Chasing Dallas, The Echo, Deb & The Dynamics and Bite the Bullet will be headlining the 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew festival on April 7 in Fort Myers.
A highlight of each year’s event is an impressive lineup of Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town.” Famous Dave’s, Jonesez BBQ, Dave’s Bangin’ BBQ, Addiction BBQ and BurgerQue have confirmed their attendance, as well as Artisan Gelato by Norman Love and Scirrotto’s Cinnamon City. Additional vendors include Sattler’s Leather Crafts & Hats, Reel Islander Apparel, Costco and Homes for Heroes of Southwest Florida.
BBQ, Bands & Brew will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Admission is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the gate.
The festival is a major fundraising event of Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) that provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. In addition to music and food at BBQ, Bands & Brew, younger guests can enjoy a children’s play area with face-painting and games. A cornhole tournament with cash prizes starts at noon. Pre-registration for the cornhole tournament is available at BBQBandsAndBrew.com.
All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is returning as the presenting sponsor for BBQ, Bands & Brew. Major sponsors include Argos, Ferguson, Juniper Landscaping, Storm Smart and Sunset Pools.
Supporting sponsors include Barraco and Associates, Brent’s Music & Sound, Cape Coral Plumbing Company, D.R. Horton, EnviroStruct, Five County Insurance, Franzese Plumbing, Garden Street Portables, Grabber Construction Products, Gulf Western Roofing, Haines A/C & Refrigeration, Honc Industries, Hughes, Snell & Co., IBERIABANK, Latite Roofing, LCEC, Lee Drywall, Lightning Wireless Solutions, LSI Companies, Inc., Minto Communities, Nilles Design Group, Norris Furniture & Interiors, Paul Homes, Pavese Law Firm, Plumbing Solutions of Southwest Florida, Preferred Materials, Waste Pro and Wright Construction Group.
Media partners are 95.3 OLZ, Y100.1, Cat Country 107.1, 105.5 The Beat, WINK, Fort Myers & Southwest Florida Magazine, Florida Weekly, Happenings Magazine, Carter-Pritchett Advertising and Air Corp. Beverage Partners include Aqua Systems, Budweiser, Coastal Beverage and Suncoast Beverage Sales. Priority Marketing is the event’s promotions partner.
For more information, please visit BBQBandsAndBrew.com or call 239-938-0056.
About Lee BIA Builders Care
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.