Mill Casino to Host BBQ, Blues and Brews on the Bay

Sponsored by Green Mountain Grills & Marshfield Bargain House
Memorial Day Event to Feature Hot Bands, Beer Gardens and a $5,000 BBQ Competition

North Bend, Ore. – Love finger-lickin' good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and smokin' hot licks? There's just one place you'll want to be this Memorial Day weekend: The Mill Casino in North Bend, Oregon.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-27, The Mill Casino will host BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, a free three-day celebration of lip-smacking good barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues music from the Ty Curtis Band, The Vipers, Brooks Robertson and Soulpie.
On Friday barbecue aficionados can become certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judges in preparation for judging Sunday's BBQ competition. To participate in the KCBS certification class, visit before May 18 to register.

On Friday night at 5 p.m. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay officially kicks off with a smoking hot band in the Salmon Room, featuring The Vipers and delicious barbecue by Hole In The Wall Barbecue and The Mill Casino.

Starting Saturday at Noon, hungry BBQ fans can enjoy a sneak preview of what the 20- plus BBQ competitors will be serving up to the judges during Sunday's competition. At just $1 per 2- ounce piece of BBQ, no one is likely to go home hungry. At 8 p.m. on Saturday night, The Mill Casino will host live entertainment in the Salmon Room for those 21 and older, featuring Salem's award-winning blues rockers, the Ty Curtis Band.

Throughout both Saturday and Sunday, while guests are entertained by Brooks Robertson and Soulpie, guests can help decide which regional brewery crafts the best beer. Sample outstanding beers from Ninkasi, Deschutes Brewery, Seven Brides Brewing, Pyramid Brewery, Full Sail, Bridgeport, Caldera Brewing Company, and Cascade Lakes.

Come Sunday morning at 11 a.m., after slaving away all night over their smokers, competitors will begin turning in their delectable edibles to the KCBS-sanctioned judges. At 4 p.m. the judges will announce the winners and award a total of $5,000 in prize money. They also will announce the winners of the Top Three Best Brews!

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. A portion of the BBQ, Blues and Brews on the Bay proceeds will go towards the Coos Bay Volunteer Fire Department.

Mill Club members also begin earning entries starting May 25 to win a Green Mountain hard pellet grill and free slot play every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 27.

About The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park: The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park is located on the waterfront in North Bend, Oregon, making it an ideal base location for exploring the North Bend/Coos Bay area including Oregon Dunes, Shore Acres State Park and activities such as fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, golfing and strolling along the boardwalk. The full-service property features over 200 hotel rooms, over 750 slots, along with blackjack, craps and roulette in addition to five on-site restaurants; meeting, wedding and banquet facilities, and a 102-space waterfront RV Park

For more information about making The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park the centerpiece of your Oregon Coast getaway or for more information on all the latest attractions, events and entertainment call 800.953.4800 or visit

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Ray Doering, Communications Manager, 541-756-8800 ext. 1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.