Published: Apr 22, 2010 1:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.  – The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting an afternoon of BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 25 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.

The fundraiser is open to the public and will feature food from eight local barbeque-themed restaurants and caterers, live music by local bands Deb & The Dynamics and The Juice, and games and attractions for all ages. Local celebrity judges and attendees will vote for the best BBQ in town.

Admission for BBQ, Bands & Brew is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free, and free parking is available. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, but no coolers, dogs or beach umbrellas will be allowed.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lee County Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers, Stevens Construction at 6208 Whisky Creek Drive, Fort Myers, the Fiddlesticks branch of BB&T Bank at 9090 Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers, and the Pagefield branch of BB&T Bank, 4959 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Reservations may be made by calling 239-938-0056 or e-mail Additional information is available at

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Most recent top corporate sponsors include Real Estate Investment Society and BB&T. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 4210 Metro Parkway, Suite 100 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers.

More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.