Downtown Lexington will be smokin' this Friday and Saturday with the return of the Bluegrass BBQ Fest.
The festival on the courthouse plaza will feature local and regional barbecue, beer, bourbon and live music. The festival is free; food and beverages are for purchase.
This year's vendors will include City Barbecue, Bear & the Butcher, Edley's Bar-B-Que, Fida's Caribbean Cafe, Hogfather's BBQ & Catering, J. Render's Southern Table & Bar, Brasabana, Red State BBQ, Staxx BBQ, Kentucky Strong Barbeque and Lockbox.
Live music begins 5 p.m. Friday and goes to 11 p.m. On Saturday, the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Musicians will include Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, Blind Corn Liquor Pickers and Tee Dee Young.