Monday, January 6, 2014

Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest January 18, 2014 in Zephyrhills Florida

Fly-in or Drive-in to this year’s
Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest!

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport
South Avenue
Zephyrhills FL 33542

Benefitting Local Youth & Education Programs and Community Services of the Chamber of Commerce


Cold Iron 11AM
Ellie Lee & Blues Fury 12:30PM
The Charlie Morris Band 2:00PM
The Selwyn Birchwood 

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce invites you to Fly-in or Drive-in to the 4th Annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest and the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport Aviation Expo Saturday, January18, 2014 from 10am-6pm. Always a smart deal, the expanded partnership with the Zephyrhills airport means BBQ & Blues offers a value-packed day of fun for aviation and history enthusiasts as well as BBQ & Blues fans.

Event-goers will enjoy mouth-watering bar-b-que, Adult Beverages & Hot Cocoa at the “Swine Terrace”, Live Blues music!, a kids fun zone by the YMCA (Bounce Houses, Field Games, Arts & Crafts), a classic car and motorcycle “Show & Shine” powered by True Oldies 106.3, cool aircraft displays, Zephyrhills Museum of Military History, and business and aviation expo.

Blues fans are especially in for a treat as BBQ & Blues 2014 welcomes the winner of the 2013 International Blues Challenge Selwyn Birchwood. The Blues begin at 11:00am with returning local favorite Cold Iron, followed by the sensational guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Ellie Lee & Blues Fury at 12:30pm. The Charlie Morris Band will play at 2:00pm and Selwyn Birchwood Band at 3:30.

WWII Museum of Military History located on site will be open during the event and, as part of the Aviation Expo, the Airport will set up cool planes and aviation-related displays.

Professional BBQ Chefs will compete for prizes from an $8000 purse for the plates of pork, chicken, ribs and brisket. In addition, there will be a separate competition for Backyard chefs for trophies, ribbons and bragging rights and new this year a small purse for Grand and Reserve Champions in the backyard division.

Florida BBQ Association sanctioned the Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ competition in 2011 and the event went on to become a “State Championship Contest” in 2012. It is a prestigious classification among barbecue competitors and means that the grand champion of the professional division will receive an invitation to the American Royal National Championships in Kansas City, MO and entered in the draw for the Jack Daniels World Championships in Lynchburg, Tenn.

 “It is our goal to bring something special and unique to Zephyrhills. We like to show off all that is great about Zephyrhills, and have a good time doing it.” said Vonnie Mikkelsen, Chamber executive director. “BBQ & Blues is the only event of its kind in Pasco County and has been well-received by both locals and friends from all over the state.”

Since its inception BBQ & Blues has raised thousands of dollars for local youth and education programs, and community services of the Chamber of Commerce. Organizations that offer a pre-determined number volunteer hours at the event will be considered for a donation to their cause.

Professional and Backyard Teams, Concession and Light Retail Vendors, Business and Civic Groups are invited to participate. Brought to you by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water, The Tampa Tribune/, City of Zephyrhills, Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, Sonny's Real Pit BBQ, the Florida BBQ Association and these fine community partners: Bayfront Health Dade City, CF Industries, CenterState Bank, Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Norm & Son Auto Repair True Oldies 106.3, YMCA of East Pasco.

For more information, sponsor, vendor or team applications visit | call (813) 782-1913 | Email Pat Pennington: (Subject Line: BBQ & Blues) 

For aviation expo or airport information contact Zephyrhills Municipal Airport: (813) 780-0030.

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