Labor Day Blues

This is  not a weekend for dieters.

Ribs, bacon, beer — it’s all there, on overstuffed plates and in overflowing pitchers, at the 6th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival in downtown Westport.

Levitt Pavilion construction forced the event to relocate this weekend to Jesup Green and the Taylor Parking Lot. The new riverfront location works well.

At mid-afternoon today — hardly prime time — the place was packed. Two bands played; little kids romped on a few inflatables, and the haze of dozens of barbecues wafted everywhere.

Blues,Views & BBQ continues today (Saturday) through 10 p.m. Gates open tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m.; the action continues until 9 p.m. Click here for more information.

The "Grillfather" team, hard at work at the BBQ competition.

The “Grillfather” team, hard at work at the BBQ competition.

Bands from the School of Rock rocked the festival.

Bands from the School of Rock rock the festival.

There's plenty of room to relax (and eat) at the Blues, Views & BBQ Festival.

There’s plenty of room to relax (and eat) at the Blues, Views & BBQ Festival.

Music on the main stage runs the gamut -- but the blues influences every genre.

Music on the main stage runs the gamut — but the blues influences every genre.

A good-size crowd gathers on Jesup Green for the music. There will be more people -- and bands -- tonight.

A good-size crowd gathers on Jesup Green for the music. There will be more people — and bands — tonight.

One response to “Labor Day Blues

  1. Bobbie Herman

    I worked there today, selling tickets. I’ve also worked several Festivals in the past. I think the new venue works better than the old. It just seems more friendly.