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Six barbecue restaurants are expected to participate in this year’s Rockin Brews & BBQ’s.
Friday, April 19, 2013
What do blues music, barbecue and beer have in common? If you’re anywhere near downtown Moneta on April 27, you’ll get the answer at the third-annual Rockin Brews & BBQ’s sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Admission to the event is $5 (kids 12 and younger are free), which entitles you to two tickets to sample a variety of foods and enjoy live music. There will be barbecue from area restaurants, including Smokehouse Restaurant in Moneta, Ole School Pub & Grill in Wirtz, and Smokey Bones in Roanoke.
“We’ll have a total of six full-menu barbecue restaurants there,” said Lauren Parcetich, the chamber’s event and membership development manager.
Other specialty items, including kettle corn, snowcones and fresh-squeezed lemonade, will be available .
A beer truck from Virginia Eagle Distributing will be on hand pouring “local brews and major names,” said Parcetich.
While sipping a beer and noshing on barbecue and other munchies, you can also rock out to sounds of Tim Martin and Ministers of Soul, a bluesy group that is playing at the event for the second year in a row. According to the playlist on the Ministers of Soul website, the group plays hits from Ray Charles, James Brown and the Neville Brothers, as well as their own originals. And in case of inclement weather, a giant tent will keep revelers dry.
Children can take advantage of inflatables and face painting, and shoppers can browse the variety of vendors on hand offering everything from pottery and quilts to jewelry and handmade furniture.
Gates open at noon, and festivities will run until 6 p.m.
To check out details of the event, including pictures from last year, and to follow updates, visit the Rockin Brews & BBQ’s page on Facebook.
The event follows on the heels of the chamber’s Business Expo, which will be held the day before in the same location. This is the 10th year for the expo, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. Admission and parking to the event are free.
“New businesses are starting, existing businesses are changing and expanding, but so many people are unaware of what is available locally. This event is the perfect opportunity for all businesses to showcase their products and services,” stated the chamber’s website. “We expect 120 businesses to be represented in four large tents on the parking lot as well as outside exhibits.”
For more information about the Business Expo, the Rockin Brews & BBQ’s, or other chamber events, visit www.visitsmithmountainlake.com or call Parcetich at 721-1203.
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