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Sunday, April 8, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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.


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.

Click here for directions
Share the Official BBQ, Bands & Brew flyer!

A Fundraiser to Benefit Lee BIA Builders Care

Builders Care is the non‐profit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Its mission is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means.

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.

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities Package here!


Band Lineup

Deb & The Dynamics Image

Deb & The Dynamics

Chasing Dallas Image

Chasing Dallas

Rocker Band Image


Rocker Band Image


Call (239)938-0056
Email BBQ@bia.net

Look for these vendors at the 2018 event!

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:

Thank You 2018 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Beverage Partners

Media Partners

Promotions Partner


Where is the event? 2017-12-27T16:47:59+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:48:35+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:49:09+00:00

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

What is prohibited from being taken into the event? 2017-12-27T16:49:44+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:50:23+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:50:48+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:54:13+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:54:42+00:00

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? 2017-12-27T16:55:32+00:00

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? 2018-01-08T14:13:05+00:00

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