Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

When: Fri., Sept. 11, 5 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 12, 12 p.m. 2015

The smoky aroma of succulent barbecue and the smooth sounds of live jazz and blues will fill the streets of downtown Brighton during their signature summer event, which features talented food vendors from all over the country cooking up prize-winning recipes as well as performances by Tosha Owens and the Essentials, Wayne Baker Brooks, and Steve Gornall and the Blue Collar Blues Band. An assortment of cold beverages from the beer and wine garden will help you wash it all down in time for seconds and thirds.

Price: Free