(11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) in Ventura’s Mission Park, 36 Figueroa St., in
the downtown district. CBF is one of the year’s biggest entertainment
events featuring everyone’s favorite three B’s: Beer, Barbeque and the
CBF event proceeds benefit DARC (Dyslexia Awareness And Resource
Center) and the Gen Giammaco Foundation. Space is limited! For more
information call (805) 323-5691 or email: info@californiabeerfestival.
Sunday, September 16, Kim Wilson (center) and the Fabulous Thunderbirds
headline a star-studded Blues lineup at the two-day California Beer
Festival in Mission Park, downtown Ventura.
Over 150 varieties of specialty craft beers on tap along with 70
microbreweries, great food and live music by popular 14-piece Michael
Jackson tribute group, Foreverland. “California Beer Festival’s main
goal is to shine a light on the Craft Beer Movement and celebrate great
beer,” says CBF promoter/organizer, Vincenzo Giammanco. There’s also a
5K Run on Saturday that will have you running through the streets and
along the oceanfront of Ventura, crossing the finish line right inside
the Festival itself!
Sunday, September 16: Blues, Brews, & BBQ Blues Festival.
Blue Moon Barbeque Cook-Off featuring barbeque teams competing for
$3,000 in cash prize plus 15 craft beers on tap. Sunday also features
non-stop music by some of the biggest names in the world of blues – Kim
Wilson and The Fabulous Thunderbirds (known for their hits “Tuff Enuf,”
“Wrap It Up,” and “She’s Tuff,” among others); a Tribute To Stevie Ray
Vaughan with Crossfire; blues-rock guitarist extraordinaire, Walter
Trout; longtime SoCal blues standout harpist-vocalist, Rod Piazza
And the Mighty Flyers; Northern California guitar ace, Chris Cain; and
Simi Valley’s blues stalwarts, Michael John & The Bottom Line. There
will be two stages adjacent to one another that day – when one band
finishes their set on one stage, the next band immediately starts
playing on the other stage!