Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 12:00pm

  Entrance to music and beverage garden $5

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present the 14th Annual Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival this September in Downtown Brighton. Event hours are Friday September 6 from 5:00- 11:00pm and Saturday, September 7 from  12:00noon - 11:00pm. 

Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin' up the streets – as vendors serve ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n' cheese and MUCH MORE. Come and check out some amazing vendors, and put in your vote for the People's Choice Best Barbecue!

Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Great Harvest Bread Company) both Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm. The 2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues line up is anything but average! This year’s live entertainment pulls from the best of the best of both local and national jazz and blues bands. Cover is just $5.00. Ages 21 and over after 9pm please. Beer, wine, cider and spiked sparkling seltzer are also just $5.00. ATMs are available on Main Street and at the entrance to the beer tent.

The event will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event sponsored by Independence Village! Shuttle pick up location is at the Meijer MDOT Parking Lot located at 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 481 16. Check back soon for shuttle times!

2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Music Line-Up:


6-7 Audio Birds 

7:15-8:15 Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars

8:30-9:45 JW-Jones

10-11 Randy Brock Group



6-7 Paxton/Spangler Band

7:15-8:15 Dylan Dunbar Quartet

8:30-9:45 Love Letters From Detroit

10-11 Rattlesnake Shake

Check out band bios, videos, websites and more here!


Also, back by popular demand...the Chamber's Men 4 A Cause Cornhole group will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament at Smokin' Jazz! The tournament will take place on Friday, September 6 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. in the music venue/beer tent area. Cost to enter is $20 for a single or $40 for a team of two people. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize! Check out for more info!


Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jen Ling at or by phone at 810.227.5086 for more info!