Blues, Brews & BBQ finishes up season of free music this weekend at Snowbasin

Blues, Brews & BBQ finishes up season of free music this weekend at Snowbasin

SNOWBASIN — The blues takes its final bow in this year’s installment of Blues, Brews & BBQ, with a concert featuring Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, with Penrose opening.

The final show will be on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running until 4:30 p.m. The concert is free and takes place on the lawn just outside Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road.

This week’s show brings in a couple of artists who got their start in Utah and are now in the early stages of touring nationally. With this concert, both bands add something different to the blues genre.

Take Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, for example. The blues band, based in Salt Lake City, mixes dirty rock with down-home blues. According to the group’s publicist, “Tony is a rising force in the national harmonica scene.”

Penrose, on the other hand, offers blues rock with more of a focus on indie/pop. Also hailing from Salt Lake City, Penrose was a national Top 30 finalist on “American Idol,” and audiences seem to have really taken to their performances.

“Within just a few months, we were out playing shows with all-original material and the audiences were really into what we were doing. It was pretty exciting!” lead vocalist Madison Penrose said on the band’s website.

Snowbasin communications coordinator Megan Collins said the show usually draws about 1,000 people each Sunday, but that varies based on who’s performing.

“It’s a great way to spend a Sunday,” Collin said.

In Earl’s Lodge, local beers and barbecue — brisket, burgers, and fries — will be available for sale.

Tents, blankets, and umbrellas are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 888-437-5488.

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