Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and

First National Bank - 2012


 Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival 

The 9th Annual
Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

Friday - Saturday
September 5 & 6, 2014

Friday 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
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The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present the 9th Annual Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival  September 5-6, 2014 in Downtown Brighton.  Join us for the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and, of course…the bluest of blues!
Award winning barbecue will once again line Main Street from Grand River to First Street, serving up the tastiest of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats and more. Food will be served on Main Street 5pm - Midnight on Friday and Noon – Midnight on Saturday.
Jazz and blues will be live at the music stage located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Jack’s Custard) both Friday and Saturday, 5pm - 12:00 Midnight. Admission is just $5, and is FREE before 6:00pm! Ages 18 and under are also free with accompanying adult admission. Ages 21 and over after 9pm. Beer, wine, raspberry ale and hard lemonade are just $4 and $5.
A giant 24-foot outdoor screen will feature the U of M - Notre Dame football game on Saturday evening; kickoff is at 7:30pm.
People’s Express will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event. See below for details.
Live entertainment pulls from the best of the best of both locally and nationally known jazz and blues artists. More info below.
“Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues festival is certainly a signature event for Livingston County,” states Pam McConeghy, President and CEO of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. “It has brought a considerable amount of attention to downtown Brighton and has helped to stimulate its vibrant economy. The festival brings jazz, blues and barbecue enthusiasts to Brighton from all across the region. We’re looking forward to another successful event, and for our downtown to once again be packed to the max!”

Come for the food, stay for the music!


Check out the event website at


Full Rack Special Sponsors
Lorne Darnell & Associates
Barbecue Vendors
Big Moe's BBQ & Catering
Burrough's Tavern
D's & C's Barbeque
Donnie's BBQ
Great Lakes Custom Meats & More
Heaven on A Roll
Hickory BBQ & Grill
Hog Wild Bar B Q
Randy's BBQ
Rub BBQ Catering
Smoke Rolls Inn
Non-Barbecue Vendors
Advanced Concessions & Lemonade
Ciao Amici's
Cinnamon Nuts and More
Cool Carts To Go
Jack's Custard
Jenna Marie Gourmet Chocolates
Lu & Carl's Bar & Grill
Ritters Frozen Custard
Tropical Sno
Two Brothers Coffee
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Half Rack Special Sponsors
Music Line-Up
Friday, September 5
6:00-7:00 p.m. Jim Shaneberger Band
7:30-8:30 p.m. Kate Moss with The Hawktones
9:00-10:15 p.m. CJ Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band
10:45 p.m.-Midnight Nick Moss Band

Saturday, September 6
6:00-7:00 p.m. GFK Trio
7:30-8:30 p.m. Thornetta Davis
9:00-10:15 p.m. Larry McCray
10:45 p.m.-Midnight Nikki Hill
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Event Special Sponsors
Are you interested in working a couple hours at a really cool event? Need to fulfill some volunteer hours for your school or organization?
Or, are you looking for another way to network and market your business? Volunteer at the 2014 Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival!
Tasks include pouring beer, checking IDs and selling wristbands, hanging out at the Chamber info booth and much more! 
Volunteers for this event will receive FREE admission into the music venue/beverage garden (a $5.00 value) and 2 FREE drink tickets!
Baby Rack Special Sponsors
89.1 WEMU
Brighton Bar & Grill
Brighton Family Dentistry
Accident Fund Insurance
Corrigan Oil Co.
DTE Energy
Refrigeration Research, Inc
Schafer Construction
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
TITLE Boxing Club


Shuttles will run Friday 5:00pm-12:30am and Saturday 12:00pm-12:30am
Shuttle Pick-Up Locations
Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Rd, Brighton 48116
Meijer M-Dot Parking Lot, 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 48116

Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
218 E. Grand River Brighton, MI 48116
Phone 810-227-5086 Fax 810-227-5940



Contact Info

  • Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 218 East Grand River
    Brighton, MI 48116 
  • Tel: (810) 227-5086
  • Fax: (810) 227-5940
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