2016 BBQ Festival Entertainers

Consistently one of the finest music events of the summer, the Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival delivers phenomenal lineups on two stages in a gorgeous venue for a low $8 admission fee. Click on band name for more information. 
Bio sketches of all 2016 entertainers.

The Marcus King Band

Young songwriter Marcus King’s debut album, Soul Insight, out now via Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen records, displays his stunning command of rock, blues, psychedelia, funk, soul and improvisation—all with a distinctly southern musical accent. . .

June 11, 2016 9:15pm

The Steepwater Band

Diamond Day Records has announced the release of The Steepwater Band’s 6th full-length studio album SHAKE YOUR FAITH. The LP, featuring 11 brand new TSB tracks was recorded last winter at Crushtone Studios, in the shadows of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio.

June 10, 2016 9:30pm

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret. Then one day, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. “Our music is loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares. “That’s the goal.”

June 11, 2016 7:00pm

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past.

June 10, 2016 7:30pm

The Note Ropers

The Note Ropers are a Honky Tonk/Rockabilly band from Greenville, SC., playing authentic Honky Tonk Country combined with traditional Rockabilly to produce what they call “Honkabilly” music. The band presents with a Hank William’s style Crooner strummin’ backed by Upright Dawghouse bassist, Hollowbody guitar picker, Standup Non Pedal Steel guitarist, and Stand up drummer.

June 10, 2016 5:45pm

The Trongone Band

Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls perfectly between southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the east coast music scene. Formed as a family and by brothers Andrew and Johnny with father John Sr. on bass, The Trongone Band enlisted much sought-after keyboardist Ben "Wolfe" White and quickly began packing various venues around Richmond, VA.

June 11, 2016 5:00pm

Dead 27s

On their first ­ever attempt at writing together, Dead 27s came up with a batch of songs that perfectly embody the Charleston-­based band’s powerfully charged blend of rock-­and-­soul. Sprung from an all ­night songwriting session on the coast of South Carolina, several of those songs made their way onto Dead 27s’ acclaimed debut EP--Chase Your Devils Down. With the rest of the tracks set to appear on the band’s first full ­length album (due out this year), Dead 27s have brought a sharp sense of songcraft to the loose but potent musicality that’s propelled the band since the first time they shared a stage.

June 10, 2016 4:00pm

Forlorn Strangers

Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, Tennesee, based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band includes five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds and styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies and flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and foot stomping percussion.

June 11, 2016 3:15pm

Silver Travis

Originally formed in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1981, the group spent several years playing throughout the South, honing their skills in venues like Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium and the world famous Bowery in Myrtle Beach (home of the legendary Alabama.) During the eighties, the band shared the stage with bands likes of George Hatcher Band and 38 Special, often jamming with friends like Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd), members of The Marshall Tucker Band and other friends.

June 11, 2016 12:00pm

Carolina Express

Carolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah is 16, and Grayson is 11. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jonah has been playing the banjo for 4-1/2 years. From the first time he picked up the instrument, he fell in love. He started out playing at church three times a week. Because he enjoys bluegrass and gospel music so much, he decided to start his own band – Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express. Jonah's brother, Grayson, plays guitar and does vocals. Riverside Stage

June 11, 2016 12:30pm

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