The Blues, Brew and BBQ festival will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Village Commons in Cashiers.
The event mixes local barbecue, craft beers and two of the most popular blues bands in the southeast. Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues will headline the festival from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Arnold was a nominee for best traditional blues artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards. He has performed with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding, James Brown and B.B. King. Opening for Arnold will be The Rick Fowler Band from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
There will be barbecue, beer, wine and other food and beverages available. The festival is general admission and donations are appreciated and will be held rain or shine. Personal coolers, food and pets are not permitted. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket.
VIP tickets are available and will include seating with bistro tables and chairs, including a meal and bottled water. VIP tickets are $65 for one or $120 for two. There will be reserved parking and a private bar and meal station for VIPs to purchase adult beverages. The special VIP tickets can be purchased at Landmark Realty.
The festival is presented by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association