BBQ Festival Entertainers

Consistently one of the finest music events of the summer, the Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival delivers phenomenal lineups on two stages in a gorgeous venue for a low $8 admission fee. The 2014 collection of entertainers will provide two full days of outstanding music. Get more information below on the performers or view the complete schedule.

AJ Ghent Band

AJ is unpredictable and always delivers. How a sound, song, or thought comes to his head, is how he likes to capture it.AJ’s music speaks on love, life, relationships, changes. . .

The Danberrys

Drawing deep from the folk, bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul traditions, the Danberrys offer inspired songwriting delivered with raw emotion. . .

The Honeycutters

Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States.

Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.

Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California, delivering high energy performances to fans across the country.

Randall Bramblett Band

Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics. Randall will be joined by Geoff Achison, an independent Australian musician

The Whiskey Gentry

The Whiskey Gentry’s catchy tunes reel in listeners from music novices to mainstream audiences, while their musical mastery garners the professional praise and respect of those with the most sophisticated of musical palates.

The Shane Pruitt Band

In today's market of musicians and musical acts, finding true roots music built on heritage and yet staying original becomes harder to find. Herein lies the foundation for one of the most explosive blues acts coming out of the Southeast today.

The Dead 27s

Dead 27s began in 2012 when members from various bands decided to play together at a birthday celebration called Face Funk. The band clicked, the show was a hit and word of mouth quickly spread.

Saint Francis

Saint Francis is marriage of creative force, radiating from the purest of hearts with the most genuine of souls. The content of their songs relate to everyone through the power of music. Their sound touches the deepest recesses of emotion and heart.

Aaron Burdett Band

Storyteller and musician Aaron Burdett shares an appreciation for the simple pleasures of life through his music. Aaron’s music blends folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues with pop sensibilities, all the while keeping at the forefront his own unique sound and authentic voice.

Loaded Toad

Loaded Toad is a cover band that formed in 2011 to perform at local benefits with four good friends wanting to help in the community. Priorities changed, Loaded Toad’s schedule was pushed to the forefront for the guys and doors have been opening ever since.

Nobody's Fault

Classic Rock and Country Rock cover band, with some original blues. Led by original members Ralph Davis, Allen Spencer and Dean Lail, plus newcomers Mike Karaman and Bobby Thompson. Their motto: "We try to make sure that we play something that everyone will like."

Rock and Roll Reunion

The music of Rock and Roll Reunion is just plain fun. It brings back great memories of growing up. The songs make you want to sing and dance. R&RR has opened for such artists as The Tams, Edwin McCain, and The Spin Doctors.


176 is an original rock band from Tryon. They have just completed their first record 'Enjoy The Ride...'. Featuring Ian Harrod on bass and vocals, Rich Nelson on guitar, keyboards and vocals, and Robbie Johnson on drums and vocals, the band is ready to play!

Grits and Soul

In a relatively short amount of time, Grits & Soul has attracted the attention of audiences in the Southeast & have received coveted invitations to perform at large-scale showcases and festivals, such as MerleFest, Knoxville's Rhythm N Blooms, Raleigh's 'Cuegrass, and more.

Dave Dribbon and The Stomping Rain

Having grown up on Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon as musical inspiration, Dave's vocals are often described as gritty and sincere. This serves as the base for the band's sound which is a combination of straight rock with a layer of roots rock.

Project X

Project X - Rock and Roll with an attitude! This local group of seasoned professionals bring a mix of rock classics with a touch of the obscure, interlaced with originals by Carey Upton, making Project X the band to check out.