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Entry from August 29, 2005
Blues, Barbecue and Fireworks Festival
The Blues, Barbecue and Fireworks Festival was started by the Hudson River Park Trust in 2000.

Sunday, Aug 28th, 2005
Hudson River Park's Blues, Barbecue & Fireworks
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This year's 6th Annual BLUES BARBEQUE & FIREWORKS festival promises to be better than ever, featuring Kenny Neal & Billy Branch, Corey Harris, Guitar Shorty, Candye Kane and Hubert Sumlin. While you enjoy the music, amazing local BBQ restaurants sell their specialties, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. This year's restaurants include: Daisy May's BBQ U.S.A., Dinosaur B.B.W., RIB, smoked Barbeque, and Spanky's BBQ. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this premier Hudson River Park event.!

Hudson River Park - Pier 14 at the Hudson River

More Information:
Phone number: (212) 533-PARK
Hudson River Park Trust

Go: Great mix: BBQ and blues

Tomorrow, the Hudson River Park Trust hosts the sixth annual Blues, Barbeque and Fireworks Festival out on Pier 54 at 14th St. and the Westside Highway in Manhattan. The entertainment is free and the BBQ is reasonably priced, with selections from Daisy May's BBQ, Smoked BBQ, Dinosaur BBQ and Rib and Spanky's BBQ. The stage heats up at 2 p.m. and bands rotate till the sun sets for the fireworks display. The musical lineup kicks off with the Kelly Neal/Billy Branch Duo at 2:30 p.m., wraps up with Hubert Sumlin at 7:45 p.m., and also features Corey Harris and the 5x5 Band at 3:45 p.m., Guitar Shorty at 5 p.m. and Candye Kane at 6:15 p.m.

Tomorrow, rain or shine, 2-9 p.m.; free. Pier 54. (212) 627-2020.

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