Best Bet: Bourbon & Blues Festival Friday to Sunday, July 6 to 8


This annual event celebrates the anniversary of Iowa’s first bourbon since Prohibition, by pairing live blues music with bourbon cocktails and specialty barbecue menu. On the musical menu: Friday, Brenneman Brothers, 6 to 9 p.m., rock, country and blues; Saturday, The Brothers Almanac, 1 to 4 p.m., Allman Brothers tribute, followed by Grammy-nominated Randy McAllister, 6 to 9 p.m., East Texas blues; Sunday, Kevin “B.F.” Burt of Coralville, 1 to 4 p.m., winner of the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. No outside food or drink allowed; no cover charge or reservations; bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Bourbon & Blues Festival

Friday (7/6) to Sunday (7/8), Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd., Swisher; free admission; Crwine.com


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