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The aroma of slow cooked BBQ will fill the air in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda on May 7, 2022!

When: May 7, 2022 from 1pm to 9pm

Where: Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

What: Bands, Brews, & BBQ Fest! – where Local BBQ Pitmasters will offer the best in slow cooked goodness with Great Live Music form 3 great regional acts plus Nashville recording artist and winner of the Voice – JAKE HOOT! Arts & crafts & plenty of Craft Beer & refreshments!

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1:00 pm – Gates Open
All BBQ Vendors Open and Craft Beer available
Craft Beer Pavilion Open!

Live Music All Day!
2:00 – 3:15 pm – Deb & The Dynamics
3:45 – 5:00 pm – The Marker 5 Band
5:30 –  7:00 pm – Pure Country of SW Florida
7:00 pm – Nashville Recording Artist Jake Hoot – winner of “The Voice”
9:00 pm – Event Ends

Jake Hoot

Don’t let his larger-than-life presence fool you. JAKE HOOT may stand 6’6”, but the Season 17 Champion of NBC’s The Voice is just as genuine and sweet natured as ever. Celebrating the release of his debut project Love Out Of Time, the 5-song EP features an all-star lineup of musicians and songwriters including Dean Sams, Danny Myrick, Jenne Fleenor, Dave Pahanish, Jamie Floyd and more. The new project also features a duet with international superstar Kelly Clarkson entitled “I Would’ve Loved You.” Upon its release, Love Out Of Time reached No. 2 on both the iTunes All-Genre Albums and Country Albums chart while “I Would’ve Loved You” reached No. 3 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart. Hoot and Clarkson also unveiled a music video for the ‘majestic’ (Rolling Stone Country) “I Would’ve Loved You” duet which has accumulated more than 8 million views, been featured on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and is in broadcast rotation on CMT. The former contestant and coach recently reunited to perform “I Would’ve Loved You” on The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice semi-finals.

Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart, debut single “Dangerous Thing,” special Father’s Day song, “The Best Job I Ever Had,” heartwarming love song, “Nadine” and rowdy summer anthem “Night Left.” Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Dominican Republic, Hoot released a cover of “La Bamba” from his debut EP which landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Latin charts. Ringing in his favorite time of year, Hoot’s first original holiday track “When Christmas Has Come And Gone” featuring multi-platinum Canadian trio The Tenors, is was released November 19th.

Deb & The Dynamics

Fort Myers based band DEB & THE DYNAMICS are a living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. Would else would explain the blossoming popularity of DEB & THE DYNAMICS. With over 250 shows a year for the last 16 years DEB & THE DYNAMICS have proved to be the most popular band in South West Florida.

Marker 5 Band

MARKER 5 will be bringing our high energy classic rock show to BANDS, BREWS, & BBQ, Incredible view, awesome food and drinks with a healthy dose of your favorite classic rock! Bring your dancing shoes!!!!

Pure Country of Southwest Florida

PURE COUNTRY of Southwest Florida is a premier country band that performs the hits from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. They play dynamic songs with powerful vocal harmony. The kind of music you loved to hear growing up. The band members are all seasoned musicians who have played both local and national stages over they years. They formed this group because of their love for good country music and their desire to play the music that you don’t hear on the radio anymore. Artists such as Alan Jackson, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Little Texas, Alabama and many more.


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The 2022 Punta Gorda BBQ Festival features a selection of 50 craft brews available by the sample or the can/bottle/draft in our 3,200 square foot Craft Beer Pavilion.

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The VIP Pavilion is an exclusive area with table seating and upfront stage access. VIP Guests will have exclusive access to craft beers.

Included in the VIP Tables are complimentary bottled water, a sample of several exclusive Craft Beers, exclusive VIP Restrooms, Table Seating

  • • Limited to 300 guests
  • • Admission to event is included with the VIP Tables
  • • Tables for 2 Guests – $80
  • • Tables for 4 Guests – $160
  • • Tables for 6 Guests – $240


  • • $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the gate
  • • Kids under 12 free with Adult
  • • Tickets required for all food and BBQ, Craft Beer, all domestic beer, liquor and other food
  • • Sample and Food tickets – $1.00 each





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Smugglers Event Management
Jerry Cleffi