Chili cookoff and blues fest is this weekend

The 19th annual Chilly Blues chili cookoff and live music event will be held Friday through Sunday in five downtown Grand Haven restaurants. The event will feature live music at Snug Harbor, Kirby Grill, The Grand, The Theatre Bar and Odd Sides Ales. Chris Beard, considered the International "Prince of Blues,' will return this year from Rochester, N.Y. His band will be performing both Friday and Saturday nights at the Dee-Lite Bar & Grille.
Tribune Staff
Apr 13, 2011


On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., chili contestants will commence their final preparations for the noon shotgun chili start on the outdoor deck at Snug Harbor. The public is welcomed and encouraged to cheer their favorite team to victory.

In addition, more live blues will begin playing from 2–6 p.m. as contestants mix their special brew. Beginning at 3 p.m., the panel of judges will begin the difficult task of selecting the best chili.

The following is the weekend music lineup:

Dee-Lite, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.: Chris Beard
Theatre Bar, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: live blues
Grand, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Greg Nagy Band
Kirby, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.: Sprague Brothers
Odd Side Ales, 7-10 p.m.: Them 2 Guys

Snug Harbor, noon–6 p.m.: chili cookoff; 2–6 p.m., Big Daddy Fox and the Krewe
Grand, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: live blues
Theatre Bar, 6–9 p.m.: live blues; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Big Daddy Fox           
Dee-Lite, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Chris Beard
Jelly’s, 7:30-10:30 p.m.: Jeff Lynn
Kirby, 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.: Sprague Brothers and Cold Cash Machine
Odd Sides Ales, 7–10 p.m.: Buster Blues Band

Stop by for a Thursday night preview of Chilly Blues with

In addition, Vincent Hayes Project will play from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday in The Theatre Bar. On Sunday, the Vincent Hayes Project will play a blues jam at the Dee-Lite.

Tickets are available for purchase at Snug Harbor, Kirby, Theatre Bar and Dee-Lite. The $10 ticket gains admission into all Chilly Blues locations both Friday and Saturday nights. Drink specials are available to all ticket holders.

For more information on Chilly Blues, call 846-3299 or 846-8400.


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