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Bands, Brews & BBQ (SCBA)

February 14, 2025 February 15, 2025

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The 2023 Bands, Brews & BBQ event, presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, is a two-day celebration of food, music, and fun that takes place each February in Port Royal, South Carolina.

The event is an official South Carolina Barbecue Association (SCBA) sanctioned event and is dedicated to benefitting the FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

BBQ competition competitors show off their chicken wings for the wing throw down

On Friday evening, attendees can enjoy the Wing Throw Down, where they can sample wing recipes from participating cookers while listening to live music.

Saturday is the BBQ tasting day, with cook teams from across the Southeast serving their award-winning butts.

Tongs pull delicious looking pulled pork from dented, discolored foil pan

In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy live music throughout the day, and the South Carolina BBQ Association will be presenting awards.

Hometown Heroes

One of the awards that is gaining popularity is the “Hometown Heroes” award.

Winner of Hometown Heroes competition Up in Yo Grill holds large check and hugs presenter

Local teams representing first responders, veterans, education, and healthcare compete for the prize. The winning team will receive $500, a flag, and bragging rights for the year.

Cost to Attend

Admission to the event is free, but those who wish to sample the wings on Friday night or the barbecue on Saturday can purchase tickets for $1 each.

Beer and wine, water, soft drinks, and food from local vendors will also be available for purchase. The event will take place rain or shine.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those who wish to help out at the event. Interested individuals can visit or call 843-525-6257 for more information.

A sample cup of barbecue is handed from cook to customer

The Bands, Brews & BBQ event is a great opportunity for attendees to enjoy delicious food, great music, and a fun atmosphere while also supporting a worthy cause.

The FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides hospice care to patients and their families in Beaufort County, and the funds raised from the event will help support their important work.

Artisan BBQ and Craft Brews

The event is also an excellent opportunity to experience some of the best barbecue in the Southeast, with cook teams from across the region vying for top honors.

Winner of the Bands Brews and BBQ competition in Port Royal shakes hands with a judge

In addition to barbecue, attendees can also sample a variety of craft beers from local breweries.

Craft beer has exploded in popularity in recent years, with many small breweries popping up around the country. These breweries often focus on producing high-quality, unique beers with a wide range of flavors and styles.

Live Music

The event also provides an opportunity to listen to some great live music. With performances from local favorites like Chris Jones, The Bullgrapes, and The Chiggers, attendees can enjoy a variety of music styles.

Close up of guitarist playing at the Bands Brews BBQ festival.

Overall, the Bands, Brews & BBQ event is a must-attend event for anyone in the Port Royal area who enjoys great food, great music, and a great time. With the added benefit of supporting a worthy cause, this event is a win-win for everyone involved.

So mark your calendars and make sure to attend this exciting event!

Girl with facepaint smiles with her father at the Bands Brews BBQ event in Port Royal

Event Details


February 14, 2025
February 15, 2025
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LaNelle Fabian
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Event Location

601 Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935 United States
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(843) 781-6562
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