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Celebrate the 16th annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue Festival in Downtown Allentown

ALLENTOWN Pa - The 16th Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival will take place in Downtown Allentown on Saturday, June 22nd from 12 noon until 10 p.m. 

Get ready to rock the streets in the heart of Downtown as this year’s festival lineup will stand to impress Blue’s lovers and music aficionados alike! 


The internationally acclaimed blues superstar, Nikki Hill, heads this year's festival.

Photo courtesy City of Allentown

North Carolina born and raised; Nikki began her musical career singing gospel in the church choir from childhood through her early teens.

While growing up along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans and Memphis Tennessee, she developed her unique style ranging from garage rock n’ roll, blues, and roots. Her explosively energetic stage performance with her distinct sound sent her on a worldwide tour that included over 30 festivals and made her a sought-after blues sensation. Prepare to be blown away by Nikki's electrifying stage presence and talent! 


Opening for Nikki Hill is the multi-award winning and critically raved, Ghost Town Blues Band. Their newest album SHINE debuted at #1 Blues Album on Billboard. Headlining festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, Ghost Town Blues captivate audiences with their "second-line horn entrance," cigar box guitars, and electric push brooms. Their innovative performance has been coined “best new live blues show in the world”, and they're guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long! 

In addition to the sensational headlining acts, expect to enjoy sets from local Lehigh Valley favorites such as The Craig Thatcher Band, Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Bryant Brothers, Mississippi Pig Farmers, and more!


This event is open to the public free of charge.

Indulge your taste buds with mouthwatering barbecue, sip on refreshing draft and craft brews, and enjoy activities for the whole family!

Allentown is proud to host this ultimate music, food, and community celebration at Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2024! 


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