Bluesweek Moves to Chesterfield Due to Financial Woes

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Jeremiah Johnson at St Louis Bluesweek 2013.

Bluesweek will also partner with the Wildwood BBQ Bash for what will be known as the Bluesweek BBQ Blast. The 40-team barbecue competition will end with one skilled pitmaster winning a $10,000 prize. Only the Saturday headliner -- Devon Allman's Royal Southern Brotherhood -- has been announced.

While leaving the city wasn't the ideal choice, one side effect might be that bands and artists who rarely venture out of the city limits will get exposed to a different audience.

"It will be interesting to see what happens," say Kociela. "Our goal is to make this a more regional festival.

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