BBQ & Blues 2014
On April 25-26, downtown Barnesville will host the annual BBQ & Blues Festival. In 2013, the BBQ competition was featured on the television show BBQ Pitmasters. The event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, and was declared a State Championship Cook-off by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009. Last year, 45 pro cook teams competed in the Triple Crown Series and the coveted Jack Daniel’s National Qualifier Competition. To accompany the fabulous BBQ aroma is the sound of blues throughout the entire event. Bands from across the southeast will perform Friday and Saturday on the BBQ stage. At the Saturday night concert bash located at The Ritz Park Amphitheater, we always have a featured Blues headliner, present a Georgia Music Legend Award, Mayor Dewaine T. Bell Scholarship, and jam with other special guests. You never know who may show up! The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2014 BBQ & Blues committee will be awarding its 7th annual scholarship in memory of the late Mayor Dewaine T. Bell. The scholarship is paid for by festival sponsorships as well as memorial paper pig sales. The Bar-B-Que and Blues Festival will be held on April 25th-April 26th, 2014 in downtown Barnesville, GA. For the first time ever, and in honor of our 10 year anniversary, we will be giving away $10,000 in prize money to the cook teams who place in the competitions.