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
stay tuned for possible additions!
How to Watch

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 simulcast a portion of our event, host a live Blooze Brothers performance, show The Blues Brothers movie, and have a 50-50 raffle supporting McHenry Area Rotary!
* 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. Click Here to Become a Sponsor
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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