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    Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival - Oct 27, 2012

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    October 27, 2012

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    The all new and tasty 1st Annual Monterey Bay Bacon Blues & Brews Festival (BBB) is heading to the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 27, 2012, ?featuring Monterey Bay’s top chefs and restaurants, presenting their best bacon dish using the premiere bacon of choice Baker’s Bacon, which was founded by Tony Baker, the Executive Chef of Montrio Bistro in Monterey. In addition, there will be quality live blues music, local craft breweries and a few featured wineries, as well as locally featured craftsmen.
    MUSIC LINE-UP: Legendary artist Les Dudek will headline the festival, being best known for his powerful lead-guitar and writing compositions on many multi-platinum records, including the dual lead-guitar on The Ramblin’ Man/ acoustic guitar on Jessica (Allman Brothers) and his more smooth-silky guitar licks on Lido Shuffle, Jump Street or Low Down (Boz Scaggs). Bigger yet, are his guitar and compositions on the Steve Miller songs: Fly Like an Eagle, the Book of Dreams, Living in The 20th Century and Wide River.
    Dudek’s guitar riffs and compositions have been heard on Stevie Nicks, Bobby Whitlock, Dave Mason, Dudek/Finnigan/Krueger (DFK) and Cher’s albums. He also is an accomplished singer with Columbia Records, landing two FM radio hits, “City Magic” and “Old Judge Jones” and has released six critically acclaimed solo albums as well.

    The in highly acclaimed Las Vegas fun-blues ensemble, Pete Contino Band will be sure to cause a dancing frenzy, while the Bay Area’s legendary blues-guitarist and singer Volker Strifler may drop some jaws with his level of hard-blues talent. Also performing is Santa Cruz’s favorite blues band Harpin’ Jonny, who will feature many locally respected musicians.

    THE COMPETITION: Each entered chef will compete for a Judged Panels grand Las Vegas prize winner. The award consists of two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas with a two night hotel stay at the famed Venetian Hotel, along with a spectacular Chefs’-Table-Dinner for two at the prestigious Valentino’s Restaurant – all valued at twenty-two hundred dollars.

    LOCAL BREWERIES/ WINERIES/ ARTISANS: Recognized local craft breweries will be offered as will a few select local wineries. Artisans; including sculptured art, hand-crafted jewelry, painters, glass-blowers will surround the Saturday festivities showcasing our best local artists.

    PEOPLE’S CHOICE: An exciting element allows attendees to join-in on the judging, with a second “People's Choice” competition to shake up the voting process. Please see below:
    HOW TO VOTE: Each attendee receives nine individually colored marbles upon entrance with how-to vote instructions. Attendees will then sample their all inclusive bacon-food-sampling experience and drop their “colored-marble-vote” for the first, second and third favorite Baker’s Bacon-dishes into the fishbowls of each category chef (see below), which will be located at each counter of the featured chef or restaurant.

    WINNERS PROCESS: The marble-filled fishbowls will be weighed at the days end, for the winning announcement of first, second and third place “People’s Choice” bacon-dish winners.

    CHEF/RESTAURANT ENTRIES: Chefs working on the Monterey Peninsula are encouraged to email John Guinivere for entry guidelines at: john@johnguinivere.com. Each juried chef will have recognition on television, radio and print ads, as well as a trophy souvenir.

    Three Types of Chefs May Enter (Will Be Sectioned Accordingly at Festival):
    Restaurant Affiliated Chef
    Private Working Chef
    and the I-Think-I-Am Chef

    Category winners will be entered to win the grand-prize for the “Head Baker’s-Bacon Chef” of the Monterey Bay.

    CHARITIES: Raffle tickets will be sold and announced each hour for a chance to win amazing gifts, prizes and packaged-weekend vacations. Proceeds from raffle sales go to the Drummond Culinary Institute in Salinas, with all bottled water and soda proceeds going to The Family Network adoption agency in Soquel.

    VIP TICKETS: A limited amount of VIP tickets will be sold, which includes a ‘VIP Only’ early-entrance beginning at 11:00am for a private concert by Rollin & Tumblin in the Turf Club, with a host-bar, exclusive food samplings, swiney swag bags which includes a special logo-etched beer glass souvenir with in and out privileges and much more. DJ Hanif will continue the musical experience until the festivals end.

    AFTER-PARTY:
    Rollin & Tumblin will open the after-party, followed by a jam-session with many surprise artists. The after-party takes place from 6-9pm inside the Turf Club. A no-host bar is available for all patrons.

    TICKETS: Please go to www.TicketDerby.com to purchase your tickets in advance. Prices for general admission in advance are $40 and $50 at the gate. Advance VIP tickets are $75, with gate price set at $85. Kids 12 & under are free. Parking passes are available for VIP purchasers for an additional $10. After party is $10 w/VIP at no-charge. Tickets include bacon-dish food sampling and concerts.


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        Monterey County Fair & Event Center

        2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
        Monterey, CA 93940

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        $40 - $85

        Info Phone: (855) 237-3362.

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      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        October 27, 2012

        Times:

        11:00 am

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        • Event Name: Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival - Oct 27, 2012
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          Review posted by: Nancy from Seaside, CA, Oct 29, 2012

          This was an unorganized disaster. Please do not go on their website since they delete negative comments & block negative reviewers. ?Food: I can’t comment since there was a 2-hour wait and they... Expand

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        • Event Name: Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival - Oct 27, 2012
          1 out of 5 stars rating "Unprepared (feeling scammed)"
          Review posted by: Nancy from Seaside, CA, Oct 29, 2012

          This was an unorganized disaster. Please do not go on their website since they delete negative comments & block negative reviewers. ?Food: I can’t comment since there was a 2-hour wait and they... Expand

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