Grills will be working overtime at the 18th annual Decatur BBQ Blues and Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 11 in Harmony Park.

Tasty meats, cold beer and the sound of blues and more will be on the menu from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The “classic” Southern barbecue event will also feature more than seven hours of original live music – including fusions of blues, jazz, country and rock – headlined by the likes of Chris Duarte, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, Preston James, The Electromatics, Tyler Porch Band, Cha Wa, Jim White Duo and Kate Coleman.

The festival, founded in 2000 by the Decatur Preservation Alliance to save the old Decatur Train Depot, has always donated a portion of proceeds to local organizations and schools.

Kids up to age 12 attend for free.  

The park is at 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur.

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