The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 10th Annual Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton. Join us for the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and... of course…the bluest of blues!

Award winning barbecue will once again line Main Street from Grand River to First Street, serving up the tastiest of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats and more. Food will be served on Main Street 5PM - Midnight on Friday and 12PM - Midnight on Saturday.

Jazz and blues will be live at the music stage located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Jack’s Custard) both Friday and Saturday, 5PM - 12:00 Midnight. Ages 21 and over after 9PM. Admission to the music venue is just $5.00. Beer and wine $5.00.

Afraid you'll miss the big game? 

Watch MSU battle Oregon LIVE on the 24ft screen(music venue) Saturday night. Kick off is at 8:00pm.


People’s Express will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event. Shuttle parking locations are at Brighton High School located at 7878 Brighton Rd, Brighton 48116 and at the Meijer M Dot Parking Lot located at 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 48116. Shuttles will run 5:00pm-12:30am on Friday and Saturday 12:00pm – 12:30am.

Event drop off locations:

Corner of 1st Street and Main

Corner of 1st Street and Center Street (near the music venue entrance).

**Shuttles operate on a continuous loop between parking and drop off locations. Average loop time 15 minutes.


Event parking in downtown Brighton is on a first come first serve basis. Public lots are located throughout downtown.  Event staff is working on a more user friendly event parking map! Please check back for more details.

For additional event information please contact Sophia Freni, GBACoC Director of Events at 810-227-5086 or via email at events@brightoncoc.org

“Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is certainly a signature event for Livingston County,” states Pam McConeghy, President and CEO of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. “It has brought a considerable amount of attention to downtown Brighton and has helped to stimulate its vibrant economy. The festival brings jazz, blues and barbecue enthusiasts to Brighton from all across the region. We’re looking forward to another successful event, and for our downtown to once again be packed to the max!”

Come for the food, stay for the music!



11 & 12, 

Friday 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday 12:00PM - 12:00AM


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