Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash – Don’t Miss Out!


Slide on your dancing shoes and bring your appetite to the Venice Airport Festival Grounds on March 29 and 30 for the 10th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash! This weekend festival will start spring on a high note with authentic bluegrass and country music, family-friendly fun, and delicious BBQ and chili. Get there early, because the event kicks off with a fish fry and classic car exhibition.

When and Where

The fun begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29 until 9 p.m. The event resumes on Saturday at 10 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The festivities take place at the Venice Municipal Airport festival grounds, located at 610 Airport Ave E. Venice, FL 34285.

Blazing Grills

Expect BBQ in abundance with competition-level offerings of pork, chicken, ribs, and beef brisket. Connoisseurs of the Southern favorite are in for a real treat, as the professional BBQ cook teams boast quite a few awards among them. The cooks will have to bring their A-game, as this event is an official qualifier for the Jack Daniels and American Royal World championships. If you’re craving something spicy, the festival will also host a chili cook-off.

Music in the Air

Renowned acts will tune their banjos and resin up their bows for free concerts all festival long! You’ll hear talented groups like the Grammy-nominated Lonesome River Band and Venice’s own Swinging Bridge.

Fun and Games

In addition to the titular bluegrass and BBQ, the festival will offer a variety of other fun activities over the whole weekend. Motorheads will love the Cruiz-In classic car and truck lineup on display, and you can test your marksmanship nearby at the Sarasota Gun Club, who while be launching target clays into the air. If you’re feeling lucky, enter the cornhole tournament for a shot at medallions and cash prizes. Children will find all kinds of exciting activities in the Kids Corral with bouncy houses, slides, face painting, and more.

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