The art of barbecuing wouldn't be the same without live music! This year's music will have your toes tapping or you humming to the beat. Grill while you chill and check out our live entertainment lineup below:
| Entertainment Lineup
|| Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark
|| Let It Flow Band
|| Kenney Holmes & the Big Blues Band
|| The Upton Blues Band & Show
|| Competition Awards & Winners Announced
|| Kindred the Family Soul
Kenney Holmes & the big Blues band
Kenney and his band are firmly implanted in jazz and rhythm and blues. As a band, they’ve played at Presidential Inaugural events and for the who’s who of Washington, D.C. society.
Kenney’s vocal style and instrumental prowess has wowed audiences for over 40 years nationally and internationally.
He started his career as a teen in New York City as a backing act for the famed Apollo Theater. Later he became a musical director for DC’s House Band, backing blues greats such as ZZ Hill, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, and William Bell.
He’s been compared to the likes of BB King; perhaps, because of his choice of instrument—a gold, gilded “Lucille” guitar (inlaid with mother of pearl). Or, maybe it’s just the way he plays the blues with intensity of a seasoned blues man.
Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark
Harmonica player and singer-songwriter, Anthony Clark (or "Swamp Dog"), is among the best blues harmonica players in the DMV area!
A committed bluesman, his musical prowess is unmatched. Clark's charismatic stage presence, smokin' harp, and soulful vocal delivery of his originals are as real as it gets.
The Upton Blues Band
The Upton Blues Band (UBB) delivers a powerful mix of original, classic and hidden blues gems with a unique interpretation!
UBB thrills both lovers of the blues and anyone who genuinely appreciates quality music.
Their signature sound is marked by scintillating blues guitar artistry, soaring sax and trumpet harmonies, and “straight at the truth” vocals, which speak to the soul.
Let It Flow Band
Let It Flow is a collective of some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the Washington Metropolitan area. Their blend of R&B, Neo-soul and Contemporary Jazz with a generous helping of homegrown DC Go-Go, is what makes them captivating!
The band has been fortunate to share the stage with the like of: Dazz Band, Sybil, Eric Roberson, Kindred the Family Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Kid from Kid & Play and the late, great Godfather of Go-Go, Mr. Chuck Brown.
Kindred Family Soul
Our headliner Kindred Family Soul has accomplished quite a bit in the last decade by delivering down-to-earth songs about love, relationships, family and the struggles of the ‘every man.’ This Philadelphia-based, husband-wife duo is none other than Fatin and Aja Dantzler!
Their hits such as "Far Away," “Magic Happens," "Stars" and "House of Love," show honest portraits of love and family. What's even more poignant is their dedication to family: the duo balances a strong marriage, six children and a successful musical career.
"Touching people with genuine emotion and true-to-life lyrical content has always been our mission. We want people to know that soul music has not left the building. We are here to stay and are carrying on the tradition!"
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