Announcing Bands, Brews & BBQ, a South Carolina Barbeque Association sanctioned cook-off in downtown Port Royal, the home of barbecue. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 on Paris Avenue to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice. The event will feature a “Wing Throw Down” Party on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring music by Trey’s Aliens and samplings of wings in a variety of styles from 30 cooking teams. The Saturday, Feb. 25 event will run from 12 to 4 p.m. and includes a sanctioned SC BBQ Association cook-off in the categories of ribs and butts, as well as live music from Marshland Party Band and entertainment for the children. Visitors to the event will get to sample all they can eat of the best barbecue our area has to offer. Come enjoy wonderful food and raise money for a charity that has provided loving care to Beaufort for more than 32 years. Advance tickets are available at www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org or at the FRIENDS office, 1110 13th St., Port Royal. Advance tickets are $10 Friday night, $15 for Saturday, and children under 12 are free. Event day ticket prices are: $15 Friday night, $20 Saturday, and kids are still free. FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is a nonprofit United Way organization that relies solely on support from the community to operate. 843-525-6257.