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NASCAR truck coming to BBQ & Blues

Zachry Holdings, the fine Texas folks who are building the Piedmont Green Power plant here, are bringing their NASCAR truck series Tundra to the BBQ & Blues festival here later this month. The truck, driven by David Spriggs, will be on display as will the hauler which will be open for tours. Peterbilt will also have a truck display and a BBQ team in the competition. Other BBQ & Blues notes from chairman T.J. Imberger: ’¢ The golf cart decorating contest will be expanded and improved on Thursday, April 26. The them is “Getting Piggy With It”. Entries will bej judged at the festival kickoff event, the After Hours to be hosted by United Bank from 5-7 p.m. ’¢ Friday will feature the cooking competitions local BBQ wizards can enter. Categories are barbecue sauce, wings, chili, stew and desert. The sauce contest winner will receive a Kommodo Joe Grill by Southern Patio. Entry forms are online, click ’¢ Saturday at noon at the BBQ stage the ever popular People’s Choice BBQ tasting will be held in which the public gets to judge the best in competition dishes. Biscuit will perform. ’¢ The LCCHS cheerleaders are raffling of a Primo smoker. Contact Ashley Coffey at the high school for tickets. The music lineup for the big weekend: Friday, April 27th BBQ Stage: 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Commotion 6:00 ‘“ 8:00 pm: Frankie’s Blues Mission 8:30 ‘“ 10:30 pm: Rollin’ Bones with Guest Star Roger “Hurricane” Wilson Saturday, April 28th BBQ Stage: 11:30 am ‘“ 12:45 pm: People’s Choice BBQ Tasting with Biscuit 1:00 ‘“ 3:00 pm: Veronika Jackson 3:00 pm ‘“ 5:00 pm: Pope Collins Blues Band Saturday, April 28th Ritz Park Amphitheatre: 6:00 ‘“ 7:15 pm: Melflames 7:15 ‘“ 7:45 pm: Mark Henson Band 8:00 ‘“ 9:00 pm: Chick Willis 9:00 ‘“ 9:15 pm: Presentation of GA Music Legend Award and the Dewaine T. Bell Scholarship 9:15 ‘“ 9:30 pm: Chick Willis 9:45 ‘“ 11:30 pm: Crystal and the Cruizers Barnesville’s Roger McLeod and The Melflames perform the BBQ & Blues theme song at Ritz Park in 2010:

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