Bands, Brews and Barbecue Festival Returns for 10th Year

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Provided by Historic Manassas Inc,.

There will be music – and the aroma of sweet wood smoke – in the air this Labor Day Weekend.

Back for its 10th year, the annual Bands, Brews and Barbecue Festival will be held from 12:00 noon to
6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas.

As in years past, the ticketed event will feature award-winning craft beers and distilled spirits, some of Northern Virginia’s best barbecue and an incredible lineup of live music throughout the afternoon.

“I look forward to Bands, Brews and Barbecue every year,” said Deltone Moore, president of the Historic Manassas Inc., board of directors. “I love that visitors can experience so much the area has to offer at just one event so close to our great downtown businesses.”

Music will be provided by local favorites Scarlett Awakening, Michael Christopher and Shakin’ Woods throughout the day. Visitors can expect samples of the best beer and spirits from area breweries and distilleries including:

A cornhole tournament will also be held on the Manassas Museum grounds. Registration for partners begins at noon and the tournament will kick off at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Historic Manassas, Inc., is following current event guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masking and social distancing, when appropriate, and frequent hand washing regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status is strongly encouraged.

“Safety is our priority when hosting these outdoor events,” said Moore. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation so we can continue to promote our historic downtown and local businesses through these family friendly activities.”

Tickets are now available and range in price from $20 to $75. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted for free. For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc., and to purchase tickets, visit

About Historic Manassas, Inc.

Historic Manassas, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked for more than 30 years to revitalize, preserve and enhance the economic base that insures the rich tradition, history, charm and friendly ambience of Historic Downtown Manassas.

For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc., and details on upcoming communitywide events, visit or follow Historic Manassas, Inc., on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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