Lewisburg - A new summer event named BrewBQue Music Festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday along downtown streets and at Hufnagle Park.
Organizers expect the day to be packed full of summer fun, such as beer tasting, live music, delicious barbecue, great bargains and family-friendly activities.
Local performers Billy Kelley, a.k.a. Earl Pickens, and Don Krech will kick off a day of live musical performances at 2 p.m. with The Band Called Thunder in Hufnagle Park and Juice at the Bull Run Tap House, respectively.
Downtown shops will hold sidewalk sales and offer special discounts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Restaurants will plan barbecue specials for the day to complement food vendors specializing in barbecue in Hufnagle Park.
Tickets to the beer garden may be purchased in advance for $25 from Bull Run Tap House, Coldwell Banker Penn-One Realty and Brasserie Louis. To get a wristband for admittance to the beer garden, people must present their ticket and a valid Pennsylvania identification card.
Sunset Rotary will set up a root beer garden in Hufnagle Park for those who prefer their "beer" a little sweeter and also will sponsor a barbecue contest to determine who makes the best in the valley. Winners will receive bragging rights and $100 in downtown Lewisburg gift certificates.
The Campus Theatre will show "School of Rock," a quintessential rock and roll film, free of charge at 5 p.m.
The Samek Museum's Downtown Art Gallery will offer complementary barbecue for the day along with its current exhibit, "Warhol: Again, for the First Time."
Guitarist Anthony Latt will play his own material, as well as instrumental selections of Velvet Underground songs inspired by the band's collaboration with Andy Warhol at 3 p.m. in the gallery.
Packwood House Museum is sponsoring a return engagement of the popular Echoing Heart Productions, a musical duo that will perform, lead sing-a-longs and offer music-related activities, for kids and families in Soldiers Park. Funding was provided by the Lindig Lewisburg Foundation Fund at the First Community Partnership of Pennsylvania.
The Donald Heiter Community Center will offer kids' activities and kid-friendly barbecue in Soldiers Park.
For a complete listing of the day's offerings and to order tickets for beer tasting online, visit www.lewisburgpa.com/events.