Attendees at the Blues and Brews Festival enjoy a selection of microbrew beers and wines along with a great barbecue dinner plus music by one of the area’s best blues bands. File photo

Blues and Brews coming up on Saturday

Nothing like a hot blues band, a cold brew and a barbecue dinner — all for a good cause.

The Lassen County Farm Bureau and Every Bloomin’ Thing host the 11th annual Blues and Brews Festival — a scholarship fundraiser —from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Every Bloomin’ Thing, 705-670 Highway 395 East featuring live music, microbrews, a tri-tip barbecue, wine, a brewing contest, free parking and free rides home if you have too much fun.

“We’re going to have a fabulous band,” said Naomi Turner, president of the Lassen County Farm Bureau.

“We’re expecting a knockout crowd, and 100 percent of the profits go to our local youth scholarships and 4-H and FFA programs. We’re really excited to be helping out the kids, for sure.”

Breweries and businesses sponsoring this year’s festival include The Brewer’s Cabinet, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Great Basin Brewing Company, Fall River Brewing Company, Alpine Beverage of California, Susan River Brewing, the Diamond Mountain Brewery, Lassen Ale Works, Silver Peak Brewery, Blach and Grocery Outlet.

Blue Haven, a high-energy boogie blues band from the Reno that has appeared at the festival before, will provide the music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Billington Ace Hardware also donated a Yeti cooler as a raffle prize.

Blues and Brews tickets are available at Lassen Ale Works, the Boardroom and Every Bloomin’ Thing in Susanville (251-2330) and Chester (310-0453) and at the door.

For more information, call the Lassen County Farm Bureau at 257-7242.