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La Quinta Blues & Brews 2011

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La Quinta Arts Foundation introduced La Quinta Blues & Brews to the Coachella Valley in 2007 and the event has been gaining in popularity each year since.

Presented in partnership with Premier Sponsor City of La Quinta, this annual event showcases prominent Blues performers, craft beers and great food in the spectacular outdoor setting of La Quinta Civic Center Park.


When: Saturday, November 19, 2011

How Much: Admission $20 at the gate, OR Buy DISCOUNT tickets on-line $15 each – Select “Buy Now” button below.
Children: Under 12 Free – Under 21 Must be accompanied by an adult

Where: La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Directions: From I-10 or Hwy. 111 take Washington Street south to Calle Tampico and follow the signs
Parking: Free

Bring: Lawn Chairs or Blankets

Refreshments: Great Food Available for Purchase!
See Menus & Brew Types below…

Reminders: No Smoking, No Coolers, Food, or Pets Allowed, and in the event of inclement weather no refunds will be given.  No video/audio recording or photography allowed without advance written consent of La Quinta Arts Foundation.


Purchase Tickets

When paying online you MUST fill out the entire form, entering name and address information that exactly matches the information your card issuing bank has on file otherwise the transaction may be declined.  Your tickets will be at Will Call, please print your online receipt to present at Will Call the day of the event.


Discover the roots of American music! We’re presenting Southern California’s Blues Legends to entertain you all day.   Click on band to listen!
11:00am – The Barry Baughn Blues Band
 1:30pm – Candye Kane Band
 3:30pm – The Hollywood Blue Flames


Imagine 30 cold frosty brews for your tasting pleasure, and just $5.00 a glass.   Discover the unique qualities of the various beer styles and how they compliment and enhance food.  Learn more about beer styles and brands available at the event below!


<strong>European Lagers</strong>

European Lagers are similar to American lagers, except most, if not all European lagers are brewed using only water, yeast, hops, and barley, with no adjuncts. Unlike most American lagers, that use rice or corn adjuncts to produce a cleaner finish.
European Lagers: Stella Artois, Beck’s, Beck’s Oktoberfest


Ale is the oldest kind of beer. Study the different styles from pale ale to porter. Ale is produced with bottom fermenting Yeast, and is brewed with at a higher temperature. This produces more complex and flavorful beers.

Craft Ales:  Redhook Ale, Fat Tire, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, Humbolt Hemp Ale


Weizen is an unfiltered German style wheat beer, also known as Hefeweizen. Similar to Wit beer, with more pronounced citrus and spice flavors. Wit is a spiced Belgian style unfiltered wheat beer. Orange and coriander are popular.
Hefeweizen and Belgium style Wit beers:  Widmer Hefeweizen,  Shock Top,  B.L. Wheat,  Hoegaarden

<strong>European Ales</strong>

European Ales are brewed in the same style as American ales, and are served at a warmer temperature, and contain a rich aroma and flavor.
European Ales:  Leffe

<strong>American Fruit</strong>

American Fruit beers have been infused with fruit, and lime, and in the case of Chelada, lime, Clamato, and spices, to enhance flavor.
Fruit infused:  Bud Light Lime,  Ultra Lime Cactus,  Landshark,  Chelada

<strong>Stouts and Porters</strong>

Stouts and Porters are very similar with dark color and deep malt. Porters may display more pronounced hops.
Porter:  Kona Pipeline Porter


Lager beer is produced with a bottom fermenting yeast. It is fermented at lower temperatures than ales. Lager beers are aged longer than ales, and the result is simple, clean beer.
Craft Lagers: Anchor Steam Beer, Kona Long Board Lager, Stone Mill Organic Lager


Designated Driver Program: La Quinta Blues & Brews promotes Responsible Drinking! Valid ID’s are required and will be checked. Nominate a Designated Driver who can sip O’Douls and water for free! Let LQAF and O’Douls make sure you and yours arrive home safely.

Special thanks to Heimark Distributing and O’Douls – Drink Responsibly!

Not a beer fan – no worries! We’ve got you covered with a great selection of premier wines from local favorite Old Town Cellars.


You’ll want something delicious to eat while you are listening to the great music and enjoying  all the varieties of beer.  We have you covered with fabulous fare from great La Quinta Restaurants!   Check out last year’s offerings.

Fisherman’s Market & Grill

  • Fish & Chips (Alaskan Cod in beer batter with homemade chips) @ $9.00
  • Cajun Salmon Caesar Salad (Chilled, served on a bed of Romaine leffuce) @ $9.00
  • Mahi Mahi Tacos (Charbroiled, served in a 6″ corn torilla with cabbage & secret sauce) @ $9.00
  • Mahi Mahi Sliders (Charbroiled, served on King’s Hawaiian rolls, cabbage & secret sauce) @ $9.00
  • Albacore lettuce wraps (Homemade albacore tuna salad served w/ lettuce cups) @ $9.00
  • Sodas and Bottled Water @ $2.00

Baja Louie’s Mexican Cantina

  • Chips & Salsa $4
  • Deluxe Chips & Salsa, guacamole, sour cream $7
  • Deluxe Nachos $9
  • Chicken or Beef Burrito (served with Chips & Salsa) $9
  • Chicken or Beef Tacos (served with Chips & Salsa) $9

Need Accommodations?  Spend the Weekend in La Quinta!
The Embassy Suites La Quinta Resort & Spa is conveniently located right across the street from the event venue and is offering a special price of $120/night + tax.  Book early to secure your reservation by calling 1-888-386-1126 and mention La Quinta Blues & Brews for this rate.  Click here to view the resort.

La Quinta Arts Foundation Pets Policy
We love our pets, but LQAF Annual Events are not the places for them.  LQAF has adopted a policy of “no pets” at its Annual Events.  Our pet policy does not, however, apply to service animals assisting individuals with disabilities.  LQAF patrons with a qualified need have a right to have a service animal at LQAF Annual Events.  Legitimate service animals are always welcome guests at all LQAF Annual Events.

Thank You Sponsors!
Thanks to our Premier Sponsor, City of La Quinta, we have been able to keep this event affordable for everyone in the community to enjoy.  Please come out and express your appreciation to our civic leaders and Sponsors who support events like these which make La Quinta the Gem of the Desert.