This will mainly concern folks in Columbus, Ohio, but all you out-of-towners, feel free to come on down, or up, or whatever, and join the fun at Smackies Smokehouse. These are good chefs, good musicians, and good poets. Besides, how often can you attend an event that is co-sponsored by a church and Budweiser? It's a great church by the way. The beer? Eh, remember it's for a good cause.
Boldly stolen from Dan Thress's blog:
Get yourself a taste of Harlem with Columbus's own Fried Chicken & Waffles! And enjoy a little country flavor with our Southern Buffet featuring: fried chicken, pulled pork, chopped beef, black-eyed peas, candied yams, cheese potatoes, collard greens, mac and cheese, corn bread, red velvet cake, sweet tea, and lemonade.
6-8 pm: CD RELEASE PARTY with Crix Savage. Crix Savage, aka. Chris Gatton will be featuring music from his latest CD. Catch him he leaves these parts for Nashville's greener pastures.
8:30-11: BLUES & POETRY SLAM with slam-master and NPR featured poet Scott Woods. Come share your blues sonnets with a live band! Judges are picked from the audience. Guaranteed to get down. Poets signup @ 8pm.
4-5: Ryan Sullivan & Josh Foote, acoustic guitars and vocals. Original, soulful stuff.
5-6: Just confirmed: Matt Beckler & special guests. Matt is really happy to be doing this festival. We're really happy to have him.
6-8: Smackies presents local blues legend Willie Phoenix. Born in the Deep South in Camden, Alabama, Phoenix was raised on blues music. He was taught to play guitar by his father the Reverend Willie J. Creagh, who played with such legends as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Sonny Boy Williamson.
8-11:30: BLUES JAM SESSION. Bring your guitar, harmonica, voice, or whatever you got, and sign up to perform with the band. Food prizes will be given to the best performers!
Sponsors: Dan & Annie Thress, Smackies Smokehouse, The Columbus Music Hall, Writer's Block Poetry, Central Vineyard, Music in Motion Films. Columbus Blues Alliance, and Budweiser.Located right outside of New Albany. Take 270 to the Morse Road exit. Head east off the exit on Morse Rd. Turn left onto Hamilton Rd. We're located on the right side of Hamilton Rd, just past the Home Depot on the corner of Thompson Rd. (614) 939.5801. www.smackies.com