August 29, 2020
6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Livestream Edition
Coronavirus forced us to cancel this year's festival, but it can't stop the music! Join us for the 2020 Livestream Edition:
Livestream Featuring
The John Todd Band
Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
stay tuned for possible additions!
How to Watch

In Person*
Smith's Central Garage
3315 Pearl St.
McHenry, Illinois

Watch Party*
D.C. Cobb's-McHenry
1204 N. Green St.
McHenry, Illinois

The Big Screen
McHenry Outdoor Theater
1510 N. Chapel Hill Rd.
McHenry, Illinois

At Home
See the livestream here from your living room couch, den recliner, man cave, or neighbor's deck!
McHenry Outdoor Theater will also feature The Blues Brothers movie that night and a 50-50 raffle supporting McHenry Area Rotary! Watch here for limited-availability in-person audience tickets for our livestreaming performances at Smith's Central Garage!
* subject to Health Department regulations in effect at time of event.
Be a Sponsor
McHenry Rotary is deeply grateful for all of those who have sponsored Blues, Brews & BBQ — dating back to our 2012 start. Our generous sponsors have enabled us to raise funds for those in need, from local food banks to relief efforts around the globe. Those sponsoring this year’s Livestream Edition will maximize marketing exposure through acknowledgment at all McHenry Area Rotary events through year’s end, including Oktoberfest and Sunrise Secret Santa.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve shifted gears to offer an enjoyable event that can be appreciated virtually, via livestream. We’ll sell a limited number of tickets to view performances on-site at Smith’s Central Garage in McHenry, with the caveat that this option may be eliminated if public health requirements shift. Refunds will be issued to those requesting them, or purchases may be left intact as donations to Rotary. Buyer’s choice.
Be a Volunteer
We appreciate assistance from community groups, businesses, and individuals. We may need volunteers to help us during set-up and take-down at Smith's or at the Outdoor. If you, your company, or organization is interested in participating, please contact us.
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we thank our generous sponsors

Blues Brews & BBQ is McHenry Area Rotary's premier fundraising event of the year. 100% of the event's proceeds are donated to a variety of local, regional, national, and international organizations who help those in their greatest time of need.

This event has contributed nearly $300,000 to student leadership, vocational and college advanced placement programs, meals for the hungry, services for the homeless, humanitarian projects, and more. Your attendance at Blues Brews & BBQ ensures resources will be available for those in need, from local food banks to relief efforts around the globe.

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