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Come on Down! Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Fest! – BBQ & Music Festival at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda on March 9th, 2024!

Come on Down! Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Fest! - BBQ & Music Festival at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda on March 9th, 2024



The aroma of slow cooked BBQ will fill the air in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda on March 9th, 2024!

When: March 9th, 2024 from Noon to 6 pm

Where: Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

What: Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Fest! – where Local BBQ Pitmasters will offer the best in slow cooked goodness with Great Live Music and the best in unique shopping at our retail vendor area

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12:00 pm – Gates Open
All BBQ Vendors Open and Craft Beer available
Craft Beer Pavilion Open!

Live Music All Day!
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Back Country Boys
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Pure Country of SW Florida
4:30 pm – Winner of The Voice – Nashville recording artist – Jake Hoot
6:00 pm – Event Ends


All proceeds benefit the Florida Outdoor Education Foundation



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