Blues, Views & BBQ abound at annual Westport festival -

WESTPORT-- The 8th yearly two-day Woe, Viewpoints, as well as BBQ Festivity resided up to its own title this weekend break as hundreds of music as well as cookout weber natural gas grill connoisseurs collected along the banks of the picturesque Saugatuck River as the noises of real-time popular music and the smell of cooked out fineness satisfied the air.

For Milford citizens Steve Burgess and Pete Marcus, the celebration delivers all of them a chance to listen to popular music that really isn't frequently heard regionally.

"Our company have concerned this yearly given that this started,"Burgess mentioned. to 9 p.m. as well as is going to provide Woe on the Levitt Phase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the all-day food courtroom and also BBQ market, chef demos, youngsters confine, a cake eating contest and a rib-eating competition.

Sunday booked artists are actually: Academia of Rock, Sign Naftalin, Alexis Suter, Glucose Blue, Ronnie Cook Brooks, Matt Schofield, as well as Joe Louis Walker.


. "Where else can you proceed in Fairfield County to listen to solid real-time woes songs?".

With two stages to pick from, the Jesup Jam Popular music Phase as well as the Levitt Canopy Phase, the primary phase musical schedule delivered around 19 hrs of performances by local and national artists, as the second phase presented Connecticut-based artists.

On the lawn before the Levitt Canopy main phase, the common look of Woe music appeared as tie-dye-wearing infant boomers took in the sun as well as songs along with teen attendees.

"This's actually great to view younger folks taking pleasure in the same songs that I carried out when I was growing in the 60s," claimed George Clarkson of Fairfield.

The creation of the Westport Midtown Merchants Association (WDMA)-financed Event in 2008, was an initiative to certainly not only take some southern beauty to downtown Westport, but additionally has a charitable component.

The Festivity comprises of 2 BARBEQUE competitors, each for rookies as well as certified pros.

The amateur celebration is gotten in touch with, "Cookin' for a Reason," where teams along with titles like "Psycho Grillers," and "Rub Me Tender," mixed for the area to rear proceeds for the Westport Girl's Group Food Closet which delivers food for desperate loved ones.

The "pros" competitors was actually a formal Kansas Urban area BBQ Society Competition as well as acted as a Connecticut Condition BARBEQUE Champion.

For the little bit of ones and also their family members, the Public library parking area beside the celebration is actually transformed right into a carnival-like little ones wonderland with Bounce Houses galore, a mini-mechanical bull journey, and also deals with like booths marketing deep-fried sausage on a stick, together with fried Oreos and Twinkies.

"This is realy pleasant for the youngsters," said Alan Belton of Fairfield. to 8:30 p.m., Hot Tunes on the Jesup Bind Stage from 1 p.m. "This behaves for our team too, since while the children are taking, individuals are able to hear the songs.".

Weekend's schedule of occasions consisted of Smokin' Woe on the Levitt Phase coming from noon to 9:30 p.m., Hot Tunes on the Jesup Jam Stage coming from noontime to 7 p.m., an all-day "Q" meals court and BARBEQUE market, chef demonstrations and also the Kids Corral till 7 p.m.

Weekend's performance line-up consisted of: Family member Souls, Billy Iuso as well as Restless Natives, Honey Isle Bog Band, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Robert Randolph as well as the Household Band, Dan Stevens, Randy Brody Drum Circle, Jake Kulak and also dirt, Jim Malone and the Piney Hearts, Dance Boys, as well as Funky Dawgz Metal Band.

The Celebration proceeds on Sunday from 11 a.m.