Bluegrass and Barbecue Event Coming to Fairgrounds

Daniel Prince

BBQ competition, top bluegrass talent featured at event

Following the commemoration ceremony and silent walk and 5K, plan to head over to the Union County Fairgrounds for the “Smoke-n-Grass” BBQ and Bluegrass Festival that will be going on there. The fairgrounds gates will be open at 8 a.m., and the event will continue until around 5:30 p.m.

WBCU News spoke to one of the event organizers, Jerry “Bubba” Crawford, who told us a little of what will be going on:

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Some of the barbecue will be available for sampling and to buy, and judges from the South Carolina Barbeque Association will decide the winner of the competition.

The Show-N-Shine Cruiser Car Club will feature their Around the Midway Open Car Show from 8:30 to 3 p.m. The group will be giving 50+ awards and will have cash drawings for those entered in the show. Registration the day of the show will be $25. They will accept new registrations from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

The bluegrass music will kick off at noon with Split Rail, featuring Philip Arnold, Stan Elgin, Gene Holdway, and Doug Todd. They say they work very hard to produce consumable bluegrass music. They will play until 1:30. From 2-3:30, the group Backline will perform. Backline was formed 5 years ago in Spartanburg, featuring Katelyn Ingardia, Travis Tucker, Zachary Carter, Milom Williams II, Chris Williamson, and Clint White. Appalachian RoadShow will close out the performances with a set from 4-5:30 p.m. They feature the Grammy-winning talents of fiddler Jim VanCleve and bassist Todd Phillips, along with Grammy-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy. Darrell Webb and Zeb Snyder also are part of this talented group.

Admission to the Smoke-n-Grass BBQ and Bluegrass Festival is free, so plan to stay and have a good time.

Bubba Crawford
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