BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival in Elizabethton Sep 23rd

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The honeyed smell of grill will fill a atmosphere in Elizabethton this fall, as a city launches a first-ever BBQ, Blues and Brews festival.

Set for Saturday, Sep 23, 4:30-9 p.m. during a community’s lifelike Covered Bridge Park in downtown Elizabethton, festival co-chair and a house member of a Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation (ECCCF), Amos Brown says he is vehement about a eventuality — one he sees as carrying extensive expansion potential.

“We have talked about carrying something like this for utterly a while,” Brown said. “It’s something we trust people of all ages will enjoy, and it is also a fundraiser for a good cause.”

The “cause” Brown refers to is a ancestral Bonnie Kate Theater, located in a heart of Elizabethton. The facility, now owned by a City of Elizabethton, is undergoing a mutation and a ECCCF, an associate of a East Tennessee Foundation, is hosting a event. The classification was instrumental in lifting supports for a squeeze of a building.

“Now we need to keep going,” Brown said. “This festival’s revenues will go toward creation certain a Bonnie Kate has a new roof, something that has to be taken caring of before we can continue creation even some-more improvements. This eventuality will unequivocally make a disproportion as we work to settle a village humanities center.”

The eventuality will embody a 5K and Fun Run starting during 4 p.m., as good as a dining eventuality that starts during 4:30 p.m. — finish with live music, and lots of good food.

Seven informal restaurants will “pit” a best of their grill samples opposite one another, opposed for diners’ votes and a bragging rights to be named Best of Show. They embody J’s Corner, a SmokeHouse BBQ Company, and Jiggy Ray’s — all from Carter County, as good as Southern Craft, Moe’s Original BBQ and Hokie Smokie of Johnson City; and Wayne’s Barbecue from Kingsport.

In further to grill samples, any aspirant is speedy to pierce a singular tiny image to a event. And, for your honeyed tooth, Food City will be on hand, providing dessert to turn out a meal.

Mimi’s Food Truck Kona Ice will also be parked downtown for congregation wanting something different, during an additional charge.

“You won’t need to pierce fast from place to place,” Brown said. “Everyone will have plenty time to resting representation a food during a 3-1/2 hours it will be served. Guests can enter a park during 4:30 p.m., and final call for food will be during 8 p.m. During that time, we wish everybody will have a good time, enjoying a food, a live music, a park’s pleasing environment and good friends.”

All diners will also be given a BBQ Ballot to opinion for their favorite. The leader will be announced nearby a finish of a event.

Although a Covered Bridge Park has seating already available, with bleachers and cruise tables, Brown also encourages guest to pierce their possess chairs, blankets, etc., to set adult their possess cruise areas.

Sponsors for a eventuality include: Stage Sponsor, Med-Trans Air Medical Transport; Level 1 Race Sponsor: Carter County Bank; Level 2 Race Sponsor: Sycamore-Shoals Hospital and Nor-Well;

Level 3 Race Sponsor: LaPorte Norris, Happy Valley Memorial Park, Edward Jones – Jonathan Street, Cates Music, Security Federal Bank, and Central Paper.

Beer Vendors for a eventuality are YeeHaw and Best Brands Distribution, who devise to pierce TailGate Beer, a qualification drink from Nashville with several singular flavored beers.

BBQ, Blues Brews tickets are accessible for $30 (includes 3 drink vouchers); BBQ Blues Tickets, (without beer) are $20. Festival, 5K/Fun Run registration as good as ignored Run/Festival combo tickets are accessible during

For some-more information, hit Brown during 423-278-6207; or Jared Tetrick, 423-341-3459;

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