The festival mixes together local barbeque, craft beers and music from Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues. A blues legend in his own right, Arnold has performed with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding, James Brown and B.B. King.
Blues and soul rock group The Lauren Mitchell Band will be opening the show.
On the Side BBQ and the Cashiers Farmers Market will provide all food, while The Ugly Dog Pub provides the beer selection, as well as wine. Additionally, a moonshine margarita bar will be set up by Troy & Sons distillery of Asheville.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Personal coolers are not permitted.
A pre-festival poker run with a 130-mile scenic loop to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project begins at 10:30 a.m., registration at 9 a.m. 704.458.7686 or www.visitcashiersvalley.com.