May 21, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hanna Park
1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502 United States

Additional Information

Utica's Brews and Barbecue is coming to Hanna Park in Downtown Utica on Saturday May 21, 2016. Taste delicious barbecue from our area food trucks and ice cold brews and enjoy music from the The Weight Band.

Food trucks will be offering $1.00 samples to try their Barbecue Dishes and full portions along with other foods available for purchase.


  • Holy Smoque's BBQ Fusion - Pulled pork parfaits and loaded bbq nachos
  • Come Fry with Me - BBQ Burgers
  • Manga Macrina Wood Fired Pizza - Smoked, Skewered sausage & peppers
  • Squeezes Lemonade and Kettle Korn - BBQ Kettle Corn
  • Mr. Z's Street Eats - Loaded BBQ Chili Fries
  • The Grapevine


  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light
  • Shock Top
  • Michelob Ultra
  • New Belgium Fat Tire
  • Watermelon ‘Rita
  • Smirnoff Ice


  • Bubbleball
  • Corn Hole


  • The Weight Band at 4:30pm
  • Squirrel Murphy at 2:30pm


Advance tickets are $10.00, $15.00 at the door. Kids 10 and under are FREE.
All tickets include your first beverage.

Gates open at 1pm. Picnic tables and chairs will be available but bring blankets or folding chairs to enjoy the food, beer and music on the lawn of Hanna Park.




The Weight Band: Members of THE BAND and THE LEVON HELM BAND performing the music of THE BAND. Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band,Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band , Albert Rogers and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. Come and take a load off...

Jim Weider (VOCALS / GUITAR) Thirty years ago, Jim replaced Robbie Robertson as lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for The Band. Featured on Jericho, Jubilation, and High On The Hog albums, Jim toured with the group right up until the end and appeared in numerous BAND performance videos and documentary segments.
Randy Ciarlante (VOCALS / DRUMS)
Personally recruited by Levon Helm, Randy shared The Band’s vocal and drumming duties alongside Levon. He toured with the group for more than ten years, was featured on Jericho, Jubilation, and High On The Hog albums and also appeared in many of The Band’s live performance videos and archival footage.
As a member of The Levon Helm Band, Brian played piano, organ and accordion as well as contributing to vocals. He now fills those same roles within THE WEIGHT. Highly regarded within the music industry as the consummate musician, Brian has performed with Bob Dylan, Al Green, BB King and countless others.
A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Marty’s connection to The Band runs deep. He wrote and recorded on Jericho and performing on Jericho and Jubilation albums, as well as having worked on Rick Danko and Garth Hudson projects. Like the other members of THE WEIGHT, Marty has toured with many great artists, including Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Gregg Allman, just to name a few.
Albert Rogers (VOCALS / BASS)
Albert plays bass and shares vocal duties as a member of THE WEIGHT. A long-time collaborator with Jim Weider, Albert has played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of The Band, as well as Albert Lee, Jim Quick, and Grayson Hugh.