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    Monday, July 22, 2024

    Putting the ’cue back in BBQ

    It seems to me that, in terms of attracting an audience to your event, attaching the term “barbecue” to the title is a guaranteed crowd-booster.

    “4th Annual Root Canal and BBQ Festival”

    “C’mon Out for Our Delinquent Tax Filing, Blues & Barbecue Weekend”

    “Free Brisket & ‘Failure to Appear’ Make-up Date”

    Chase Bryant is scheduled to perform at the Sun BBQ Fest this weekend. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

    Fortunately, regarding the Sun BBQ Fest – Country Beats & Smokin’ Eats, taking place Saturday and Sunday in the Mohegan Sun’s Winter Parking Lot, there IS no “lure” aspect for tangential unpleasantry. It’s ALL fun.

    Consider: live music from acts like Chase Bryant, Jon Langston, Nick Bosse and the Northern Roots, Whiskey Boulevard and more will perform all weekend. Over 50 food trucks will be on-hand serving an array of smoked goodness from touring national vendors – plus samples from rib, wings and burger competitions.

    And much more!

    Next week, you can go to the “Cholesterol-Monitoring Carnival & Mac & Cheese Tournament.”

    Sun BBQ Fest – Country Beats & Smokin’ Eats, noon-9 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Winter Parking Lot, Mohegan Sun; $12-$45; mohegansun.com.

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