It’s time for some food, music and fun! Beaufort Memorial Hospital presents the 2022 Bands, Brews & BBQ, bringing two days of food, music and fun with wings, barbecue, craft beers, and live music on Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15. This year’s even will take place on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

Friday night is the Wing Throw Down from 6 pm to 9 pm. where you can sample wing recipes from participating cookers while enjoying live music from Mike Ponder and Steel Rail Express.

Saturday is the BBQ tasting day from 11am to 4 pm with cook teams from across the Southeast serving their award-winning butts. Don’t forget the beautiful view, live music from local favorites, Chris Jones, the Bullgrapes,  and The Chiggers.

Awards will be presented on Saturday by the South Carolina BBQ Association. One award that is quickly gaining popularity is the Hometown Heroes award. Local teams representing First Responders, Veterans, Education, and Health Care compete for $500, a flag, and bragging rights for the year.

Admission is Free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Beer & wine, water & soft drinks, and food from other vendors will also be available for purchase.

Event will take place rain or shine.

For more information and volunteer opportunities go to or call 843-525- 6257.

FRIENDS of Caroline is committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and their families. FRIENDS is a local, non-profit, Medicare-certified Hospice provider and the only Joint Commission Accredited Hospice in Beaufort. FRIENDS has built a Legacy of Trust over the past 40 years. FRIENDS of Caroline serves individuals and families in the Lowcountry and provides hospice care, palliative care, bereavement and caregiver support services to all individuals in the community regardless of their ability to pay.