2018 Blues & BBQ Festival Thank Yous!

The 2018 Marion County Blues & BBQ Festival was a great success! Of course, the first thank you goes out to the thousands of you who came out and partied with us! It never ceases to amaze and flatter us when someone comes up and says they listen to us all the time and they know stuff about us. You’d think we’d be all “Hollywood” about it by now. LOL It’s just so cool!

Thank you to our sponsors. Without them, this wouldn’t have happened!
Marion Technical College
Center Street Community Health Center

Miller Lawn and Power Equipment
Wyandot Inc.
Fahey Bank
Schrader Computer
Jacks Resale Shop

Sunbelt Rentals – And an extra shout out to Chris Hughes & his team! Wow. They were the BEST! You’ll be hearing more about Sunbelt on our station soon!

Super THANK YOU to everyone who helped out:
Marion County Commissioners – for letting us party in their parking lot!
Marion, Ohio County Park District – for the picnic tables
Mayor Scott Schertzer – for coming out & the decree!!
Boland Entertainment for the bounce houses!
John H. Larkin & Family for the sound
Tidy Tim’s Inc.
Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival for the stage
Rod Weaver for the sexy drum kit
Delmar Beverage Center
Peacock Water
Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention (Angie!)

Thank you to all of our amazing performers!!
Marionaires Barbershop Harmony Chorus
Don Norman Blues Band
Backstreet Blues Band
Lil Red & The Rooster
Jimi Vincent Band
Sean Carney Band

Thank you to the awesome food vendors!!!
Pop’d Sensations Gourmet Popcorn Shoppe
Big Pappy’s BBQ
Parker & Sons Bar-Be-Que
Smokin’ Dick’s BBQ
Tackett’s Southern Bar-B-Que – with an extra special shout out to Mr. E Clayton Tackett for all of his help! You are a wealth of information and great ideas, sir!

Thank you to all of the craft vendors who came out! You folks really filled out the festival grounds and every vendor was just really cool and unique!

Thank you to our volunteers who ran around all day to help out!
Shane Franklin
Radio Star Jordan Starr w/ 2 R’s
Dennis & Korinne Maitland
Jamien (DJ JT!) He went above & beyond!
Mama & Papa Phelps
Heather Maitland Phelps for the housekeeping after working all day doing housekeeping!
Mike Crider our official stage manager!

And last but definitely not least, Ray Macklin with those silky pipes of his, AND Zac Fuller who, without him, we would’ve lost our shirts again. Amazing job, sir!

I know we’ve probably forgotten someone. If we have, please message us so we can add them to this list. We don’t want to leave anyone out, but with the fragility of the human mind, sometimes it happens.

Look out for Year Number 4, folks! It might be coming sooner than you think!