Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for general admission for two to the BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival ($20 value)
- $30 for general admission for four to the BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival ($40 value)
On Saturday, January 23 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. the BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival brings more than 2,000 pounds of barbecue to Stratus event center. In addition to the scents of barbecue, Stratus will be filled with the sounds of New Orleans–style jazz, thanks to Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. The festival helps raise money for NextStudent Academy’s outreach program.
Music has always been important to Dr. William "Doc" Jones. Not only has it given him a career as a jazz musician, but it’s one of the driving forces behind his work at NextStudent Academy. Doc and the school’s team of instructors—all of whom are professional musicians—incorporates music into students’ education. Using this learning model, pupils gain important musical skills that help them improve in other academic areas, which is why NextStudent Academy advocates for performing-arts programs throughout Arizona.