Barbecue and wing lovers, get ready. The 5th Annual Bands, Brews and Barbecue competition to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice will be held Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. This is an official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event and the first in the state for the 2014 season.
Cook teams from across the Southeast will cook their award-winning recipes for wings, butts and ribs, and attendees will get to sample the large variety. Friday night is the Wing Throwdown competition from 6 to 9 p.m. Bands performing include local acts The Bull Grapes and The Cluster Shucks.
Saturday is the BBQ competition day from noon until 4 p.m. Awards will be given by sanctioned South Carolina BBQ Association judges. The first prize winner in the Butts category will get the chance to compete in Las Vegas at the World Food Competition in November.
The North Carolina trio, Underhill Rose, and a Savannah favorite, The Accomplices, will perform on Saturday at this kid-friendly event. Jump castles, face painting and Tux the Clown will entertain, and additional food selections will be available for children.
Southern Eagle Distributors will have a variety of beer and wine, including popular craft beer selections for sale. Tickets are $20 per day or $35 for both days and will be available at the door. Children under 12 are free. Admission includes sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ and ribs Saturday plus entertainment by distinguished bands. Tickets are also available for advanced purchase by calling 843-525-6257. This event will take place rain or shine.
Come and enjoy Bands, Brews and Barbecue. For more information, please call The Friends of Caroline Hospice office at 843-525-6257.