You can’t have a decent food fest without music, though, and dates have been rolling in for concerts at eat-offs everywhere. If you’re taking a road trip in the coming months, or especially if you happen to live in the area, make sure to sample at least one afternoon’s worth of tasty treats and tunes.
The Crawfish Festival in Birmingham, Ala., for example, will feature Blue Merle, Hootie & The Blowfish, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, The Wallflowers, Shinedown, and the Dunks May 13-14. The next month, nearly 20 bands including the Funky Meters, ReBirth Brass Band, Sony Landretti, Buckwheat Zydeco, and the Subdudes will play another Crawfish Festival in Augusta, N.J.
Eddie Money, Foghat, Orleans, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, and Survivor willprovide the rock for
Rib fans can also check out the Blind Boys of Alabama and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in Kansas City, Mo., June 18-19, and the Edgar Winter Band at Liberty Ribfest June 24 in Saint Cloud, Minn.
Lest you think West Coasters are missing out on all the fun, Marcia Ball, Susan Tedeschi, Little Feat, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Del McCoury Band and more will play Yosemite, Calif.’s