JWJ’s Bluegrass, Beer, & BBQ Festival

Your favorite James Weldon Johnson Park festival is back!

Join us for Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue on September 17, 2022, from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Hosted by John Scott from 99.1 WQIK, we’ll be pigging out on delicious food from baby-back ribs to corn on the cob served by Jacksonville’s best barbecue trucks such as The Butt Hutt Smokehouse, Fae’s BBQ, The Smoked Meat Militia, The Saucy Pig, and more!


Aardwolf Hard Target Belgian Strong Golden Ale (8.5%)
Aardwolf Weizenwolf Weissbier (5.2%)
Ancient City Castillo Coconut Porter (6.3%)
Fishweir Bait and Switch Blonde Ale (5.5%)
Fishweir Lazy River Pilsner (5.4%)
Intuition I-10 IPA (6.8%)
Intuition Party Wave Hazy IPA (7.4%)
Ruby Beach Scallywag Sour (6.2%)
Ruby Beach Twin Finn Lager (5.2%)
Sun King Oktoberfest Marzen (5.7%)
Sun King Orange Vanilla Sunlight Cream Ale (5.3%)
Sun King Wee Mac Scottish Ale (5.3%)
Swamp Head Midnight Oil Oatmeal Coffee Stout (5.0%)
Tabula Rasa Schieferfest Oktobrew Marzen (5.6%)
Tabula Rasa Liquid Oz Pumpkin Ale with Lactose (6.8%)
Tabula Rasa Tartanic Scottish Ale (5.0%)

Our “Beer Theatre” will feature brewmaster tastings, home brewing discussions, BBQ & Beer Food Pairings, and more! Plus, a Boot Scoot Dance contest, lawn games, and crafts for the kiddos.


Live music will feature Ft Pierce’s Pubgrass band Uproot Hootenanny and Jacksonville’s own Firewater Tent Revival!


The festival is FREE to attend but tickets are being sold for our VIP Area!

For just $50.00 per person, you will receive:

• Access to a VIP area with shade and a dance area closest to the stage.
• Air-conditioned Port-a-Jon
• JWJ Drinking Stein with UNLIMITED beer refills
• Opportunity to participate in our Stein hoisting contest
• 5 lucky VIP members will be chosen at random to be a judge in our “Best Rib Cookoff Contest”

The concert presented by Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is free to attend, but for VIP Tickets CLICK HERE.


Limited seating is available at this event. You are welcome to bring your own chair! Dogs are welcome too!

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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