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The annual Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival will mark its 14th year of drawing spectators to see hundreds of classic and custom cars while supporting veterans.

Featuring more than 150 classic cars, the event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley. Admission is $5; $4 for veterans and active-duty military; free for kids 10 and younger.

In addition to the hundreds of classic, muscle, sports and specialty cars, the festival will feature children’s activities, live blues music, vendors, tractors, stationary engine displays, and a barbecue food court.

The main stage will feature three bands throughout the day. A tribute-style salute to veterans will kick off the award festivities, with the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and a presentation of the color guard. The event will feature custom-designed awards by local artist John Benedict.

All monies raised at the event will go directly to support the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s community arts and cultural outreach programs throughout the state. The festival is sponsored by Hughes Federal Credit Union, Tucson Local Media, the town of Oro Valley, Town West, Lisa Bayless Realty and 805.

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