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BBQ festival to get more money, name change

The Advertising and Promotions Commission met Thursday to discuss this year's BBQ festival. (Source: KAIT-TV) The Advertising and Promotions Commission met Thursday to discuss this year's BBQ festival. (Source: KAIT-TV)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

More money and a name change are coming to this year’s BBQ festival.

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission held a special meeting Thursday to discuss this year’s downtown festival.

Tim McCall with the festival asked for $50,000 to pay for entertainment.

McCall told commission members good bands draw good crowds.

":Having a little bit more money to provide to try to get a bigger and better act here in Jonesboro will help us out a lot this year," McCall said.

The commission approved the motion.

In addition, the festival will now be called the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Music and BBQ Festival.

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