The public turned out in force to hear great music and enjoy food, drink, and fellowship as Quincy Main Street hosted the Blues, Brews, and BBQ festival on Saturday, November 4.
The event was held at the Gadsden County Courthouse, and beginning at noon the square echoed with music from local artists the Johnnie Marshall Blues Band, the Jerry Thigpen Trio, the Ben Flournoy Trio and Detroitlive.
Each band played a two-hour set, with the event wrapping up at 8 p.m. that evening.
The festival also brought local vendors such as Monterrey Cigar Social, LR’s Sports Bar, Bantam Bay & Company, and Big Baby’s BBQ, who set up along both sides of Washington Street adjoining the courthouse.
Blues, Brews, and BBQ was part of a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of Gadsden County, and more events are planned for the closing months of 2023, including the Twilight Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to be held at the Quincy Garden Center, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring dinner from Bantam Bay & Company and music from singer-songwriter Frank Douglas.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service