Every summer the bars and the restaurants in The Cobblestone District throw a big bash called BBQ and Blues. It's a great way to experience an up and coming district that is no longer just lively during Sabres' games and First Niagara Center events. Along with the upcoming festival, the district is planning on showcasing festivities each week to draw visitors before, during and after the various music series events at Canalside. "The establishments in the Cobblestone District (Cobblestone Bar, WJR Morrissey's, Benchwarmers and Lagerhaus 95)," developer Sam Savarino explained. "Are having a post party after Thursday concerts and the Canalside concerts. In a show of rare comity we will have at least 4 food trucks on Mississippi as part of the festivities each week. There is a web site as well:
Friday, June 15, 2012,
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Along Mississippi Street
Pre-sale tickets to the summer kick-off party can be purchased now online at www.BBQBluesBash.com
, or by calling (716) 783-3356
As for the BBQ and Blues Bash, here are all of the details:
* $30/person (pre-sale) or $40/person (day-of-event)
* Unlimited BBQ & brews!
Mick Hayes Band doing some real blues music.
Cobblestone establishments open afterwards with live music/DJs, etc. All will be showing the Wallenda walk which starts at 9 when the BBQ & Blues Bash ends.
Venue moved north on Mississippi to the corner of Perry outside Lagerhaus 95.
Lagerhaus 95 serving sausages and haus made German potato salad. Fresh made corn bread from L95 also (all gratis and volunteer)
R&R Barbecue food truck serving pulled pork (all gratis and volunteer)
Charcoal grilled chicken, dog and other BBQ things.
Mississippi Street will be tented - rain or shine.
Free parking courtesy of the Sabres in adjoining lots.
Lots of free give away prizes including Bills memorabilia.
Some Bills will be in attendance and will be signing autographs.
All product is donated and all staff is volunteer (including a large contingent from First Niagara Bank). All revenue goes directly to Gateway-Longview, Inc.
Over 21 only.