The 10th Annual City of Orlando’s Blues B-Q

The 10th Annual City of Orlando’s Blues B-Q

By: Mariah Lynn Roberts It’s a new year and we are looking forward to great events in 2016, more specifically, the 10th Annual Blues B-Q! Held on Saturday February 27th, the City of Orlando’s Blues B-Q takes place in Downtown Orlando, in front of City Hall and is one of Mayor Buddy Dyer’s signature events. The headlining act has been selected, and we are excited to announce it will be War, “The Original Afro-Cuban Jazz Rock Blues Band!” If you’ve never attended a Blues B-Q in the past or have no idea what Blues B-Q is, let me explain…Blues B-Q combines the blues with the best barbecue you can find in Central Florida, and it’s free to attend. Being a part of the production team is exciting because this event is so near and dear to the local community, to our mayor, and is one of four signature events hosted by the City of Orlando (yup, we get to work with some pretty great partners!). In the past 10 years we’ve had quite the lineup, including performances by Grammy Award Winners Buddy Guy (twice) and Johnny Lang, the legendary Betty Wright, Trombone Shorty, Robert Randolph and the queen of blues, KoKo Taylor. With over 8,000 in attendance each year, we pull out all the stops for great food, entertainment and atmosphere. In previous years, homegrown barbecue vendors have included Smokey Jay’s, Bubbalou’s, Blazin’ Bones, Caribbean Sunshine Bakery, 4Rivers, Porkies and several more. We offer a variety of barbecue, different styles and flavors to showcase what Central Florida has to offer. The event is called Blues B-Q for a darn...
February Schedule of Events

February Schedule of Events

Happy February! Now that we’ve gotten a chance to take a breather, it’s back to business this month. We have 3 major events hitting Mount Dora, Apopka, and Downtown Orlando this month. Join us for the 41st Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival (http://mountdoracenterforthearts.org/arts-festival/), The Old Florida Outdoor Festival at the Apopka Amphitheater (http://www.theoldfloridaoutdoorfestival.com/), and the 10th Annual Blues BQ (details soon to come). If you have any more questions on these events, feel free to visit the links provided or leave us a message by visiting our ‘Contact Us’ tab on the site! Enjoy Valentine’s Day Weekend for us. Sincerely, Cox Events...