Friday, June 8, 2012

Kick Off Summer with BBQ, Bands and Brews

Lovelands Loves BBQ Bands and Brews
Celebrate Summer the American Way as New Signature Event Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews

Comes to Loveland July 13 & 14, 2012

LOVELAND, Colo. – Engaging Loveland, Loveland’s Sertoma Club and presenting sponsor McKee Medical Center, have announced the complete lineup for a new summer power-house event, Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews slated for July 13 & 14 in the square block between Cleveland and Railroad Avenues and 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Loveland. This festival is free and open to the public.

As reported in January, Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews is the result of a merger between Engaging Loveland’s SummerFest in the Rockies and Sertoma’s Loveland Loves Barbecue, which previously occurred on the same weekend.

As Loveland’s unofficial ‘kick-off to summer’ event, Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews offers Loveland residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate summer the American way – with live entertainment, local craft beer, vendor fair, family-friendly activities and of course, a variety of BBQ flavors and cuisine. This event also acts as a fundraiser for two local nonprofits, House of Neighborly Service and Larimer County Boys and Girls Club. While nonprofit organizations and associations themselves, it is important for Engaging Loveland and Sertoma to give back to the community.

“The giving nature and community feel found in Loveland are reasons that many residents and visitors enjoy the area,” said Kristine Koschke, executive director of Engaging Loveland. “This event meets our organization’s goals of celebrating Loveland’s community, supporting the city’s tourism efforts and giving back to those in need, all while presenting a fun summer festival for attendees. Who doesn’t love BBQ, brews, live entertainment AND Loveland?”

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. on Fri. July 13 and runs until 10 p.m. Attendees can also enjoy activities from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sat., July 14. A complete lineup of live entertainment and activities are listed below.

Friday, July 13
3 – 7 p.m. Shopping Marketplace
3 – 10 p.m. Live Music, Award-Winning Brews, Tasty Barbecue, Amusements
· 3 p.m. Live Music: Johnny Johnston – Acoustic Blues –
· 4:30 p.m. Live Music: The Indulgers – Celtic -
· 6 p.m. Live Music :The Jurassicasters – Classic Rock -
· 8 p.m. Live Music : Kory Brunson Band – Country -

Saturday, July 14
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Assemble – Welded Art & Assemblage Show (Location: Loveland Feed & Grain)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Car Show
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Shopping Marketplace
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Live Music, Award-Winning Brews, Tasty Barbecue, Amusements
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Living Sculpture
12 p.m. Live Music : The Honey Gitters – Americana -
1:30 p.m. Live Music : The Symbols – Progressive Pop/Rock –
3 p.m. Live Music : The Big Motif – Naked Rock –
4:30 p.m. Live Music : The Delta Sonics – Blues -
6 p.m. Live Music : Moses Jones – Funk –
7 p.m. Welded Art & Assemblage Live Auction
8 p.m. Live Music : That Eighties Bank – 80’s Tribute –

Parents and children, be sure to swing by the McKee Spirit of Women booth to walk through a typical physician visit – including height, weight and blood pressure measurements, and teach them about what a complete physical with the doctor involves. Children will have the opportunity to play with equipment and collect some giveaways along the way.

For more information, please visit, or contact Kristine Koschke at (970) 980-4764.

About Engaging Loveland, Inc.
Engaging Loveland Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance and support the development of community-wide events and celebrations; and enhance tourism and attendance. Engaging Loveland produces the Sweetheart Balloon Rally, Loveland: A City with HeART project, Snow Sculpture in the Dark, Loveland Art Studio Tour, partners with Sertoma to produce Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews; as well as partners with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce to create the annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival.

About Sertoma:
Founded in 1912, Sertoma is an international service organization of business professional and civic-minded persons dedicated to the betterment of the human community; locally, nationally and abroad. The three syllables (Ser-to-ma) are an acronym for SERvice TO Mankind. Loveland Sertoma has supported approximately 15 local community organizations.


Fermentedly Challenged's note: This event will feature two of Loveland's craft breweries - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and the new Loveland Ale Works. Other beer surprises are also in the works. Stay tuned for more details.

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