at the Point
and variety of music
added to former Blues fest
radio show taping to
be among festival highlights
Helen E. McKinney
CARROLLTON, Ky. (September 2010) Good food
and good music have always complemented each other, especially when
there is a crowd of people involved. Add a gorgeous outdoor setting
and youve got the perfect weekend to gather at the confluence
of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.
the Point 2010 will
include local, regional
and national musicians.
A new barbecue cooking contest has also been
added to the event
When I ask people what they like about it, the first
world out of their mouths is location, said Mark Davis. He is
referring to the BBQ & Music at the Point 2010 festival, formerly
known as Blues to the Point. Davis and local musician Clayton Dermon
have been producing the event for the last five years and decided to
change a few things this year to make it more appealing to a wider audience.
We added a BBQ contest and expanded it to include a larger variety
of music, he said. So many festivals have come along recently
that to grow this event at all, we have to appeal to a wider variety
The changes only add to the content of an already well-established festival.
Blues music is still a part of it, because we have a good sampling
of Blues artists. Also included will be local and regional bands
and individuals performing light jazz, Americana, and rock and roll.
The event has been held roughly for the last 15 years, said Davis. It
is unique in that we have two stages and continuous live music.
BBQ & Music at the Point 2010 will be held at Point Park on Friday,
Sept. 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m.
Acts begin performing on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. and the festival
will end at midnight. Gates will open on Saturday at Noon.
Advance tickets are available at the Carrollton-Carroll County Tourism
Office. Tickets for Friday are $8 and $10 for Saturday only. A two-day
pass is available for $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
A $10 primitive camping fee per campsite is available.
The lineup includes local artists such as Indiana residents Greg Ziesemer
and Kriss Luckett. Ziesemer, an Indianapolis native, is an accomplished
musician and 20-year veteran of the central Indiana music community.
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Luckett was a founding member of
the Indianapolis-based Diamonds and Rust. Ziesemer was bass guitarist
for the group.
at the Point 2010
5:30 p.m.: Walker & Kays
6:30 p.m.: Songwriters In The Round: John Gage, Dan Hardin,
Steve Smith & Leigh Ann Yost. (This will be a Kentucky Homefront
8 p.m.: Lamont Gillespie
9 p.m.: Don Pedigo, Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett.
(This will be a Kentucky Homefront Boradcast Taping)
10 p.m.: Greg Foresman
1 p.m.: Roy Gentry
2 p.m.: Phil Ragland
3 p.m.: Juggernaught Jug Band
4 p.m.: Marty & Vicki Miller
5 p.m.: Eight Days a Week - Beatles Tribute
5:50 p.m.: BBQ Contest Announcements
6:10 p.m.: Eight Days a Week
7 p.m.: Malcolm Holcombe
8 p.m.: Mickey Clark & Blue Norther
9:30 p.m.: Alan Rhody
10:30 p.m.: Soul, Inc. Featuring Tommy Cosmo
Cosden, Sherry Edwards, Wayne Young, Marvin Maxwell & The
A great act that all ages will enjoy will be Eight Days
A Week - Beatles Tribute, said Davis. Based in Cincinnati, this four-man
band recreates the classic sounds of John, Paul, George and Ringo, better
known to millions of adorning fans as, The Beatles. They perform selections
from the band that changed the musical course of mankind in a six-state
area surrounding Ohio.
Included in the weekend lineup will be Kentucky Homefront with John
Gage. This will be a live radio show taping. The shows are usually recorded
on the second Saturday evening of every month (except January and July)
at the Clifton Center on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville.
We think its a good event, said Rhonda Crutcher, Carrollton-Carroll
County Tourism Director. I hope the BBQ contest will add to it
to make it something different.
The festival began several years ago and then died for a short time,
Crutcher said. Davis and Dermon agreed to take it forward if we
(the tourism office) would support them.
Crutcher said the event is an economic boost to Carroll County. Most
attendees are from out of town and that helps our tourism. Especially
when people spend Friday and Saturday nights, eating and sleeping here.
Point Park is the perfect venue for the event, she said. It has
an unbelievable view, which people who live here take for granted.
A lot of cleaning has been done along the river banks.
With every little town here and there having a Blues festival
now, we just dont have a niche anymore with just a blues festival,
BBQ & Music at the Point definitely adds something to the area and
region that does not exist in other places, said Crutcher.
For more information, contact the Carrollton-Carroll
County Tourism Office at 1-800-325-4290, Mark Davis at (502) 727-1050
or visit: www.MusicAtThePoint.com.
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