Chicago, Memphis and Kansas City can each claim their own down-home style when it comes to both the blues and barbecue, and you can sample all those savory sounds and smells -- plus around 30 different beers -- at the Mess O' Blues Beer & BBQ Fest. This outdoor event at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater offers a great lineup of soul and blues musical acts, including Coco Montoya, "the hottest southpaw in the blues" (Guitar One), Memphis guitarist Eric Gales, blues guitarist-vocalist Sean Chambers, soul singer Betty Fox and Yärdij, a band that opened this year for Lenny Kravitz at Florida's Sunfest. There's a kids' activity area for the younger set, and both beer and BBQ tastes will be available for purchase, along with wine and soft drinks.
Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs.
No outside food or beverage is allowed on The Amp grounds.