Lee BIA Builders Care will not host its 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers as originally planned. A new date for the event has not been announced.
The annual event features Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled activities and games for all ages.
Proceeds from the event support 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 425 Lee County households and provided in excess of $4.75 million in construction services and materials at no cost to families.
BBQ, Bands & Brew was going to feature live music by Chasing Dallas, Rocker, Deb & The Dynamics and The Collective as the headliner.
The annual event attracts thousands of guests each year, and since its inception in 2010, the event has raised over $590,000 in support of Lee BIA Builders Care. Jonesez BBQ, which was named “Best BBQ in Town” last year, is returning in 2020 to defend its title.
All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is the Presenting Sponsor for BBQ, Bands & Brew.
Major and official sponsors for this year’s event include Ferguson Enterprises, GL Homes, Budweiser, Juniper Landscaping, the City of Fort Myers and Priority Marketing.
Supporting sponsors include Alair Homes, Aqua Systems, Arthur Printing, Barraco & Associates, BKE Restoration Services, Inc., Brent’s Music, Cape Coral Plumbing, Coastal Beverage, Coca-Cola, Crown Roofing, D.R. Horton, Fifth Third Bank, Garden Street Portables, Grabber Construction Products, Gulf Western Roofing, Haines AC & Refrigeration, Hughes, Snell & Co., PA, Latite Roofing & Sheet Metal, Lightning Wireless Solutions, LSI Companies, Inc., Mr. Cool Air Conditioning & Heating, Nilles Design Group, Shoreline Lumber, Stevens Construction, Suncoast Beverage, Target Roofing & Sheet Metal, Thread Source, Inc., Trophy Case and Wright Construction Group.
Media sponsors include Happenings Magazine, Carter-Pritchett Advertising, Florida Weekly, Ft. Myers Magazine, iHeart Radio, Cat Country 107.1, Y100.1, 95.3 OLZ, 105.5 The Beat, WINK and TargetOnStar.