The festival, coming to Decatur on August 12th, brings the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples, along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from The Georgia Flood, Farewell Angelina, The Vista Band, Beverly Guitar Watkins & more to Decatur, Georgia in the heart of Oakhurst.
From our friends at Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2017
Farewell Angelina, The Georgia Flood highlight 2017 Musical Lineup
The 17th version of the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival flavored by Tabasco scheduled for Saturday, August 12th has a musical lineup that should feature something for everyone. Eight (8) bands and two (2) stages will include local, regional and national Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, and Rock acts headlined by a bit of country with our headliner.
“Each year we are fortunate to bring to our fans a great lineup of music, this year we feel the variety of acts and music will offer the festival goer a bit of everything while staying true to our blues and bluegrass roots” says Michael Vajda Festival Director.
Headlining this year’s event is country & blue grass group Farewell Angelina. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. The relationship they share with their fans won them the fan-voted “Hot Seat” spot of the Taste of Country 2017 “RISERS” Program by over 20,000 votes. They’ve also been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need to Know,” and Roughstock’s “Ones to Watch”
Other festival artist highlights include:
- Georgia Music Legend Winner Beverly Guitar Watkins headlining the Sovereign Systems stage
- Returning acts The Georgia Flood, Grizzly Goat, Porch Bottom Boys
- New acts – Donna Hopkins Band, Farewell Angelina, Vista String Band
Sovereign Systems Stage
2:30 – 3:15 Porch Bottom Boys
3:30 – 4:30 Donna Hopkins Band
4:45 – 5:45 Grizzly Goat
6:15 – 7:15 Beverly Guitar Watkins
Tabasco Main Stage
3:00 – 3:45 Greg Humphreys Electric Trio
4:15 – 5:00 Vista String Band
5:30 – 6:30 The Georgia Flood
7:30 – 8:45 Farewell Angelina
Festival hours are 2pm – 9pm and will be located at 630 East Lake Drive and Harmony Park in the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur, GA.
- Pre-event tickets are $15 and are now on sale through Fresh Tix and ticket alternative https://www.freshtix.com/events/decatur-bbq-blues–bluegrass-festival–2017-01-19 –
- Day of festival tickets will be $ 20
- Kids 12 and under are free
For more information on all things Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival log onto www.decaturbbqfestival.com or call us at 678 778-2000.
About the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival: Decatur’s 17th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival is brought to you by the Community Center of South Decatur www.thesolarium.com , and managed by Synertia Partners www.synertiapartners.com