Blues, barbecue event to benefit LAC
Sandy Cardens is hoping a combination of music, food and art will bring people downtown Saturday night.
The Lumberyard Arts Center Project is sponsoring the first ever Blues & BBQ beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
"It's a chance for everyone to come down and hear some good music and have some good food and support the arts," said Cardens, arts center steering committee member.
The event will feature barbecue dinners with live blues performances throughout the evening at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St.
Food will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music will run from 6 to 10 p.m. The performers include Glen Stansberry, Alonzo Beardshear, Free Lunch and The Reluctants.
The cost for the evening is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Cardens said all proceeds will go to benefit the Lumberyard Arts Center Project.
"Plus we wanted to touch base with the members of the community who have been supportive of the project in the past and give them something nice," she said.
Those in attendance will also have a chance to look around the former lumberyard and view plans for the arts center. Lumberyard Arts Center t-shirts will be on sale, and orders will be taken for arts center Christmas ornaments.
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission will also be sponsoring an art project for children from 6 to 8 p.m. inside the building.
"The kids can come in and make a little art project and take it home with them," she said.
Tables will be set up both inside and out, but Cardens said people should also bring lawn chairs and blankets to use for seating. The event will be moved inside if there is inclement weather.
Cardens hoped people would take advantage of the barbecue event.
" I encourage people to come because it's going to be a great night for socializing," she said. "We think the weather's going to be fabulous.
"If you like good food, good music and want to support the arts, this is a great way to do it."