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The Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival (2nd annual)


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#1 Ben Lobenstein

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:18 AM

11a - 6pm, Admission Free

The Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival returns on Saturday, September 15th, 2007 in the heart of downtown San Rafael. This wonderful Festival celebrates Marin and AmericaÕs outstanding heritage of great music and the great American roots of the Blues Performances by local and national blues artists are featured on multiple stages. Food concessions and competitions focus on the great American original, Barbeque, in all its varied glory. The closure of Fourth Street for this event will provide a geographic and philosophical location both at the center of the City's business district and the heart of Marin County.

The Festival celebrates San Rafael and Marin's outstanding heritage of great music, it's world famous musicians and the great American roots of the blues. The Festival promotes Marin and San Rafael merchants, businesses and the many local organizations supporting and promoting music.

The Festival showcases Marin's wealth of musical creativity and resources. Opportunities abound for Marin based performing blues artists and groups to participate. Vendor displays and presentations range from antique and handmade musical instruments to cutting edge music and sound equipment. Performances of local and national blues artists are featured on the main stage. Food concessions focus on the great American original, Barbeque, in all its varied glory. The finest in local brews, wines and other fine beverages fill out the equation for fun.

The Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival promotes awareness and support for Prader-Willie Syndrome research.


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:13 AM

ben,

Whats up in San Rafphal any contests goimh on or judges needed?

View PostBen Lobenstein, on Sep 1 2007, 10:18 AM, said:

11a - 6pm, Admission Free

The Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival returns on Saturday, September 15th, 2007 in the heart of downtown San Rafael. This wonderful Festival celebrates Marin and AmericaÕs outstanding heritage of great music and the great American roots of the Blues Performances by local and national blues artists are featured on multiple stages. Food concessions and competitions focus on the great American original, Barbeque, in all its varied glory. The closure of Fourth Street for this event will provide a geographic and philosophical location both at the center of the City's business district and the heart of Marin County.

The Festival celebrates San Rafael and Marin's outstanding heritage of great music, it's world famous musicians and the great American roots of the blues. The Festival promotes Marin and San Rafael merchants, businesses and the many local organizations supporting and promoting music.

The Festival showcases Marin's wealth of musical creativity and resources. Opportunities abound for Marin based performing blues artists and groups to participate. Vendor displays and presentations range from antique and handmade musical instruments to cutting edge music and sound equipment. Performances of local and national blues artists are featured on the main stage. Food concessions focus on the great American original, Barbeque, in all its varied glory. The finest in local brews, wines and other fine beverages fill out the equation for fun.

The Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival promotes awareness and support for Prader-Willie Syndrome research.


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 01:54 PM

Well, this is kind of interesting. A bbq event supporting Prader-Willies Syndorme. For those of you who do not know what Prader-Willie Syndorme is, it is a "eating disorder." In short, the person who has PWS does not have that little switch that says "stop eating, you are full." I believe with respect to bbq some of us may be on that line.

Ric

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:04 PM

View PostRic Gilbert, on Sep 6 2007, 02:54 PM, said:

Well, this is kind of interesting. A bbq event supporting Prader-Willies Syndorme. For those of you who do not know what Prader-Willie Syndorme is, it is a "eating disorder." In short, the person who has PWS does not have that little switch that says "stop eating, you are full." I believe with respect to bbq some of us may be on that line.

Ric

would that be an "only in San Rafael" thing?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

View PostRic Gilbert, on Sep 6 2007, 02:54 PM, said:

Well, this is kind of interesting. A bbq event supporting Prader-Willies Syndorme. For those of you who do not know what Prader-Willie Syndorme is, it is a "eating disorder." In short, the person who has PWS does not have that little switch that says "stop eating, you are full." I believe with respect to bbq some of us may be on that line.

Ric

Must...resist...jokes..and cheap shots...! I must have had this syndrome for the last 25 years!

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

This returns again this year.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

View PostBen Lobenstein, on Jun 3 2008, 12:07 PM, said:

This returns again this year.
Do you know if they are taking any teams, or who we should contact?

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

View PostKevin Barteaux, on Jun 3 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

Do you know if they are taking any teams, or who we should contact?

It's more of a rib burn I was a spectator there last year, about 7 vendor/teams all selling Q - they did hand out some awards but not sure how one enters or how it is judged. I spent some $ trying a few of the vendors - none were worth of a recommendation.

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Let us know if you find out anything.

It's the same weekend as the Public Safety event in Modesto.





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