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Gulf Coast Rhythm and Rib Fest

Opening Night of Rhythm & Rib Fest- A Huge Success

| Sande Caplin |

It was a love fest last night at McKechnie Field.  The opening night of the Rhythm and Rib Fest was fabulous.  And, oh what a night it was.  

Awesome food vendors, great drinks and lots of fun.  The music was fabulous.  The Lauren Mitchell Band kicked of the show at 6pm.  It was the blues as only Lauren can sing it!  Lauren sang her heart out for 90 minutes and the crowd loved it.

Following Lauren, there was a tremendous fireworks display that had the huge crowd in awe.  Kids and adults alike were screaming and clapping and just taking it all in.

The final act for the evening….The Billy Rice Band.  Billy and the boys, were at the top of their game last night.   The crowd made their way to the front of the stage to dance and sing along with Billy.  If you were lucky enough to be there last night you can see why Billy is a legend in this town.

The festival continues today 10/10 and closes tomorrow, Sunday, 10/11.  For more information about the festival, go to:

Lauren Mitchell

Great crowd at McKechnie Field
all photos property of Vicky Sullivan / The Sarasota Post

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