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09 June 2009

7th Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

When: June 13-14 11am til 7pm

Where: Madison Square Park

The Seventh Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park June 13-14, 2009, from
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The weekend-long event takes place every June and brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook
up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Madison Square Park, the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracts people from near and far to sustain and celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.
Admission to the event is free. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the event – from great live music to engaging seminars and cooking demonstrations – without ever dropping a dollar. The country’s best barbecue is available from top pitmasters for only $8 per plate.
Proceeds from the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party support the Madison Square Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for the beauty, ongoing maintenance, and programming of this historic park.
Saturday, June 13
Singer/guitarist SaRon Crenshaw might be one of the most soulful and exciting blues artists you haven’t yet heard. The thing is, he’s been out there for over three decades, having shared stages with the likes of Denise LaSalle, Bobby Rush and the late Tyrone Davis. SaRon Crenshaw is a masterful blues showman in the lineage of B.B., Albert Collins, and Buddy Guy.
Howard Tate is one of the world’s greatest living soul singers and the man who recorded the original versions of “Stop” (covered by Jimi Hendrix), “Ain’t Nobody Home” (B.B. King), and “Get It While You Can” (Janis Joplin). Missing from public view for over twenty years, Tate made a triumphant return in 2002. Appearing with Howard Tate will be The Sweet Divines, a fabulous femme foursome (Pamela Quinn, Ashley Vitha, Jennie Wasserman and Heather Wolfe) making new soul music in a distinctly old school way.

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