You’re Invited to the 9th Annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser
for Lee BIA Builders Care!

Get Your Tickets to BBQ, Bands & Brew

Join us for local food, fun and games, as well as live music and the best BBQ in Southwest Florida on Sunday, April 8th at Centennial Park in the historic Fort Myers River District! This is a family-friendly, outdoor event. Purchase food from local restaurant vendors, vote for People’s Choice BBQ, and jam to live music on stage all day. Enjoy games and activities for children and adults alike, including a barnyard play area for the kids.

Sunday, April 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Great Food – Live Music – Family Fun

NEW LOCATION!

Centennial Park, 2000 W First Street
Fort Myers, Florida

Purchase your tickets at the gate or call ahead to reserve your tickets today!
Call (239) 938-0056!

Please note, reserved tickets must be picked up in advance at the Lee BIA Builders Care headquarters:

6835 International Center Blvd. #4
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Fundraiser to Benefit Lee BIA Builder’s Care – Sponsorships Available!

All proceeds from BBQ, Bands & Brew will support the work of Lee BIA Builders Care, a non-profit organization that provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and disabled homeowners in Lee County, Florida.

Title Sponsor

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

In 2017, BBQ Bands & Brew raised $123,000 to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. We thank the generous sponsors who made it all possible!

The 2017 BBQ, Bands and Brew presented by:

Media Partner:

Royal Hog Tied Sponsors

Jammin’ Band Sponsors

Pork-Chopped Poker Run Sponsor

BBQ Barnyard Children’s Area Sponsor

BBQ Pit Dining Sponsors

Beverage Sponsors

Media Partners

Promotions Partner

Join the BBQ Competition

We’re in search for the best BBQ in Southwest Florida! Food vendors at BBQ, Bands & Brew are invited to participate. VIP judges and local celebrities will give awards, and event attendees will vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Congratulations to Our 2017 BBQ Competition Winners:

BEST RIBS – MOFO’S
BEST CHICKEN – JONESEZ BBQ
BEST PORK – FAMOUS DAVE’S
BEST SIDE DISH – SLIDER CITY
BEST PRESENTATION – FAMOUS DAVE’S
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – JONESEZ BBQ
2017 BEST BBQ IN TOWN – MOFO’S

Calling All Vendors!

Both food and non-food vendors are invited to participate in this year’s BBQ, Bands & Brew. We have availability for BBQ vendors, local restaurants, food trucks, catering companies, and other community businesses and organizations.

Interested vendors should complete the application and email Lee BIA Builders Care at BBQ@BIA.net. Payment must be made to reserve a spot. Please be sure to include a copy of applicable licenses and insurance to be considered for any available spots.

Look for these vendors at the 2018 event:

Entertainment

The BBQ Bands & Brew Committee is currently finalizing the entertainment and performers for the 2018 event. If you are a band and would like to inquire about performing at the event, please contact us at (239) 938-0056 or email BBQ@bia.net.

FAQs

Where is the event?

We have a new location! The event is now held at Centennial Park in the historic Fort Myers River District. The venue has changed since the 2017 event. Please note that we are no longer hosting this event at the Alliance for the Arts.

Where is parking for the event?

General admission parking is available throughout downtown Fort Myers. The designated parking lots will have signage. VIP parking will be available for $20.00 on a first come, first serve basis.

Can we bring coolers?

No. Due to liability and other event issues, no coolers will be allowed.

What is prohibited from being taken into the event?

No umbrellas, animals or coolers will be allowed. However, we do encourage you to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating on the lawn.

Is food included with admission price?

No. We will have a variety of restaurants and other vendors selling food. Food prices range from $2.00 to $6.00.

Will there be alcohol?

Yes. Beer will be sold for $3.00 to $6.00. Wine will also be available for purchase. Soda and water will also be available for purchase.

How much is admission?

Admission price is $10.00. Kids 12 and under are free. The event showcases Southwest Florida’s BBQ cuisine, games and live entertainment and is a fundraiser for a local non-profit organization, Lee BIA Builders Care.

How can we pay for tickets?

Tickets are purchased at the gate. Cash sales only. An ATM will be available on site outside the entrance.  You can also call to reserve your tickets and pick them up in advance at the Lee BIA office by calling (239) 938-0056.

Who puts on this event?

The event organizers are Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care program. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization, Lee BIA Builders Care, in providing emergency construction services to needy, elderly and disabled homeowners.

My company wants to sponsor this event. What do we do?

For more information about sponsorships, please see the sponsorship section of this website, call (239) 938-0056 or email us at BBQ@bia.net.