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New Town Festival: Blues, Brews & BBQ


WHAT: 2nd Annual Blues, Brews, and Bar-B-Q New Town Festival

WHERE:  St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum & the North End Center
203 Gilbert Street and the junction of Turner and Price’s Fork
Blacksburg, Virginia Tech

WHO:  The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation

SPONSORS:  The Virginia Tech Foundation, the North End Merchants, and Downtown Blacksburg Inc.

Old Time Blues, Bar-B-Q and Beer (and wine) make for a great festival!  That’s just what you’ll find on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum, located in the North End Center from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Eight bands/performers will play traditional “Blues” music on two stages recalling the days when crowds would gather at the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall in New Town at the corner of Gilbert and Barger Streets.

While the local, state, and nationally recognized historic landmark, the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is the center of the celebration of traditional music and good times, this year a second stage will offer even more music and fun in the middle of the North End Center located where the New Town neighborhood once stood.

Jessie Eaves, a member of the Odd Fellows Committee, said, “We’re doing what the neighbors in New Town did on a regular basis: build fellowship, enjoy a great afternoon, and experience the delights of music, food, and beer.”  Admission is free, although a donation is requested.

This year the old time blues entertainers include: The Blue Monday Band, Neal Wyms, Tim Pak, Scott Perry, Emily Guill and Friends, The Indian Run Duo, The Bill Hoffman Blues Quintet, and the headliner, coming up from North Carolina, “The King Bees”.

Come to the North End Center on Prices Fork (Buffalo Wild Wings, Five Guys, Next Door Bakery, etc.) and the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum for a rip-roarin’ ruckus with some great tunes, delicious food, and cold brews.  Nothing’s better than an afternoon of Blues, Brews, and Bar-B-Q in a charming historic setting.

No outside food, drink or pets are allowed.  Seating is limited, so you may wish to bring chairs while you and your family sit and dance under the big tents.