2023 Guide to the BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival in Reno, Nevada

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Fire up the grill, grab a beer and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer festival! The BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival is coming to Eldorado Resort Casino on June 14 and 15, 2024.

This festival is equal parts

  • Microbrew tasting event with more than 50 microbrews from around the corner and the world
  • Barbecue block party
  • Music festival with two stages featuring nonstop blues and rock.

THE ROW’s festival food will be offered at Greg’s BBQ Pit. Enjoy St. Louis style barbecue ribs, smoked beef brisket and pulled pork. Sides will include barbecued baked beans, cornbread and creamy coleslaw. The popular Geno’s Smoked New York Steak Flatbread will be available. Other food booths will provide

  • Street Tacos
  • Chili Cheese Dogs
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
  • Smokey Chicken Wings
  • Shaved Ice

and more.

You can enjoy free and live entertainment during the festival. Friday night’s headliner will be Purple Reign with The Prince Tribute Show. Saturday night’s headliner will be Danny Seraphine and Jeff Coffee, both formerly of Chicago, with the Music of Chicago.

Other festival favorites will be

  • Shane Dwight
  • Maxx Cabello, Jr.
  • The Outlaw Mariachi
  • Jason King Band
  • Buddy Emmer Blues
  • Briefcase Blues Brothers
  • Bad Moon Rising

The brewery lineup for the 2023 festival includes

  • The Brew Brothers
  • BrewDog
  • Hop Valley Brewing
  • Wonder Aleworks
  • Able Baker Brewing
  • Belching Beaver
  • SweetWater Brewery
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
  • Heretic Brewing
  • Pigeon Head Brewing
  • Cascade Lake Brewing
  • Dust Bowl Brewing Company

and many more.

In addition to craft brews, other libations will be available for purchase, including

  • Berry Vodka Lemonade
  • Moscow Mules
  • Pineapple Chili Margaritas
  • Whiskey Almond Palmer

and other refreshing summer beverages.

The festival will feature a Beer Olympics event. Participants will put their beer drinking and physical strength to the test. Teams of 4 people will compete in different challenges and obstacles for the 26th annual BBQ, Brews & Blues Beer Olympics Champion title.

You must be 21 or older to participate. A valid photo ID will be verified during ticket exchange at the main ticket booth.

Tasting packages include one commemorative tasting mug and one unlimited beer tasting wristband.

The Tap Tent VIP experience includes all you can eat BBQ and unlimited beverages. You can enjoy shaded seating close to the main stage.

Purchase Tap Tent VIP tickets here for

Eldorado Resort Casino features spacious, elegant rooms with stunning views of the mountains and the city of Reno. Be pampered in their spa and enjoy dining in their seven restaurants.

If you’d like to visit the Eldorado Resort Casino for the festival, book your stay here and you can save 25% off the regular rate.