Crown Point, IN, August 31st, 2021—Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the live tunes for Crown Point’s best community celebration. The Rotary Club of Crown Point hosts our 16th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ event on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at the Lake County Fairgrounds.


The fest will host some of the Region's best eateries, breweries, and blues bands. 

Admission is $10/person in advance by 9/24, $15/person at the door. 

Doors open on 09/25 at 4:00PM and the event will run until 10:00PM. The event is hosted on the Lake County Fairgrounds in the Industrial Building. Get your tickets HERE!
We hope you will consider helping to create even more impact through this year’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, which will allow us to continue funding several local community and international projects, such as: 

** Shoes for Kids: 2,500+ pairs of shoes provided for Crown Point children in need

** Youth Leadership Awards: admission to leadership training camp for High School students

** Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Early Literacy Program: reading stimulates the brain

** Polio Plus: support the global effort to eradicate polio

** Flowers Bay Library, Roatan, Honduras: fostering a love of reading and healthy living in a poor    

    island community

We are proud to announce we have distributed 21,698 books to 456 preschoolers through the Imagination Library! An additional 479 children have “graduated” from the program. Your gifts are helping with crucial early brain development and creative thinking.

The Rotary Club would like to thank all of Blues, Brews & BBQ 2021’s sponsors as of August 31st.

The Rotary Club would like to thank all of Blues, Brews & BBQ 2021’s sponsors, including Life Changing Sponsors: CertaPro Painters of Schererville, Edward Jones/Mike Dexter and SVT(Strack & Van Til), as well as Big Impact Sponsors: McMahon & Associates CPA's, PC, Geisen Funeral & Cremation, JRS Mar/Com, City of Crown Point and Wendy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If interested, please contact Drew Halliar, Event Chair, at or (219) 776-7069 with any questions. 

We look forward to hosting another successful community celebration with you and to creating more transformational change for those most in need in the Crown Point area.  

This year's music lineup is:

4:00PM - 6:00PM Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man-Band

Hundt began playing harmonica while at Middlebury College in Vermont, and took guitar and theory lessons from the talented Paul Asbell. He also played harp with his old friend John Alex Mason in Colorado and hosted a jam in Lakewood where he met guitarist and bandleader Nick Moss. In 2007 he recorded his own CD, Since Way Back, on Moss’ Blue Bella imprint, which won several awards for his blues mandolin playing. It was around this same time that his one-man band, originally called “Steady Groove, the One-Man Chicago Blues Band,” began.

6:00PM - 8:00PM The Instinct 

The Instinct is a high energy, blues-influenced band that has played internationally since 2016. The young band has played dozens of high profile shows and festivals, and has enjoyed extensive media coverage. 2019 had an exciting start, with the band returning to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

8:00PM - 10:00PM The Jamiah Rogers Band

The Jamiah Rogers Band is one of the midwest's hottest bands. Known for their showmanship, you cannot leave a JRB show and not be impressed. The band consists of Jamiah Rogers (lead vocals and guitar), Dionte Skinner (drums) and Tony Rogers (bass and background vocals).

Our event would not be complete with the Region's Best eateries and breweries, including:

  • Red Barn Smokehouse

  • Doc’s Smokehouse


  • Provecho Latin Provisions

  • Specialty Hot Dogs by Damo

  • Crown Point Creamery

  • Crown Brewing – also offering the limited release Roatan!

  • Calumet Breweries

Crown Point Rotary provides an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and to experience the personal fulfillment of helping others.

Can’t wait to see you there!