Uptown BBQ fest starts off lively

The sixth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival and street festival kicked off Friday in uptown Charlotte, featuring national and local BBQ teams, along with blues acts, BBQ demonstrations, beer sampling and more. The fun continues today, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., on North Tryon Street, between Sixth and 11th streets. Team BBQ is for competition only, but there will be vendors with pork to sell.