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smoke on the water barbecue competition and music festival

Do you love great music and delicious barbecue? Then you’ll love the 4th Annual Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival! On April 28th and 29th, this two-day food and music extravaganza comes to the downtown Fort Myers River Basin. This year’s event features a stellar lineup of musical performances, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Check out all the details of this highly anticipated free community event!

Savory and Sweet Treats

As a nationally recognized barbecue competition, Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival attracts amazing competitors from all over the southeast. Event goers will have the opportunity to purchase from some of these incredible cook teams. Plus, there will be plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, like Coasting Donuts, Feast or Famine, and Maui Wowie. There will be so much scrumptious food available, you’re sure to come back for seconds!

Notable Performances

Come for the food, but stay for the music! The year’s Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival brings together a great group of notable bands and musicians. For instance, Friday’s lineup kicks off with Sheena Brook, who recently was chosen to complete on The Voice. If that wasn’t enough, the event also brings out SWFL’s own The Electric Mud and Strange Arrangement. In addition, see entertaining performances from The Blu-Tones, The Nowhere Band, & the Memphis Motown Experience.

Fun for Everyone

Families looking for a great way to spend the weekend, look no further! Smoke on the Water Barbecue and Music Festival will have something fun for everyone. There will be several retail vendors to buy from, including Lularoe. Plus, children will love playing in the Kids Zone while their parents enjoy great music. The event will feature a full bar with several craft beers from local and national breweries. There’s no better place to spend your weekend in downtown Fort Myers!

The Event of the Season

Don’t miss the best event of the season! With so many great musical performances, food and retail vendors, and fun things to do, Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival is definitely the season event you don’t want to miss. If you’re really into barbecue, be sure to pick up VIP tickets. To learn more, click here.