• Brighton Smokin Jazz & Barbecue Festival
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  • A HUGE thank you to our 2019 Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Sponsors!

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  • The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present the 14th Annual Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival this September in Downtown Brighton. Event hours are Friday September 6th, 5pm - 11:00pm and Saturday, September 7th 12:00noon - 11:00pm. 

    Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin' up Main Street from Grand River to 1st Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n' cheese and much more. Come and check out some amazing vendors, and put in your vote for the People's Choice Best Barbecue!

    Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Great Harvest Bread Company) both Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm. The 2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues line up is anything but average! This year’s live entertainment pulls from the best of the best of both local and national jazz and blues bands. Cover is just $5.00. Beer, wine, cider and spiked sparkling seltzer are also just $5.00. ATMs are available on Main Street and at the entrance to the beer tent.

    The event will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event sponsored by Independence Village! Shuttle pick up location is at the Meijer MDOT Parking Lot located at 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 481 16. View shuttle schedule here!

    Thanks to 2 Stones Events for our 2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Music Line-Up:


    6-7 Audio Birds 

    7:15-8:15 Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars

    8:30-9:45 JW-Jones

    10-11 Randy Brock Group



    6-7 Paxton/Spangler Band

    7:15-8:15 Dylan Dunbar Quartet

    8:30-9:45 Love Letters From Detroit

    10-11 Rattlesnake Shake

    Check out band bios, videos, websites and more here!


    Also, back by popular demand...the Chamber's Men 4 A Cause group will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament at Smokin' Jazz! The tournament will take place on Friday, September 6 from 5:00-11:00 p.m. in the music venue/beer tent area. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize! Learn more and register here!


    Grand Traverse Pie Company Pie Eating Contest at Smokin' Jazz!

    Like pie? Can you eat like a champ? Why not try your hand at our pie eating contest and earn some bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate to The Grand Traverse Pie Company!  Delicious pies will be provided by Grand Traverse Pie Company, so it will be a YUMMY contest! We will have a kids round and an adult round, and the winner of each round will walk away with a $50 gift certificate! Register here now for FREE!



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    Friday, SEPTEMBER 6   5:00 - 11:00pm
    Saturday, SEPTEMBER 7   Noon – 11:00pm
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