The People. The Music.
So. Much. BBQ.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSFiddle-player Mike Hartgrove of The Lonesome River band performs.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSDon 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 EVANSThe musician at the far end of the line plays bluegrass Florida-style.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSMusicians from three bands perform together at the end of the day.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSSammy Shelor of The Lonesome River Band and Kristen Scott Benson of The Grascals perform banjo music.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSPeople attending the event had a lot of BBQ stands from which to choose.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSThe audience listens to bluegrass music.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSA pig theme is common at BBQ competitions.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSA competitor who identified himself as Famous Fast Eddie looks over his ribs.
PHOTO BY LARRY EVANSDiet food is not on the menu at BBQ competitions.
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.