Festivities announced for Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - TheJonesboro A&P Commission announced this year's festivities for the 5thannual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival.

Over $10,000 in cash andprizes will be given to the top barbecue teams in four divisions. Jack Turnerwith the City of Jonesboro said this event is an opportunity to show visitorswhat Jonesboro has to offer.

"We have teams coming allthe way from Washington state that will travel all the way to Arkansas just tocompete in a BBQ contest," said Turner. "So, it's an opportunity for our cityto showcase itself to some of these other people that aren't from Arkansas,haven't been to Arkansas much less Jonesboro."

Local entertainers willprovide music for the event.

"We've got local music allday on September 28th Lee Brice, who has Parking Lot Party, in the top 10 rightnow.  He's got 4 number one songs.  So, it's just going to be a big time and it'sall free," said Bill Presley of the Jonesboro Radio Group.

Other entertainers will beJ-B-R, Shotgun Billy's, Tony Spinner and South 40. The festival is happening onSept. 28.

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