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Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Festival

March 9 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Annual Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Fest in Laishley Park

The aroma of slow cooked meats will fill the air in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda on March 9, 2024!
Up to 10 BBQ Pitmasters will set up their Smokers in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda
In addition to great BBQ, beer stations and a full bar will be available. Merchandise vendors will be on hand as well as other food vendors when you’re ready to take a break from BBQ.

Great Live Entertainment with SW Florida favorites: The Backcountry Boys and Pure Country. This year’s headliner has multiple top 10 singles and 2 Top 10 albums. We are excited to welcome Grammy nominated group, Confederate Railroad. Known for their songs: She took it like a Man, Trashy Women, Jesus & Mama, & Queen of Memphis!

Gates open at Noon.
All Food, BBQ & vendors will be available at noon.
Live music All Day!
12:30- The Backcountry Boys
2:00- Pure County of SW Florida
3:30- Our Headliner for 2024 direct from Nashville, Grammy nominated country group- Confederate Railroad

Advance tickets as well as Limited VIP Tables are available online now at www.PuntaGordaBBQfest.com

Mark your calendars for March 9, 2024, when Smoke on the River BBQ & Music Festival takes over Laishley Park. It’s sure to be a great day filled with delicious BBQ, Cold Beer, & Hot Music!
For more information or purchase tickets visit www.PuntaGordaBBQfest.com or call 941-628-0702



March 9
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Punta Gorda BBQ & Music Festival


Laishley Park
200 Laishley Court
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 US
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