Barbecue and Blues Music

Folks will dig into some barbecue at the New Jersey State BBQ Championship, which runs in tangent with the Anglesea Blues Festival in North Wildwood from Friday to Sunday.

Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, chicken, brisket and pork while enjoying some of the best blues music at the Jersey Shore during the 21st Annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival Friday through Sunday, July 12-14. The event will take place from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 2nd and Olde New Jersey avenues in North Wildwood.

The three-day festival will feature barbecue teams from around the country showing off grill skills in a quest for the best barbecue. The official judging is conducted by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and the Grand Champion will go on to the World Food Championships.

The festival will also feature live blues music performed by the region’s top blues bands, including Skyla Burrell and The Little Red Rooster Blues Band, Looseleaf, the Steve Calabrese Trio, The BC Combo, the James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, The Company and James Day and the Fish Fry.

Admission to the festival is free. For additional information, go to or

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