• Event Time:
  • Location: Downtown Washington

Friday 5-10pm | Saturday 10-8pm | Sunday 12-4pm

Downtown Washington, Inc. is proud to present the 2017 Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest!

Enjoy live Blues music and a full food court throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon join us for our 9th annual BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying BBQ, is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 8,000 members worldwide. 50 teams will compete for the title of Grand Champion, with trophies, ribbons and cash prizes for the winners.

Saturday, from 2-4 pm, a BBQ tasting event will be open to the public, in which each team will be competing for the title of People’s Choice. Only $10 to sample BBQ from each team!

Sunday will feature our Main Street BBQ and Bluesfest Bike Show. Take a drive down the back roads to Washington and enjoy live music and food as well as the Bike show and People’s Choice Bike Show.


In addition to professionally cooked barbeque, enjoy live Blues music all weekend with a full food court plus the Washington Vintage Market and Washington Art Walk will be going on the same weekend.

Entertainment Lineup:

Friday, April 21st
Brian Curran 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bumblebee Bob Kamoske 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22nd
Paul Cockrum Trio 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kingdom Brothers 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Washmo Blues Society 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 23rd
BagLunch Blues Band 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Downtown Washington, Inc. would like to invite you and your family to enjoy the event and see historic downtown Washington!



2017 BBQ Team Application


2017 Judges Application

Per City of Washington Chapter 250,
no pets or outside drinks are allowed in a festival zone.
Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest is located in a festival zone.