2016 Fall BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival Raises Funds for Children with Disabilities Program

By Published On: August 18, 2016

August, 2016:  Special Kids Special Families will once again host their BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival to raise funds and awareness for Zach’s Place at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center, the organization’s premier respite program for children with disabilities.  The program is the only childcare facility with the focus and training to provide care for children with physical, emotional and intellectual disabilities in the Pikes Peak Region.

Entertainment will include local area band performances by Justus League and Soulsmith Unlimited, who have donated their time and talents in support of Zach’s Place.  In addition, Mark Stevens of 98.1 KKFM will Emcee the event providing a LIVE radio remote churning out classic rock music.  Participating vendors offering tastings include Dickey’s BBQ Pit, Front Range BBQ, and Josh & John’s Ice Cream.  In addition, a selection of beers will be available from local breweries Bristol Brewing, Fossil Craft Beer, as well as, specialty cocktails and moonshine from 3 Hundred Days of Shine and wine from Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines.

With the new event location at Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park, the event organizers expect a great turnout for the event.  “The new event space is fantastic and it will be a fun time for everyone to come out and listen to some fantastic live bands and eat great food.” said Executive Director, Linda Ellegard.  “We are encouraging everyone to enjoy the evening, bring their blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a night under the stars.”

The event is sponsored by a number of community businesses including, Ent Credit Union,  Amy Gehrett Farmers Insurance, Aaron Horn Colorado Springs Commercial, Amazing Care Home Health Services, NTSOC (Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado Springs), Pikes Peak Care Center, Add Staff, MRC Technology,  Gold Hill Mesa, and The Colorado Springs Independent as Media Sponsor.

Event:  BBQ, Blues and Brews – Music and Food Festival

Where: NEW LOCATION -Gold Hill Mesa Community Center Park; 142 S. Raven Mine Dr., Colorado Springs


When: Friday, September 9, 2016; 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost:  A $10 donation at the entrance is requested to support Zach’s Place Program


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