Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton is bringing his Blues and Gumbo Show to Quincy

Celebrate Mardi Gras season with popular North Florida singer, songwriter, and gumbo chef Bill Wharton, who is bringing his high-energy, gumbo-cooking, spicy Blues show for the first time ever to Quincy. 

This pre-Porchfest kick-off concert event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quincy Garden Center.

Bill Wharton has been a popular North Florida musician since the 1980s and tours all over the U.S.

He is a powerhouse entertainer, mixing his Bluesy slide guitar and soulful voice into an unforgettable high-energy show. Jimmy Buffett sings about Wharton in his song, “I Will Play for Gumbo.” 

Wharton’s blues anthem, “Let the Big Dog Eat,” was part of the soundtrack in Jonathan

Demme’s 1985 award-winning movie “Something Wild,” filmed in Quincy, Havana, and Tallahassee.

Wharton’s music is also featured throughout the soundtrack in the 2020 documentary, “Jimmy Carter – Rock and Roll President.”

Wharton’s very own Liquid Summer hot sauce, made with datil peppers, spices up a big pot of gumbo while he plays his original tunes. The audience even gets to stir the pot, and at the end of the show, everyone gets a bowl! 

Big Papa’s Chophouse will be serving shrimp and grits prior to the Sauce Boss’ award-winning gumbo. Dinner, the Boss’ gumbo, beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert are included in the ticket price.

Tickets for the Sauce Boss show are now available at

If you are interested in purchasing tickets in person, please email the Quincy Main Street office: or call (850) 662-1812 and leave a voicemail. 

Erin Hill – Gadsden County News Service


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