Blue Gypsy Inc is unconventional (And so is the Lead Gypsy) so why shouldn’t Blue Gypsy Bluesfest be unconventional as well!
Most muli-band venues become a battle of the bands! Well how about we enjoy the bands, they get along fine, no need to fight… but instead we have a Battle of the BBQ? That’s right “Battle of the BBQ” is on. Now I just need to get the restaurants to comply!
Since we’re having the Bluesfest at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, an open airy atmosphere where we can let our hair down, bring in the beer trucks and enjoy the Blues, I was trying to come up with just the right food for the event. A BBQ just seems appropriate for a party on the farm. But remember, this is for charity folks. Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Nachel’ Blues Network dedicated to the preservation of the Blues in Hampton Roads will be receiving 50% of the proceeds from the event.
In order to try to get as much money as possible to the charities I’d like to put a challenge out there to local restaurants that feature BBQ on their menus. I’d like to invite you to tantalize us with your tastes, razzle dazzle us with your ribs, roast your pigs, pour on the potato salad – bring it on! The more the merrier! And I know your BBQ expertise will complement the amazing talents of our bands: Bobby “BlackHat” Walters, Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers, and the Michael Clark Band. Three local favorites and help us draw in the crowds on September 25ht at Hunt Club Farm.
We’ll feature each restaurant who participates in the event on our website, in our advertising, and anywhere else we can get your name out…we’re hoping for some radio and magazine coverage as well. And of course we’ll write blogs about you and tweet about you from @bluegypsyinc and @gypsealeah. You just bring the food.
Our judges will be comprised of our top level sponsors, who will also be featured in the “Battle of the BBQ” and any advertising associated with our savory competition.
So bring it on BBQ Masters in Hampton Roads! Contact me at leahATbluegpsyincDOTcom if you want to be involved in this great event for charity and our “Battle of the BBQ!”