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Crowds Take A Taste Of The Blues, Views & BBQ Festival In Westport

These two people were part of a band called Alpaca Gnomes that played on the smaller stage in the parking lot in the evening. The woman is the violinist, he is the drummer.
These two people were part of a band called Alpaca Gnomes that played on the smaller stage in the parking lot in the evening. The woman is the violinist, he is the drummer. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
A New Canaan band from the School of Rock playing in the parking lot tent
A New Canaan band from the School of Rock playing in the parking lot tent Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Dancing bartenders at Tito’s Vodka tent near the stage
Dancing bartenders at Tito’s Vodka tent near the stage Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Two Sunrise Rotarians, Library Executive Director Bill Harmer and Phil Sharlack. Phil holding ID bracelets for people buying alcohol.
Two Sunrise Rotarians, Library Executive Director Bill Harmer and Phil Sharlack. Phil holding ID bracelets for people buying alcohol. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
The barbeque cook of in Westport
The barbeque cook of in Westport Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Event creator Bob LeRose and State Representative Jonathan Steinberg
Event creator Bob LeRose and State Representative Jonathan Steinberg Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Yvonne Senturia serving in the tent in the parking lot
Yvonne Senturia serving in the tent in the parking lot Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Volvo of Westport donated a car for kids to paint at an area staffed by high school students who participate in Builders Beyond Borders, a group that raises money and makes annual trips to places such as Latin America.
Volvo of Westport donated a car for kids to paint at an area staffed by high school students who participate in Builders Beyond Borders, a group that raises money and makes annual trips to places such as Latin America. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Poppa Chubby and his band
Poppa Chubby and his band Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A dozen bands rocked the house as the Blues Views and Barbecue Festival took place over Labor Day weekend on the Levitt Pavilion and Westport Library grounds.

There was also a barbecue cook-off with samples for all to taste and enjoy.

About eight to 10 groups set up in the Imperial Avenue parking lot, just below the Levitt. They each cooked up their specialties, and in mid-afternoon Saturday, they were judged.

At the side of the lot was Westport’s EMS, a voluntary and community-funded organization. Kids' activities included bouncy houses and slides. Westport’s teen center, Toquet Hall, set up a booth/tent with games for kids.

Volvo of Westport donated a car for kids to paint at an area staffed by high school students who participate in Builders Beyond Borders. The group raises money and makes annual trips to places such as Latin America, where they spend a school vacation week working on village infrastructure projects. For more information on this organization, click here.

The Sunrise Rotary Club and Westport Rotary Club served as beer pourers at the two tents — in the parking lot and inside the Levitt.

There were merchants galore, from the trinkets and trivia purveyors to Volvo of Westport, a wealth management firm, a bunch of hot sauce and other condiment sellers.

Clean up and set up was performed by "SLOBs" -- the Staples League of Boys, a group involved with community service projects throughout the year.

For more information on the event, click here .

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