NORTH BEND, Ore. – Returning for its eighth year on Memorial Day weekend, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay offers barbecue, locally crafted beers and live blues performances. The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park on Coos Bay, Oregon will host this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)-sanctioned, outdoor event on Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26. Starting on Friday, May 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., attendees are invited to hang out with pit masters and competitors in the Salmon Room. During this free event, live music by the Ben Rice Band and a no-host bar will be open to guests, ages 21 years and older. For Saturday and Sunday activities, the admission fee is $5.00 per day, per person and free for children, ages 5 years and under. On Saturday, from noon to 6:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, from noon to 4:00 p.m., BBQ fans can use BBQ Bucks to purchase 2-ounce samples from the 35+ participating competitors or full meals from Hole in the Wall BBQ and The Mill Grill.  While savoring finger-licking ribs, pork, chicken and brisket, guests can head over to the Brew Sampling Area, make a $15 donation to sample beer from over 20 participating breweries and cast their vote for the People’s Choice Best Brew. All money raised from the beer sample tent will directly benefit the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay concludes on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Event Tent, where competitors will be awarded over $13,500 in prize money. Winners will also be announced for the Mac N’ Cheese Challenge and the Brew Contest.

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