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MARCH 27 & 28, 2020
VENICE AIRPORT
FESTIVAL GROUNDS
FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING

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A Good Time for a Good Cause

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The History of Bluegrass (VIDEO)

As the big day comes closer, why not prepare with an excellent documentary on the history of Bluegrass Music. Several of the featured performers have played at the Suncoast BBQ… Continue Reading The History of Bluegrass (VIDEO)

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First round of BBQ Judges selections have been made

The first-round of the 2020 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass BBQ Judge selections have been made. The next round of selections will follow as more teams signup. Bob Anderson Kathy Anderson… Continue Reading First round of BBQ Judges selections have been made

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The Grascals single hits #1

The Grascals’ heartfelt single “Haggard” has reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s February chart. A never-recorded ballad by the regarded Country and Bluegrass writer, Harley Allen, “Haggard” is the true story of Allen’s dog who was named after the legendary Merle Haggard. Featuring The Grascals’ lead vocalist John Bryan, it’s… Continue Reading The Grascals single hits #1

Mountain Home congratulates Sammy Shelor on SPBGMA award
Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band wins Banjo Performer of the Year

Mountain Home Music Company congratulates Lonesome River Band’s Sammy Shelor for being named Banjo Performer of the Year at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s Bluegrass Music Awards (SPBGMA). SPBGMA serves to educate about… Continue Reading Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band wins Banjo Performer of the Year

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Thunder by the Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival (Feb. 14-16, 2020)

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds — February 14-16 — to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. Bring your lawn… Continue Reading Thunder by the Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival (Feb. 14-16, 2020)

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Donations help build Challenger Baseball Field

The Suncoast Foundation would like to thank the following companies for donating more than $100,000 in services to help with the building of the Challenger Baseball Field. It’s because of… Continue Reading Donations help build Challenger Baseball Field

Welcome to the Bash

The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is Southwest Florida’s marquee barbecue and bluegrass event attracting tens of thousands of folks every year. Venice plays host to elite barbecue cook teams and award-winning bluegrass bands from all over the United States. If you have never tasted award-winning barbecue or heard toe-tapping bluegrass music, you are in for a treat!

The event starts Thursday night with the Kick-off party featuring the Battle of the Burgers. On Friday morning there is the annual Sporting Clays Tournament followed by the TGIF Party at 5 PM with a classic car show, a fish fry dinner and live music by the Swing Bridge bluegrass band and friends. Saturday is a full day of BBQ, Bluegrass and Brew.

We promise you’ll have a lot of fun
and you won’t go home hungry!

BBQ ARCADE
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Parking Guide
  • We’re located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds, 610 Airport Ave E. Venice, FL 34285
  • Because of single-road access to the parking areas, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.
  • ENTERING – During peak hours, three lanes will enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from the parking attendants. A shuttle service to the entrance gates is available.
  • EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.
PLEASE BE PATIENT AND EVERY THING WILL MOVE MUCH FASTER.

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Thing’s to Know
  • No Pets, Coolers, Beverages or Weapons Permitted.
  • No Umbrellas, Tents, or Backpacks.
  • No Soliciting.
  • ATM Machines Available.
  • Trams available from parking to the main gates.
  • Bring a comfy chair or blanket for the concerts.
  • We are a FREE event with FREE parking — donations welcomed
Traffic Advisory

In exiting on Saturday between 2 pm and 4 pm you may experience some delays.

Don’t miss the chili cook off

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Suncoast Foundation © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH9820. Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and employs no contract solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7452 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

Suncoast Foundation © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH9820. Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and employs no contract solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7452 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.