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Updated: 04/19/2017 01:30:19PM

The People. The Music.

So. Much. BBQ.

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PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

Fiddle-player Mike Hartgrove of The Lonesome River band performs.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

Don Fisher has organized the Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash for the past eight years in order to raise funds for handicapped children in Sarasota County. Volunteer Vicki Dean is in the background.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

The musician at the far end of the line plays bluegrass Florida-style.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

Musicians from three bands perform together at the end of the day.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

Sammy Shelor of The Lonesome River Band and Kristen Scott Benson of The Grascals perform banjo music.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

People attending the event had a lot of BBQ stands from which to choose.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

The audience listens to bluegrass music.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

A pig theme is common at BBQ competitions.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

A competitor who identified himself as Famous Fast Eddie looks over his ribs.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

Diet food is not on the menu at BBQ competitions.

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Thousands of people did more than just attend the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash — they danced, they laughed and they ate.

Boy, did they ever eat.

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