The first-ever Bacon Brew & Que presented by New Belgium is this Friday and Saturday and we want to make sure you know what to expect from the two-day event.

Friday night, Oct. 7th we're having a people’s choice award tasting to decide which BBQ team is the fan favorite from 6-8 pm. There will be food and alcohol for sale while you enjoy live music from Tuscaloosa 's own Mojo Trio!

On Saturday, Oct. 8th the BBQ teams begin grilling in the morning and turn in their first entry beginning at noon. The bacon and beer tasting will open its gates at 1 pm for VIPs only and 2:30 pm for general admission. The tasting ends at 5 pm, but live music will continue until 6 pm.

Featured acts on Saturday include acoustic duo Kat Taylor & JP Miller, the bluesy soul of Debbie Bond & The Tru-Dats and Birmingham's Steel City Jug Slammers!

Here's a full schedule of entertainment:

  • Mojo Trio

    Friday, 6-8 pm

    Tuscaloosa's Mojo Trio rock everything from classic rock to country. As they say, " Experience the power of 3. "

  • Kat Taylor & JP Miller

    Saturday, 1-2:15 pm

    Kat Taylor shyly walked up to the mic a little over a year ago, having never sang in front of a crowd and instantly blew everyone away with her pristine, angelic vocal delivery. Tuscaloosa Fire Fighter JP Miller gladly teamed with Taylor for a few songwriting sessions and the rest is history as they say.

    Digital Bliss Photography
  • Debbie Bond & The Tru-Dats

    Saturday, 2:30-4 pm

    Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her singing has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur, both of whom she cites as being influences on her music. The truth is that Debbie does it her way, playing a dynamic mix of soulful originals and covers. Her impressive musical story includes years of performing with older traditional Alabama blues musicians, including Johnny Shines and Willie King. Her immersion in the blues has deeply flavored her guitar playing, soulful voice and original song writing, yet her sound is contemporary and original, incorporating soul, blues, rock, jazz and even country influences.

  • Steel City Jug Slammers

    Saturday, 4:30-6 pm

    Long ago there were many tales of a nameless, anomalous, blues ghost that roamed the lands in search of a vessel through which to expatiate its proficiency. It found a man named Ricky Tate. Shortly after, Rick heard tales of The Zookeeper, a man with a steel hand who fed only on ale, whiskey and blues. The boundless strings of fate connected them and the chronicle began.

    Beau Latham