14, from 6-11 p.m. with a great night of “Blues, Brews and BBQ.” 

Music from the legendary Steve Bassett Blues Band (co-author of “Sweet Virginia Breeze”) and Halifax’s own Hot Damn! Band will fill the air along with the aroma of the finest barbecue around, according to Events Coordinator Susi Robbins.

This Friday marks the debut of the Blue Flame Barbeque Sundae at the “Blues, Brews and BBQ.” 

“It’s barbecue like you’ve never seen it before. No muss, no fuss, just sweet and spicy signature barbecue beans layered with fresh creamy homemade coleslaw and topped with succulent hand pulled smoked pork,” Robbins said. “Just one of the many taste bud adventures that include smoked beef brisket and the tried and true hand-pulled barbeque sandwich provided by Whitey Roark and Mark Dickerson’s Blue Flame Barbeque.”

There will be more of Halifax County’s finest barbecue vendors on hand: “Smokin’ Jakes” will be offering free tastings of pulled pork barbecue, their original in house barbecue sauces and mascot “Lucky” will make his debut from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Eddie Tate “Tater Bug’s Bar-B-Que” will be grilling onsite featuring his award-winning dry rubbed fresh smoked pork, St. Louis style pork ribs, barbecue chicken and beef briskets.  

“Ollies” will be featuring their awesome bone-sucking ribs, pulled pork barbecue and chicken.  All vendors will offer a variety of sides to complete the dinner plate.

A great selection of wine and beer will be available from Bright Meadows Vineyards and Blue Ridge Beverage. Iced tea, water and sodas also will be available.

No parking will be available in Farmers Market parking lot, but handicap parking only will be available on a first-come, first-served basis along with a drop off area for the general public. Parking will be available along S. Main Street and adjacent parking areas.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate  and are available at the Halifax Town Office (along with T-shirts), Peddlar’s  Market Exchange Store, Common Grounds, Halifax Tourism Visitor Center, Molasses Grill and Bistro 1888. 

“The public is invited to join us in the Town of Halifax to eat, drink and dance in the “Sweet Virginia Breeze,” Robbins said.  “Bring your lawn chair, your appetite and dancing shoes for a great night of ‘Blues, Brews and BBQ.”’