Old Capitol Bicentennial Blues & BBQ


Friday, August 24, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018


Old State Capitol Plaza, One Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, Illinois


5:00 pm - 11:30 pm


August 2018 will be the 15th year of the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ. The event is a blues music festival and BBQ cook-off that hosts six musical acts from throughout the country and approximately 40 BBQ competitors from Illinois. In addition to the large acts, a local blues challenge is held which sends the winner to Memphis, TN for the prestigious International Blues Challenge. The event offers BBQ and other refreshments for sale to patrons, as well as memorabilia. The stage(s) and booths are set up on the streets surrounding the Old State Capitol and its grounds, enhancing the event with rich history and grandeur.

Cost of Admission: $5 - 10

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