Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival Get ready for some smokin’ blues music and finger-lickin’ good food at the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival! Let the smell and taste of award-winning barbeque thrill your senses while you sit back and enjoy the sounds of some of the best blues music from across North America. It’s bound to be a sensory overload! You can also see tricked-out “big rigs” at the House of Chrome Show and Shine or find out who wins the coveted "Grand Champion" in the Winnipeg Free Press Pit Masters Championship. Other events include an artisan's village, food vendors, beverage gardens, Sunday morning Gospel Brunch, Granny's Turkey Chili Throwdown and the Firefighter's Five Alarm Cook off. August 16 to 18, 2013 Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg To find more information or purchase tickets, visit BBQ & Blues Festival.