Hudson River Park’s beloved Blues BBQ Festival is back in person and live in the Park! There’s no better way to spend an August afternoon than with savory barbeque, delicious drinks and live music, all on our riverfront.
This free, day-long music festival invites exceptional blues artists to perform on HRPK’s Pier 76 stage. Come join host Binky Griptite for a Saturday filled with great food, great company and great music! We will be rocking with the best, enjoying blues music in Hudson River Park.
Blues BBQ is presented in part by HRPK Friends, the Park’s philanthropic partner, dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park. Friends provides funds for free programs in arts and culture, environmental sustainability and stewardship, STEM education, horticulture, and community engagement. Learn more.
Artist Line-up (subject to change):
- 2:00 PM Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
- 3:15 PM Jackie Venson
- 4:30 PM Walter “Wolfman” Washington
- 6:00 PM Bette Smith
- 7:30 PM Don Bryant
Food & Beverage Available for Purchase:
- Allagash Brewing
- Archer Roose
- Big Papa Smokem Gourmet BBQ
- Blue Smoke
- Bronx Brewery
- Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
- Jases BBQ
- Kimchi Smoke Barbeque
- Sunday Beer
- Two Robbers
Pier 76 is easily accessible by transit! You can take the 7 train (to Hudson Yards) or the M 34 Select Bus.
As a reminder, Park rules will be in effect; please click here for the full list. Please also pay particular attention to the following Park & City rules which are needed to help everyone have a safe and & enjoyable day:
- No laser pointers or professional photography/recording equipment.
- No outside alcohol.
- No coolers or other large containers.
- No glass of any kind.
- No vending allowed without Hudson River Park Trust permit.