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BBQ & Blues on the move

Carl Pruett, one of the original founders of the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival that was altered and rebranded this year, reported last week that the original event format will be staged in Griffin this fall. The Griffin event, called the Doc Holliday Blues & BBQ Festival, will incorporate the Saturday night blues concert which was dropped from the Barnesville lineup. The Doc Holliday event will feature a pub crawl in downtown Griffin Friday, Sept. 26. Saturday will feature a Georgia BBQ Association sanctioned cook competition, food, music and a reenactment of the legendary gunfight at the OK corral in which Holliday participated. That night, the concert will be staged at the new Solomon Park concert venue. The headliner will be Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters. Morganfield played the Barnesville event in the past. Pruett’s Crossroads Band will open for Morganfield. Pruett expects to present the Georgia Music Legend Award, formerly presented here, at the Griffin event. For more information, contact Kenda Woodard at 770-228-5356.

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