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Aug. 2, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Brews, Blues, and BBQ Festival

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BBQ, Beer, and Blues Music Festival in downtown Marion, NC. Featuring a variety of NC breweries, large and small plus great NC BBQ, regional blues bands and more. Be prepared for a lot of southern charm with a little bit of true soul!

Between 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm on August 17th, Main Street will be filled with a massive beer garden, over 50 vendors, inflatables, pop up cardboard playgrounds, car and motorcycle shows, BBQ cook-offs, and a few surprises.

This festival will raise funds for The Greyson J. Andrews Foundation, a non-profit created by the Andrews family following the birth of their son, who was born prematurely. This foundation helps families with premie babies manage the added expenses not covered by insurance or other types of financial assistance.

Tickets are available at the festival, prices vary depending upon your choices, beginning at $5.00, or on the website, along with details about the Greyson J. Andrews Foundation. 100% of your ticket price directly benefits western North Carolina families and their preemies.