Live music will accompany a scrumptious buffet of barbecue, sides and beverages provided by Pruett’s. The event will happen rain or shine, with a big tent set up on the grassy area just outside the store to provide cover for the band, buffet and dining area.
“We’ll be prepared to serve folks a delicious meal, regardless of the weather,” said Pruett’s general manager, Justin Davis. “We’re hoping for a beautiful evening, of course, in which case the tent can provide some shade from the early evening sun.”
This year, the MBA has invited local merchants to set up booths, as well, with over a dozen already expected to attend.
“Last year’s Bluegrass & BBQ family event was our first, and we had a really great turnout,” says MBA President Patrick Holland. “We wanted to expand things this year to include local merchants as a way to expose some of our hidden treasures in the business community to our residents. CostumeVille, for example, is a terrific online business located in Ashley Plaza, and they will be offering face-painting during the festivities.”
Advanced tickets for the event will save hungry diners some money and are available now at Pruett’s, First Tennessee Bank of Signal Mountain, Olive Bean Café and Mountain Top Toys. An adult plate is $10 in advance ($15 at the door), and kids 12-and-under can eat for $6. A bottomless beer cup will also be available for sale at the event, with multiple beer brands on hand.
Proceeds will help support our business community, and offset costs for a local business directory for both residents and visitors to Signal Mountain. More details about the event and the MBA organization can be found at signalmba.com.