The Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival will be Friday and Saturday this weekend in Jonesboro and there will be several streets and parking lots closed off for events.
Union St closed at 8 AM Friday.
Main St closed at 9 AM Friday.
Both will remain closed until 10 AM Sunday (Sept 29).
RITTER MAIN STAGE
5-6 pm – Arkansas Brothers
6:30-7:30pm – Dirty Streets
8-9:30pm – Blind Melon
Twenty-five years after Blind Melon’s self-titled debut – album that fused southern psych-rock influences with nineties-era alt grunge, Blind Melon has is returned to the studio and stage. They’ll headline Friday night’s entertainment in downtown Jonesboro.
“No Rain” became one of the most indelible music videos and songs of the 90’s, or any era for that matter. Blind Melon began in L.A in 1990 by a group of Southern Transplants and soon after Shannon Hoon’s support on Guns and Roses “Don’t Cry” Single, the group landed a capital Records Contract.
Opening up for Blind Melon will be The Dirty Streets, a young band from Memphis compared to Humble Pie, The Rolling Stones and James Brown and have been heralded as the first truly great “new” band to emerge from the Memphis scene in recent memory.
MAIN STREET STAGE
1-2pm – The Lance Curtis Band
2:30-3pm – Joe Bateman and the 870 Boys
4-5pm – Weezn’ Jones
5:30-6:30pm – Heavy Tone
7-8pm – Wildlife
RITTER MAIN STAGE
3-4pm – TRIPPP
5-6pm – Groovement
6:30-7:30 – Skinny Powers
8-9:30 – Morris Day and The Time
The Ritter Communications Stage will be jamming to Morris Day and The Time on Saturday night, in a guaranteed memorable time for all.
With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy vocals, Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance/club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince’s band, the Time, he remained with the group from 1981 until 1984, when he launched his solo career.
Combined sales of Morris Day’s solo work and The Time is in excess of 10 million sales. Morris Day and Time hits include, “Jungle Love”, “The Bird”, “Ice Cream Castles,” “The Oak Tree”, “Color of Success” and “Fishnet.”
Opening for Morris Day will be Skinny Powers – an Arkansas/Tennessee group that came together in late 2017 as a studio project in Memphis, TN.
With several years of combined experience on local stages, touring on national stages, and performing in studios all over the country, the group promises to be entertaining.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcomed!
Find more information at JonesborodowntownBBQ.com