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Buford gets saucy with bluegrass and BBQ JamFest
WHISKEYGENTRY
Whiskey Gentry will be among the bands performing at the Bluegrass and BBQ JamFest in Buford.

If you like spicy pork with saucy music, then Buford is the place to be this weekend.

The American Legion Post 127, 2640 Sawnee Ave., in Buford, is host to the inaugural Bluegrass and BBQ JamFest on Saturday, Sept. 22.

More than 50 vendors are expected to be on hand for a full day of music and great food from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“We expect to have between 7-10 bands playing throughout the day and a main headliner in the evening,” said event organizer Derek Dugan. “We want the entire community involved-this will be a family-fun filled event, and this being our first annual event, we are looking to kick this off in a great way.”

The campus will include two music stages plus a children’s entertainment area and craft vendors.

Among the bluegrass bands scheduled to perform are The Redstone Ramblers, Nu-Blu, Ken Scoggins, Whiskey Gentry and GrassBackwards.

Local musicians are invited to take part in an open stage jam session between 10 a.m. and noon, and continuing throughout the day.

Local dancers will show off their boot-scootin’ and clogging-style dances, with square dances for all.

“If you love moving your feet to some great music, bring out the boots and the toe tappin’ cause we’re going to have a good-down home time,” Dugan said.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 under age 12. A special $10 ticket is offered to American Legion members with membership card.

For more information, contact Dugan at 770-614-7035, derekdugan@bellsouth.net, or visit the Facebook page.