How About A Little “Blues” With That BBQ?

The Mountain Life Team Blogger August 16, 2013

blues-and-bbqAre you ready for some more North Georgia Mountain fun?  The Blue Ridge Lodging Association is proud to present the third Annual BRLA Blues & BBQ Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The event will take place from 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm downtown in the Blue Ridge city park.  There will be tons of great music and food all for a $5 admission.  (Kids 12 and under are free)

This year’s great event will feature the Neal Lucas Band, Men in Blues, The King Bees with “Queen Bee” Penny, Crossroads Band from Macon and Big Bill Morganfield – the son of Muddy Waters – the founder of electric blues music.  Sweetwater Brewery, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, The City of Blue Ridge, The Home Depot, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty, Blue Ridge North Georgia Ford, The Pink Pig BBQ, Cherry Log, GA, North Georgia Cabins & Land, Dairy Queen, Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge, Mercier Orchards and Express Signs are some of the many fabulous sponsors!

This year, a portion of the net proceeds will benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge, a safe haven for neglected and abused children. Due to the nature of the event, no pets, coolers or smoking will be permitted inside the festival area.

A Downtown Blue Ridge Blues Crawl has been added once again to this year’s festival weekend. It will be Friday, September 13th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Local restaurants will provide live blues music with food and drinks as participants make their way through downtown Blue Ridge enjoying the local flavors.  Participating restaurants are The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, Whistle Stop Grille, Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille, Blue Ridge Brewery, Zoe’s Steakhouse, The Black Sheep and a new and exciting addition… the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway will be a Blues venue for the Rotary’s Big Train Event.

So, not only can you come to Blue Ridge and enjoy the Labor Day BBQ but book another weekend to enjoy the Blues and BBQ as well.  Then call us at The Mountain Life Team to show you some wonderful homes or cabins that can be yours so that you will have your very own place to stay when you come visit the North Georgia Mountains.