Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show to headline Banjo-B-Que

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The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show are the headlining acts for the fifth annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival, set for May 23-24 in Evans.

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Old Crow Medicine Show will return to perform at Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que for the third time on May 24.  ATO RECORDS
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Old Crow Medicine Show will return to perform at Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que for the third time on May 24.

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Weekend passes cost $60 and go on sale online at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at www.banjobque.com. Local ticket outlets and VIP options will be announced later. Single-day tickets will cost $35 and $30 and will be sold at the gate only. Patrons ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

The Avett Brothers will be the featured musical act that Friday at Evans Towne Center Park. The band last performed locally in 2011 at Bell Auditorium.

Old Crow Medicine Show is returning to Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que for the third time and will perform that Saturday.

Other artists announced include The Whiskey Gentry, an Atlanta-based band that has performed at Sky City, Still Water Tap Room and past Papa Joe’s festivals; The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, with bluegrass and gospel artist “Little Roy” Lewis and guitarist-fiddler Lizzy Long; and The Blue Dogs. The final artist lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Memorial Day weekend event – 5-11 p.m. May 23, and noon-11 p.m. May 24 – also will include a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event in which pit cookers from across the country will compete for $40,000, along with a petting zoo and pig races.

Proceeds benefit the Joseph R. Pond Memorial Foundation, which supports local charities.

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raul 02/19/14 - 12:36 pm
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This is going to be great.

This is going to be great. Been wanting to see the Avett Bros. and Old Crow Medicine Show. I'm assuming it is at the Lady A Amphitheater?

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Mary Frances Hendrix 02/19/14 - 12:38 pm
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At Evans Towne Center Park -- in third paragraph -- which includes Lady Antebellum Pavilion.

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Cameron Poe 02/19/14 - 01:16 pm
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Mary Frances,

Isn't the Lady A Amphitheater located at Evans Towne Center Park? So, one would assume the show would take place on the Lady A stage while the bbq will be in the park like the previous years.

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Mary Frances Hendrix 02/19/14 - 01:23 pm
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Evans Towne Center Park does include Lady Antebellum Pavilion. I've added a map to the story.

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gbhs 02/20/14 - 09:06 am
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Homerun Booking

Bravo to the event organizers for this lineup. The Banjo B Que folks have done an outstanding job seeing this festival grow every year. Getting the Avett Brothers is huge and it will bring in a ton of out of town guests. I hope the (Pop Country) Rock Fore Dough organizers are paying attention. That concert could be much better but needs some new life...not the same acts every year.

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STAK 02/20/14 - 08:18 pm
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ummm...@gbhs, the exact same

ummm...@gbhs, the exact same folks who book the acts for Rock Fore Dough book the acts for Banjo B Que....

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gbhs 02/21/14 - 09:26 am
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I didn't realize JS booked

I didn't realize JS booked the acts for Banjo B Que. Thanks for the info. The did a great job landing the Avett Brothers. I still think Rock Fore Dough could be much better and has the potential to be one of the biggest shows in Georgia every year.

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STAK 02/21/14 - 09:46 am
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I think Rock Fore Dough

I think Rock Fore Dough achieves EXACTLY what it sets out to do each year with the exception a misstep or two...people complain about Darius Rucker's near annual involvement(with or without Hootie & The Blowfish)but Darius is a friend to the charity and the event...additionally, the lowest ticket sales came when he wasn't on the bill...add to that the fact that he is as famous as he has ever been in his music career and Gluestick would be silly not to include him...Rock Fore Dough caters to it's demographic, it's highly successful attendance-wise and it accomplishes almost EXACTLY what it sets out to do in service to First Tee of Augusta...it's not really the business of the general public to try and dictate who gets booked for the show...I've seen what goes into organizing one of those events on numerous occasions and most people have NO IDEA what is involved...getting the acts lined up is no easy task by itself...there are budgets involved...you don't just make a wish list and have people line up at the door to play so you can have "the biggest show in Georgia"....

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gbhs 02/21/14 - 10:19 am
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I too have been involved in

I too have been involved in booking/promoting concerts and totally understand how difficult a business it is. I am not demeaning the work that goes into that show I just wish, personally, the event would grow because I think it is great for this town. I have spoken to countless people who are just not thrilled about seeing the same acts year after year. Darius will bring people but he also plays in town for other shows bringing the same people out. Don't get me wrong, that is a sound business decision because pop country is a guarantee in this town. But there is also a really large group who like to see other acts as well. The Avett Brothers pretty much guarantee that this year's Banjo B Que will be the biggest one yet (by far I am confident). It is exciting to see the message boards filled with people saying this show is worth making a six hour drive to attend. That is huge.

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