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Kenan staff Bridget Licata with One Eyed Jacks BBQ and All America City IPA from Flying Bison.
Kenan staff Bridget Licata with One Eyed Jacks BBQ and All America City IPA from Flying Bison.

Kenan Center to launch Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest


Wed, Sep 11th 2019 09:20 am

Outdoor event set for Saturday, Sept. 21

The Kenan Center in Lockport is home to some of Niagara County’s largest events, including the Niagara Wine and Beer Fest and 100 American Craftsmen. A new event, the Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest, will debut at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

The 21-and-over event will feature local barbecue restaurants, locally made craft beer and live music. The outdoor event will be held on the Kenan Center campus, alongside the Kenan Arena on Beattie Ave.

“We are excited to provide another fun event for the adults in our community, while highlighting our regional BBQ and craft beer offerings,” Kenan Center Public Relations and Marketing Manager Parrish Gibbons Herzog said. “This will be the perfect way to enjoy the last days of warmer weather with a fresh beer, and some delicious food!”

The event includes complimentary samples from local restaurants including One Eyed Jacks BBQ, and Calhoon’s Pub – which is launching its new Bumper’s Mighty BBQ Sauce. Restaurants onsite include The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., R&R BBQ Catering, Parkers Pit, and Roaming Bison Tavern.

Samples of locally made beer provided by BuffaLocal are also included into the ticket price, with the opportunity to purchase full pints of beer, too. Breweries include Flying Bison Brewing Company, 12 Gates Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Big Ditch Brewing Company, New York Beer Project, Brickyard Brewery and BlackBird Ciderworks.

Music will be provided by Freightrain, an original classic blues band featuring musicians Robert "Freightrain" Parker, Grace Lougen, Greg Leech and Diana Nowak-Riffel. Outdoor yard games will be onsite, and the installation of the Kenan Member Mural Project will occur with muralist Christopher Kameck. Guest vendors such as Kissed By The Sun Spices will be available to add a little more flavor to one’s plate.

The event is rain or shine, with the rain location planned for inside. Tickets and more information can be found at www.kenancenter.org or by calling 716-433-2617. Individual tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door of the event.

All proceeds from the event support the Kenan Center Campus, including the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool, the Taylor Theater, the Kenan House Gallery and the Kenan Arena.

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