Blues & BBQ: Festival for Better Housing

The 22nd Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing music festival, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, will be held on Saturday, July 20th at Citizens Park. Proceeds will go towards performing critical home repairs in Denver’s Westwood, Globeville, and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.

Blues & BBQ, the longest running annual fundraiser for Habitat Denver, has raised over $250,000 to renovate and build homes since it was started in a small bar near Coors Field in 1998.

The day-long festival will feature nine tribute bands honoring Aretha Franklin, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Bob Seger, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers, The Who, and the music of Chess Records. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, retail vendors, face painting and a kids zone play area with inflatable bounce houses and games.

All-day entry passes are $10 for adults and free for children under 12.

“Helping hardworking families is awesome…It’s so cool when you go out and work with Habitat for the day. They don’t do the work for you, they teach you how to do it and you do it, you fix-up a house working right next to the person who lives there. It really makes you feel like you’ve made a difference!” Ranger Miller, Founder of Blues and BBQ