Lee BIA Builders Care’s popular BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event is returning on April 2 to Centennial Park in Fort Myers, featuring a lineup of live performances, food vendors and fun-filled activities for all ages.

Four headliners will take the stage throughout the day, including The Collective at 11 a.m., Deb & The Dynamics at 1 p.m., Rocker at 3 p.m. and Hat Trick at 5 p.m.

Southwest Florida’s top pit masters are competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” and will feature specialty dishes from Jonesez BBQ, 5 Piggies Bar-B-Que, Big D’s BBQ by Farmer’s Market, Big Smoke BBQ and Munchies Smokehouse BBQ, as well as vendors including Farmer’s Corn and Kona Ice.

The event will also feature a lively cornhole tournament, a rock-climbing wall and a children’s play area with face-painting, magician, balloon twister, games and more.

The 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the gate.

The festival is a major fundraising event in support of Builders Care’s mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped more than 475 Lee County households and provided over $4.8 million in emergency construction services and materials at no cost to families and local homeowners in need. With the exception of 2020-21, when the event was not held due to the pandemic, the event has been held annually since its inception in 2010, raising over $590,000 in support of Lee BIA Builders Care.

All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is returning as presenting sponsor for BBQ, Bands & Brew. Major sponsors include Better Buildings, Inc., Budweiser, City of Fort Myers, Ferguson, GL Homes, Juniper Landscaping and Priority Marketing.

Promotions sponsors are Florida Weekly, Ft. Myers Magazine, Happenings Magazine, WINK News and Hell Yeah 93.7. Supporting sponsors include Achieva Credit Union, Ardurra, Barraco & Associates, Billy Roland, Birchfield Builders & Design, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Cape Coral Plumbing, Coca-Cola, Cogent Bank, Devoted Restoration, Grabber Construction Products, Gulf Star Marina, Haines Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Lennar, Lightning Wireless, LSI Companies, My Shower Door, Nilles Design Group, Plumbing Solutions of Southwest Florida, Porgie Sauce, Stock Development, Suncoast Beverage, Trophy Case, Waste Pro and Wright Construction.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit www.BBQBandsAndBrew.com or call 239-938-0056.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.