The Suncoast BBQ Bash is Southwest Florida’s marquee barbecue and bluegrass event attracting tens of thousands of folks every year. Venice plays host to elite barbecue cook teams and award-winning bluegrass bands from all over the United States. If you have never tasted award-winning barbecue or heard toe-tapping bluegrass music, you are in for a treat!
The event starts Thursday night with the Meet Our Champions party at Snook Haven featuring Cookin’ with Kids. On Friday there is the annual Sporting Clays Tournament followed by the TGIF Party at 5 PM with a classic car & truck cruise-in, a fish fry dinner and live music by the Swing Bridge bluegrass band and friends. Saturday will be a full day of BBQ, Bluegrass & Ice Cold Budweiser! We promise you’ll have a lot of fun and you won’t go home hungry!
Due to road construction in the downtown Venice area the City of Venice made it mandatory for all events being held in Centennial park to relocate. So we have moved the Venice Brew Bash, this year only, to the Venice Community Center! The event will take place inside the Community Center and we have created a separate Party Zone outside so we can have the best of both worlds. 60+ beer sampling, merchant vendors and NoFilter Band will be located inside the Venice Community Center. Tickets will be required to access this area. Sampling tickets are $35 pre-sale / $45 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $5.
The Party Zone outside is free to the general public will offer food items from local restaurants and food trucks, beers on draft, limited merchant vendors and additional entertainment. Ticket holders will be able to access both spaces.
We have over 20 new breweries coming out to participate in the event this year.