Rockin’ and Grillin’ this weekend
Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016
Barbecue and music lovers should plan to visit the downtown area on Saturday.
There they will find live music, barbecue plates for sale and lots of fun as the Picayune Main Street’s annual Rockin’ and Grillin’ Palooza will be in full swing.
The event will also feature a Barbecue Competitors Alliance competition and cornhole tournament.
Picayune Main Street Director Reba Beebe said so far 30 teams have registered for the Barbecue Competitors Alliance competition, the grand champion of which will be provided an opportunity to take part in the Jack Daniels competition. The barbecue will be judged by a number of community members along with former NFL player Terrance Metcalff.
Attendees with a competitive spirit can register for the sanctioned cornhole tournament set to take place in the 200 block of West Canal Street. That tournament will offer $5,000 in cash prizes. Registration for the cornhole tournament begins at noon, with the games beginning at 1 p.m. So far 20 teams have registered for that tournament. Teams consist of two players, so bring a partner. Registration for the tournament is $20 per team.
Live music will start at 11 a.m. Beebe said from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southern Sound will take the stage. Then from 1 to 3 p.m. The Kerbside Band will be on stage until the announcement of the winners from 3 to 4 p.m.
After those announcements are made, Kerbside will take the stage again until 6 p.m.
Barbecue plates will be sold by the Rockin Committee. Beebe said various plate varieties will be sold, but they start at $10 for one meat, potato salad and baked beans. Meats will include chicken, ribs and brisket. Plates with more than one meat can also be purchased for an additional charge. All plates come with a drink.
The Greater Picayune Arts Council will also be holding their Spring Palooza that same day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jack Read Park.