Village of WestmontDate Issued: May 3, 2016
The Westmont Lions Club will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Red, White & Bar-B-Q (RWBBQ) festival in 2016. “This is going to be a very special year,” said Chris Svitak, Event Coordinator & Lions Club member. “We’re planning some new activities to celebrate this special occasion.”
Each year, the RWBBQ is held at the beautiful Ty Warner Park in Westmont over Memorial Day Weekend. This year’s event will begin on Friday, May 27 and end Sunday, May 29. The RWBBQ offers $16,000 in prize money making it the largest KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) Bar-B-Q competition in Illinois and one of the biggest in the Midwest. The event includes both professional and amateur competitions.
Along with the competition, there will be an all-ages carnival, craft vendors, and various Bar-B-Q vendors. “We have a lot of Bar-B-Q vendors to choose from this year,” said Larry Babyar, RWBBQ committee volunteer. “They will offer bar-b-q sample sizes at reasonable prices all the way up to full slabs of ribs.”
The RWBBQ will feature several local bands like The Flat Cats with Jon Kostal from Uncle Jon’s music. “We always enjoy playing for Westmont,” said Kostal, who performs at various community events throughout the year including the Westmont Cruisin’ Nights and Street Fair, Taste of Westmont, and Westmont Holly Days. The RWBBQ offers family-friendly music you can dance and sing along to. Below is the complete music entertainment schedule.
FRIDAY MAY 27, 20165:30 p.m. - FLAT CATS - Swing Jazz / Blues8:00 p.m. - THE NOIZE - Classic Rock to Today's Hits
SATURDAY MAY 28, 20162:00 p.m. - BOSSYDOG - Class "A" Covers5:30 p.m. - FIRE THE CANNON - New, Up and Coming Rock Band8:00 p.m. - BROOKS & ABRAMS - Members from The Buckingham's, Herman's Hermits, and Paul Revere and the Raiders
SUNDAY MAY 29, 201611:00 a.m. - ROCK ACADEMY - Rock School Tunes12:00 p.m. - EDDIE KOROSA and THE BOYS - Party Tunes and Polkas2:30 p.m. - SNAKE OIL BARONS - Classic Rock5:30 p.m. - TOMORROW’S ALLIANCE - All Original Music
For more information, visit their website at westmontbbq.com.