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For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

Blues, Brews & Barbeque at Fruit & Spice Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Enjoy mouth-watering barbeque and incredible blues & country music at the first annual Blues, Brews and Barbeque on Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2011 at Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. Take a peaceful stroll throughout the park or relax on a blanket and gaze at the sky. A variety of children's activities, including a petting zoo and pony rides, will also be available.

Featured bands performing onstage throughout the day include: Pit Bull Blues Band, The Jay Blues Band, Rewind, and country singer Matt Mansfield - formerly of "Southern Drawl." Thunder Country's DJ Doug Hitchcock will be broadcasting with live remotes from the event on Saturday, April 16, from 12 noon to 2 pm.

The first annual Blues, Brews and Barbeque is sponsored by: LIVE entertainment, Budweiser, Thunder Country 100.3, and Rib vendors: Smoke n' Spice, Huckleberry Hillbilly BBQ, and Big Pig BBQ. Additional vendors will include: fresh roasted corn on the cob, funnel cakes, ice cream, silky smooth milk shakes & fresh baked pies.

Admission is $5 per person and children under 11 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 am - 6 pm on Sunday. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

The Fruit & Spice Park, operated by Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. 

About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR):
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about MDPR the public can call 3-1-1 or visit

Who: Redland Fruit & Spice Park

What:Blues, Brews & Barbeque

When: April 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where:Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33031


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