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Blues & BBQ Fest in Ventura Features Hot Guitarist Ana Popovic in only California Appearance, Plus Robben Ford, Carolyn Wonderland & More

Posted: September 19, 2013

California Beer Festival, one of the most anticipated two-day live music and craft beer events of the year in Southern California, returns to Mission Park, Main St. and Figueroa St. in Ventura, with its Craft Beer Heaven on Saturday, September 21; and Blues & BBQ Fest on Sunday, September 22, respectively.

The Blues & BBQ Fest lineup features three of today's best contemporary guitar players: Four-time Blues Music Awards nominee, Ana Popovic (in her only California area appearance); five-time Grammy nominee, Robben Ford; and Texas native Carolyn Wonderland, described as a cross between Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
 
Also performing are two popular SoCal-based blues groups with solid followings, The Alastair Greene Band (and) Michael John and the Bottom Line; plus Ventura County funk-dance group, The Bomb.

Sunday also features the 5K Run and Blue Moon BBQ Cook Off with amateur and professional teams from all over the state competing for $3,000 in prize money. Guests are encouraged to enjoy samples from each team throughout the day and vote for People's Choice. Prior to the festival is the week-long Ventura County Beer Week, September 15-22, with festivities all over town. Tickets priced as follows: Saturday's Craft Beer Heaven, $50.00; Sunday's Blues & BBQ Fest, $30.00; Designated Driver Ticket (Saturday only), $25.00; V.I.P. 3-Day Pass (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), $145.00.Buy tickets.  

For additional information log onto www.californiabeerfestival.com