Blues, Beer, and BBQ

Blues, Beer and BBQ

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The third annual Blues, Beer, And BBQ Summer Concert Series Returns to the Town of Cumberland

 Cumberland’s Blues, Beer, and BBQ (BBB) started as the brain child of Assistant Town Manager Christine Owens and Special Projects Coordinator Renee Garard.  The two decided to combine the idea of a summer concert with the creation of a pop-up event space to bring out town citizens and promote a sense of place. 

 The first BBB was held on June 3, 2017, at the newly created Saturn Space and was a huge hit!  . 

The success of last two year’s BBBs was far beyond what we could have imagined.  The amount of positive feedback was astounding, and Cumberland has quickly become a local blues destination in central Indiana.  We now receive regular requests from Blues bands asking to book our next event. 

 For 2019 we have expanded the concept by having two bands and extending the September event to include three bands in total - two local artists and one national recording artist.  All bands are well-known amongst Blues fans and tour regularly.  We are also adding fireworks to the end of the June concert as it is five days before Independence Day. 

 The Cumberland BBBs are unique in that they are family events. Most Blues venues only accommodate the over 21 crowd.  But with our public space, free admission, and adjoining park, the Cumberland BBBs are enjoyable for all ages and are unique in helping to create Blues fans for the future.  Our BBBs are attended by lifelong Blues fans as well as those who have never attended a single Blues concert.  There is truly not another destination in our area solely dedicated to the Blues the way Saturn Space is.   

 This year we are proud to present the following schedule.

June 29th 6pm-10pm, The Paul Nelson Band and Feaster Henthorne

July 27th 6pm-10pm, Tad Robinson with Deitra Farr and Dave Specter

August 31st 6pm-10pm, Johnny Rawls and Gordon Bonham Blues Band

September 28th 6pm-10pm, Biscuit Miller and the Mix and 800lb Gorilla, 


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For other details.  Contact Renee Garard Special Program Coordinator at 317-894-6203 or

The Cumberland Blues, Beer & BBQ Summer Concert Series is endorsed by the Slippery Noodle Inn