If you're looking for something to do this weekend
Blues, Brews & Barbecue
800 Block of Hamilton Street and the PPL Plaza – noon-8pm
This first year event is just what it sounds like – “Blues, Brews & Barbecue” the epitome of summer in one incredibly tasty, superbly soulful and outrageously fun event. This day will be full of barbecue competitions with the promise of finger-lickin’ good recipes, refreshing brews and music that will have you feelin' good. Hosted by the City of Allentown and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce this event will incorporate several restaurants and barbecue vendors including the Allentown Brew Works, Federal Grill, Grumpy’s Barbecue, Johnny Mañana’s, Tex’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q, and Vicky’s Sweet Spot that will compete in contests (with celebrity judges like Mayor Pawlowski and others who will be announced soon) and sell delicious food – like brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and more to the public. There will be several talented musical acts to entertain the crowd like BC & the Blues Crew, the Sarah Ayers Band, The WilyGoats and more. This event will fill the 800 Block of Hamilton Street with activity.