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12th Annual BBQ Loo and Blues Too!

Event Date: July, 20 2013

Event Times: 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The 12th Annual BBQ Loo and Blues Too! two-day event happens Friday, July 19 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from Noon to 9:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park, downtown Waterloo.

Bring your lawn chairs and settle in for some delicious award winning BBQ and blues!  Other food and beverage vendors will also be available.

This KCBS Sanctioned BBQ contest features nearly 50 contestants competing in the categories of pork, brisket, chicken and ribs with awards given Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The annual Chili contest takes place on Friday night from 5:30 to 8.  The public is invited to sample and vote for their favorite chili.  Tickets to sample chili are just $3.  Chili cook-off winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Friday.  Also on Friday at 5:30 p.m. is the second annual Kid’s Q featuring children ages 6 thru 15 competing in basic BBQ categories.

The free Kids Korner will be open Friday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. offering free activities for the children.

On Saturday during band breaks, area Hy Vee Chefs will demonstrate grilling, smoking and barbecue techniques. Small samples of demo food will be available.  The celebrity rib eating contest starts on Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

Free blues performances on Friday Night and all day Saturday.  On Friday at 5:30, The Rock Island Rollers will take the stage.  On Saturday at 2 p.m., Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys will perform followed at 6:30 p.m. by the event’s headliner, the legendary Lamont Cranston Band.

Also register to win one of two 60 lb. pork bundles.  Drawing at 10 p.m. Saturday.  Need not be present to win.

For more information please call the Main Street Waterloo office at 319-291-2038 or visit
The 12th Annual BBQ Loo and Blues Too! is held at Lincoln Park in downtown Waterloo.

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