Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser featuring music by Columbus-based band Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers, on Friday, July 13 at Turtle Creek Golf Course (formerly Greenville Golf Course.) A buffet menu featuring pulled barbecue pork on a bun plus wings and chicken chunks with your choice of sauces will be available for purchase, as will a full range of drinks. Additionally, desserts and gelato will be supplied by Ghyslain at an additional charge. Tickets for the event are $10; Barbecue and Blues opens at 6:30 p.m.
According to DCCA Executive Director Julie Strait, last year’s event at the same venue drew over 170 participants. “’Barbecue and Blues’ is a fun-filled, outdoor summertime event for the whole family,” Ms. Strait stated. “Families can picnic in the lovely surroundings of the Golf Club and enjoy the outdoor setting while listening to a rocking blues band; we invite the community to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and head on out to Turtle Creek Golf Course for delicious food, great music, and a good time,” she concluded.
According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the music will be energizing and appealing. “Ray Fuller and his band are an unstoppable source of energy,” Rawlins stated. “When they play the blues, you can’t help but feel good,” Rawlins said with a grin. The band is sponsored by Matt and Angie Arnold, Tom and Jennifer Bish, George and Becky Luce, and Robert and Jean McLear. Proceeds from Barbecue and Blues will benefit DCCA’s programs in the community, including Arts In Education and the Family Theatre Series.
In case of inclement weather, “Barbecue and Blues” will move into Turtle Creek’s newly renovated clubhouse. Although tickets will be available at the gate, DCCA strongly recommends purchasing tickets in advance. To reserve tickets, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org; tickets may be purchased at Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 U.S. Route 36 East, and are also available at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville.