Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival – Know Before You Go!

August 29, 2019 | Story by: Amelia Ritter

Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival is coming soon! This Livingston County event is one you definitely do not want to miss. Bring your family and friends to experience the amazing food, music, and local shops!

We spoke to the event coordinator, Jen Ling, about her favorite parts of Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival and here is what she had to say.

 

What makes Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues an event for the entire family? 

Great food (both for barbecue lovers and for non-barbecue folks – including kid-friendly vendors such as Tony’s Dogs). We have a bounce house area, giant games, a super high climbing wall, a pie-eating contest with a kids and an adult round, and children’s activities with SELCRA! For a date night, attendees can stroll up and down Main Street and enjoy the tasty barbecue, race each other on giant trikes, do some painting with Paint and Pour and check out amazing jazz and blues acts while sipping on some beer, wine or hard seltzer in the music venue/beer tent! There’s also a Cornhole Tournament happening in that area!

Photo Courtesy of McKindles Film and Photography

 

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What is something that makes Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues uniquely Brighton?

This community loves to come together for a great festival, and Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz is one of the most popular! With the backdrop of downtown Brighton, it’s a beautiful place to grab some food, enjoy some music and do some shopping at our fantastic local shops while you’re here!

Photo Courtesy of Eli Lindauer Photography

 

What is something that you can’t miss at Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues?

Definitely the food. We have barbecue vendors from all around the state working hard to take first place in the rib contest!

Photo Courtesy of Eli Lindauer Photography

 

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What should a first-time visitor to Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues know?

Don’t forget to check out the music venue/beer tent in the parking lot behind Great Harvest from 5-11 p.m. Grab your BBQ and check it out! Oh, and be sure to pick up your Smokin Jazz apparel, aprons, beer glasses, and more on Main Street!

Photo Courtesy of Richard Lim

 

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What is your favorite memory from Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues?

Hmmm…I just love watching people dance and have a great time! We really have awesome bands at this event, and to see such a large crowd in our community smiling, dancing and grooving to the music makes me so happy!

 

Are you ready to make your own memories at Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival? Remember to tag your photos with #LoveLivCo! You may end up in next year’s blog for Livingston County visitors guide. Enjoy Balloonfest!



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