Food, Music, Brews, and lots of BBQ is coming your way!

The 10th annual Bands Brews & BBQ is hosted by the Town of Port Royal on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd

The fun February event is also an official South Carolina Barbecue Association-sanctioned event which always kicks off the 2019 statewide competitive BBQ season.

Friday night is the Wing Throw Down from 6 to 9 p.m. where you can sample wing recipes from participating cookers while enjoying live music from two local bands and a Kids Fun Zone and more.

Saturday is all about the BBQ as BBQ tasting day runs from noon to 4 p.m. with cook teams from across the Southeast serving their award-winning wings and butts. Four different bands will be providing the entertainment for the day and the kids can enjoy the Fun Zone, just for them.

Awards will be presented on Saturday by sanctioned South Carolina BBQ Association judges.

New to this year’s event is the Kids Que: Burger Battle. Kids ages 6-15 will compete Saturday, February 23rd for the title of Kids Burger Champion.

General admission passes are available online in advance.

The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available for by purchasing tickets for $1. Beer, soda, and wine will be available for purchase.

The event always takes place rain or shine.

To register your cook team for the event, to purchase your tickets, or for more information and volunteer opportunities go to or call 843-525-6257.

Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice.