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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Ocala’s Bluegrass and BBQ event to return in January with Appalachian Road Show

The City of Ocala has announced that its Bluegrass and BBQ event will return to Tuscawilla Art Park on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event, which will kick off the Tuscawilla Art Park Series, will feature live performances by the International Bluegrass Award-winning Appalachian Road Show with The Wandering Hour.

Appalachian Road Show
Appalachian Road Show will perform at the Bluegrass and BBQ event on January 20, 2023 (Photo courtesy of the band’s Facebook webpage)

Appalachian Road Show includes Grammy-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy, Grammy-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrel Webb, and guitarist Zeb Snyder.

During the event, food will be available from local food truck favorites, including Big Lee’s Serious About BBQ and Country Boyz, and Big Man’s Café will provide desserts for sale. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the event.

“It is exciting to present an artist (Appalachian Road Show) that represents the history and spirit of America’s original folk music,” said Jennifer Normoyle, Grants and Outreach Manager for the City of Ocala.

Normoyle added, “Florida has a large interest in Bluegrass music, and we are supporting that by featuring Florida-based, neo-traditional Bluegrass artist, The Wandering Hours. It’s going to be a great show.”

Online ticket sales will be available beginning on Friday, October 28. According to the City of Ocala, ticket options will include the following:

  • General Admission ($10 online/$15 at the gate) – includes admission to the concert.
  • General Admission Plus ($15 online/$20 at the gate) – includes admission to the concert and seating closer to the stage.
  • VIP Pickin’ Package ($75/online only) – includes four admissions to the concert, four beverages (beer and wine included), an upfront four-person ottoman, and a Tuscawilla Art Park special gift bag.

For more information on the concert or to purchase tickets, visit the City of Ocala’s Tuscawilla Art Park Series webpage; or contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division via phone (352-629-8447) or email ([email protected]).

The Tuscawilla Art Park is located at 213 NE 5th Street in Ocala.