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SP Radio Podcast: Urbana’s Blues, Brews and BBQ Fest

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The Urbana Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival was originally conceived to celebrate Urbana’s 175 Birthday Celebration and it’s grown from there. In this week’s episode, we talk to Jeff Grant from Fluid Events about the festival and it’s growth over the last three years. Topics covered:

  • The steps that go into booking the musical lineup. This year’s festival will be focused on guitar-based blues, including Duke Robbilard, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery, Jim Schuler, Chris Duarte Group, and many ohters.
  • Creating a beer list that provides options for beer lovers. This year’s brews portion includes an entire Craft Beer selection with special exclusive taps. Plus beer pairing with BBQ and cheese.
  • Information about the attractions for the family, kids area, Future Stars stage and more.


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