Tickets now on sale for BBBB Festival

May 3, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for one of Cornwall’s biggest summer events.

The Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Festival returns on Saturday, July 13th with a jam-packed day featuring over 20 breweries, 11 distilleries and great on-stage entertainment including headliner the Paul DesLauriers Band.

It marks the second year for the festival, which drew rave reviews in its inaugural year. Organizers are expecting an even bigger turnout for year two.

“The response to the festival has been amazing,” said Ian Bentley, Director, Conference Services and Food & Beverage at the NAV Centre. “The excitement is already building for the event and we are going to take it to the next level.”

Hosted on the grounds of the NAV Centre overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Festival gives attendees a chance to try amazing drinks and mouth-watering barbecue creations while enjoying big-name blues acts on stage.

“It’s the ultimate summer party. Hanging out with friends and family, enjoying great live music and food and drinks. What more can you ask for?,” said Mr. Bentley.


Headlining this year’s event is The Paul DesLauriers Band, a Montreal-based blues trio that have toured extensively and won numerous Maple Blues Awards. The power trio’s leader Paul DesLauriers will feel quite at home since he is originally from Cornwall. They will share the stage with Ottawa-based Monkey Junk, Montreal-based Cécile Doo-Kingué and the Paolo Stante Band, also of Montreal.

Stage line-up
2:30 pm-3:30 pm: Paolo Stante Band
4 pm-5:00 pm: Cécile Doo-Kingué
5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Monkey Junk
7 pm-8:30 pm:The Paul Deslaurier Band


There will be something for everyone at the Beer, Boubron, BBQ and Blues Festival, with over 20 breweries, 11 distilleries and other great beverage providers on hand!

Confirmed Breweries
Rurban Brewery – Cornwall, Ontario
Humble Beginnings Brewery – Ingleside, Ontario
Beaus – Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Cassel Brewing Company – Casselman, Ontario
La Tuque Du Broue – Embrun, Ontario
Etienne Brule – Embrun, Ontario
Muskoka Brewing Co. – Bracebridge, Ontario
Bench Brewiing Co. – Beamsville, Ontario
Stray Dog Brewing Co. – Orleans, Ontario
Wood Brothers Brewing – Glen Robertson, Ontario
Camerons Brewing Co. – Oakville, Ontario
Goose Island Brewing – Chicago, USA
Mill Street Brewing – Toronto, Ontario
Wayne Gretzky No 99 Lager – Niagara on the lake, Ontario
Bellwoods Brewery – Toronto, Ontario
Budweiser Jim Beam Copper lager
Small Pony Works- Kanata, Ontario
Amterdam Brewing Co.- Toronto, Ontario
Collective Arts Brewing Co.- Oakville, Ontario
Overhop Brewing Co.- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Signal Brewing Co.-Belleville, Ontario

Confirmed Distilleries
Wild Turkey
Jack Daniels
Woodford Reserve
Old Forester
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Basil Hayden
Black Bottle Scotch Whisky Bar
Deanston Single Malt Whisky Bar
Scotch and Irish Whisky Tasting Bar
Gin Cocktail Bar

Other Beverages
Wayne Gretzky’s Winery
The County Soda Co.
No Boats on Sunday Cider
Brickworks Cider

Extra Experiences

Enjoy the festival at a whole new level with some cool new experiences this year!

Register for the Beer School with Jay Killoran, Cornwall’s only Certiified Beer Sommelier. Gain early access into the festival for a one-hour session where Jay will take you on a unique beer sampling journey. It will finish with everyone receiving a personalized Beer School Certificate. Cost is $40 (plus tax and online fees) and registration includes entry to the festival. Limited spots available!

You can also purchase a VIP tent close to the main stage for $1,000 which includes space for 15 guests, 100 tokens, a personal server and more. Only six tents are available and they can be purchased at the NAV Centre.

Additional Details

The festival runs from 2 pm to 8:30 pm. Standard tickets are $15 entry (plus tax and online fee) and sample tokens for beer, bourbon and BBQ can be purchased for $3 each inside the event. Samples will be 8 oz. this year instead of 5 oz.

BBBB Tickets

Tickets are now available online and they will be available in person at the cafe inside the NAV Centre as of  May 13th.

Click here to purchase tickets online


The NAV Centre is training and conference venue owned and operated by NAV CANADA. It offers access to 550 guest rooms, 70 state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as an auditorium. Other amenities include a gymnasium and fitness facilities as well as multiple dining options. The NAV Centre is also an accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), provided for adhering to globally-recognized standards in hospitality service.

For more information about NAV Centre, please click here.

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Stay with Us!

Planning to explore Cornwall? Extend your stay at one of our many great accommodations! For a listing of local accommodations, click here.

Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie