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Music, Beer and BBQ… What else do you need on a summer weekend?

July 18, 2011

Imagine sitting on a field with some of your closest friends, enjoying a pint of Harpoon IPA and award-winning BBQ, all while listening to some great live music. Sounds like the perfect summer afternoon right?

Well, it is not just a dream… It’s our highly anticipated Harpoon Championships of New England Barbecue Festival 2011! For two days, you can try some of the best BBQ that New England has to offer, drink local craft beer and relax to some great tunes from talented local musicians. Excited yet?

We hope to see you this weekend to enjoy some great BBQ, music and beer!

Plenty of genres will be represented, so there is something for everyone once the doors open at 12 noon!

Joel Cage, solo acoustic rock artist, will be kicking the festival off on July 23 at 12:00pm, followed by sets by Chris Kleeman and Frydaddy before the BBQ Competition Awards Presentation. The first night will wrap up to the entertaining music of Comanchero followed by the bluesy tunes of Nobby Reed Project, before people start heading back to their campsites to prepare for another day of BBQ.

On Sunday, July 24th, the Weisstronauts will kick off the second day of BBQ madness with their unique instrumental rock sound.  Closing the two-day festival will be Boston-based rock/funk band, Otis Grove, ensuring that people will leave with a belly full of BBQ and a smile on their face.

Check out the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss these amazing bands that will be performing all weekend! We’ll see you there!

Band Schedule

Saturday, July 23

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm               Joel Cage 

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm                 Chris Kleeman   

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm                 Frydaddy

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm                  Comanchero 

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm                Nobby Reed Project


Sunday, July 24

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm    The Weisstronauts

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm      Otis Grove   

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Ng permalink
    July 18, 2011 2:50 PM

    I have been coming to this event for many years. aAlmost every yer, I bake under the hot sun as I sip beers and eat ‘que. I always being camp chairs. This Sat, i am hoping to be there first thing and set up a pop up shelter. Might there be any problems with bringing my pop up shelter? I promise to be extra considerate and not be in anyone’s way.


    • July 20, 2011 7:35 AM

      unfortunately, we cannot accommodate a pop up shelter within the event space as you described. We work closely with Vermont liquor control to set up our tents according to their rules and regulations, and I’m afraid allowing you to set one up on your own would not be in compliance with their rules. I understand it is usually a hot day, so I recommend taking time out to head inside the brewery, which will be air conditioned.

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