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For Immediate Release
Tuesday May 22, 2012

Laura Longero

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BBQ, Brews and Blues Breweries, Entertainment Schedule Announced

The Eldorado’s Summer Kick-Off Event Set for June 22-23

The unofficial kick off to summer, the 17th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues festival is set for Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23. The event is equal parts barbeque block party, micro-brew tasting event and music festival with two stages featuring non-stop rock and blues.

Nothing says summer like barbecue and the Eldorado has the perfect compliment to the festival's variety of microbrews…grilled chicken, ribs, sausage and more fresh from the outdoor charbroil grill. Food booths will line Virginia Street serving everything from American favorites to tacos and Korean barbecue.

A selection of the Eldorado's own Brew Brothers' custom microbrews will be on tap along with more than 40 microbreweries from around the world including; Lagunitas, Red Hook, Sam Adams, Anhueser-Busch, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Boddingtons, Anchorsteam, Lindemans, Unibroue, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, Newcastle, Rogue Ales, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Full Sail Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., North Coast Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Great Basin Brewing Co., Alaskan Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing Co., High Sierra Brewing Co., Big Sky Brewing Co., Mad River Brewing Co., Mendocino Brewing Co., Ruby Mountain Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery and Lost Coast Brewery. Beer lovers will appreciate the flat rate tasting fee instead of using tokens to sample brews. The new $30 daily or $50 weekend tasting package includes an eight ounce souvenir cup and unlimited tastings during the festival tasting times of 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Plus they’ll have a say in which brew is crowned the winner. Instead of a professional judging panel, the winner will be determined based on a “People’s Choice” award this year.

Two stages with non-stop free entertainment round out the event. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Canned Heat and the US Air Force Band “Mobility” are set to headline the 17th annual BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival. Additionally, attendees can see winner of two coveted Blues Music Awards, Charlie Musselwhite; singer-songwriter, Edwin McCain; American roots music artist, Shane Dwight; Reno favorites the Blues Monsters and the Jason King Band; soulful South Bay guitarist and vocalist Maxx Cabello Jr.; and Rockin Down the Highway.


Third Street Stage


Friday, June 22

12 to 1:30 p.m. – Blues Monsters

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Jason King Band

4 to 5:30 p.m. – Shane Dwight Band


Saturday, June 23

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Jason King Band

12:30 to 2 p.m. – Edwin McCain

2:30 to 4 p.m. – Charlie Musselwhite

4:30 to 6 p.m. – Rockin Down the Highway

6:30 to 8 p.m. – Maxx Cabello Jr.



Fourth Street Stage


Friday, June 22

4:30 to 6 p.m. – US Airforce Mobility

6:30 to 8 p.m. – The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Featuring Kim Wilson


Saturday, June 23

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Blues Monsters

1:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Man in the Mirror

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Shane Dwight

4 to 5:30 p.m. – Canned Heat

6 to 7:30 p.m. – US Airforce Mobility


There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with the 17th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, set for Friday, June 22 from noon to 8 p.m. (beer tasting from 2 to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (beer tasting from noon to 6 p.m.). Visit for more information or call 888-808-7720 to book your stay.