The Annual Smoke on the River BBQ Contest has a New Name and New Partner!

11 Jul

Well folks, THE MID-MISSISSIPPI MUDDY WATER BLUES SOCIETY IS OFFICIALLY BACK IN THE BLUES FESTIVAL BUSINESS!! We have partnered with THE QUINCY EXCHANGE CLUB, and their early September Event-THE SMOKE ON THE RIVER BBQ CONTEST, a KC BBQ Society Sanctioned BBQ Contest. AND WE ARE GOING TO ADD A BLUES FEST TO THE EVENT!  Why not-BLUES AND BBQ ARE A PERFECT MATCH!

                    

                                              The Quincy Exchange Club’s Annual Event

The new name of the event is going to be “THE SMOKE ON THE RIVER BBQ & BLUES FEST”. And this years date for the event is SEPT 9th and 10th 2011. The event is held at Kesler Park, down on the Quincy Riverfront Bay, (just south of THE DOCK Bar). Friday night starts at 5pm, and “WINGMANIA” will be the theme. AND-for your blues entertainment-there will also be 2 BANDS playing on Friday: BLUE-EYED SOUL (BIG local R&B/Blues Band) from 6:30-8:30pm. And then it’s hot guitar blues from DAVE CHASTAIN (Peoria IL) from 9-Midnight.  

Saturday Sept. 10th brings THE BBQ CONTEST All-Day Long, with some great accostic Blues added in during the afternoon hours, by acoustic Bluesman RICH BERRY, from Kansas City. THEN-at the conclusion of the BBQ Contest Award Ceremony, at 5pm-IT’S ALL BLUES FEST for the remainder of the evening! 

We will be having (at least) three BANDS playing on SATURDAY NIGHT! I’m pretty confident in sharing 3 of them with everyone at this time: BJ ALLEN & BLUE VOODOO, a great 6 piece band from Kirksville MO.  Also ROCKIN’ JAKE from St. Louis-via New Orleans LA. AND OUR HEADLINER will be THE REBA RUSSELL BAND, out of Memphis TN.  

This will be a very affordable show, with shockingly low admission prices! 

Keep an eye on this page for updates, as the event gets closer, this should be a great way to wrap up Quincy’s outdoor Blues Season!

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