Wednesday, May 29, 2013

05/29/13 - Smokin' In Steele This Weekend!

This year, Music On the Couch has been fortunate to partner with some wonderful festivals around the country.

Interesting enough, so many "Couch Kids" are playing these festivals. Coincidence? Honestly, I am not sure...but I am grateful.

This weekend is SMOKIN IN STEELE, a two day affair that combines great barbeque and great blues and those two go together like...well like BBQ and BLUES!

Smokin' in Steele is a state championship barbeque contest as proclaimed by Governor Dayton.

The contest will take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, MN on May 31st through June 1, 2013.

Smokin' in Steele is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. It is part of the 12th annual fund-raising event where they have raised thousands of dollars for very deserving groups. Our main beneficiary this year is the Special Olympics.

A special announcement was made recently on the website:
We are proud to announce a collaboration with the USA BBQ Championship in Laughlin, NV in November.

Don Laughlin, developer of Laughlin, NV and owner of Riverside Casino that hosts the USA BBQ Championship, was born and raised right here in Steele County, MN.

Through the generosity of Mr. Laughlin and the co-operation of Ron Cates from Smoke on the Water - organizer of USA BBQ Championship, we are now able to enhance our prize package.

The Grand Champion of Smokin' in Steele will receive a free entry into the USA BBQ Championship plus have a free room at Riverside Casino during the event.

That is in addition to our own cash payout, ticket to the American Royal Invitational, and a bung to be MN rep. for the Jack. So what is the big deal about the USA BBQ Championship?

It is a $ 100,000 contest and their grand champ gets a new truck! And that my friends is a very big deal. So come have fun with us this spring and compete for a chance for free entry and lodging at one the biggest contests in all of BBQ.

The weekend also includes a 5K Fun Run, an ACO Cornhole Tournament, a Kidz Q barbeque contest, a modified lawn tractor pull and helicopter rides!

Not to mention the event will be exploding with the sounds of the Blues with acts including Lisa Mann & her Really Good Band, Annie Mack Band, Rusty Wright Band, Kelly Richie Band, Anthony Gomes, Johnny Neel and more!

Check out their event website for all the information you need and remember...Barbeque, Blues, and it all assists The Special Olympics!

How much better can it get!

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