On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., the Westside Sports Complex (aka Fear Farm) will be transformed into a huge backyard playground with the sweet aroma of barbeque and amazing blues tunes wafting through the air. The 2012 Blues, Bruise and BBQs will showcase the best that BBQ has to offer — mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken – paired with a full lineup of blues bands, body-painting competition, beer gardens, and Redemption 2: Muay Thai Kickboxing event. The event will also stage the inaugural Kiwi Dash, an anything-goes obstacle/mud race for weekend warriors, which will take place on an adjacent field at Fear Farm.
This 21-and-over event will feature live music by renowned national festival acts the Delgado Brothers (popular Latin blues band from Los Angeles), Leon J & JukeJoint, and eight regional and local blues bands Other entertainment includes a custom Harley show, a hellacious hogs (motorcycles) competition, a low rider and classic car show, and a wing-eating contest.
The public is invited to enjoy in the fun. Tickets can be purchased for $10, which is good for general admission. A combo ticket for the festival and the Muay Thai Kickboxing event is $30, while a $50 VIP ticket will include entry to the festival and a ringside seat to the Muay Thai Kickboxing event. Entry for the Kiwi Dash is $65, which will include entry into the festival after the race.
Food, beverages and items will be sold separately by vendors using festival tickets, which can be purchased at several booth located throughout the event.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the House of Elliott, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity. For more information, visit www.bluesbruiseandbbqs.com.