It is almost time for the 8th Annual Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival. On Saturday, June 17th starting at 5 pm and going until 10 pm, the Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival will take place in downtown Orange on Short Street next to the train station. Bring the family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else who want to enjoy great ribs, fantastic music, and craft beers.
We will open the evening with music by The Unsuitables, a 6-piece Motown and R & B band from Culpeper, VA that covers many of the Motown and Soul greats, such as Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Sam & Dave, James Brown, and Arthur Conley. The band’s makeup includes a solid rhythm section, keyboards, and saxophone, and is fronted by the vocals, dance moves and antics of Mr. Bobby Hauge, who is famous for pulling the audience onto the dance floor and into the music.
Our featured band, coming all the way from Lynchburg, is the renowned Apple Butter Soul Band. Apple Butter Soul has been spreading jazz, funk, and R&B to some of your favorite music artists such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Marvin Gaye and R. Kelly throughout Virginia for 6 years. Having played at Friday Cheers in Lynchburg, Rapture and Fellini’s in Charlottesville, and The Tobacco Company in Richmond, Apple Butter Soul will continue to spread some good ol’ Apple Butter Soul to the folks of Orange County!
Along with the music and the craft beers will be food vendors each presenting a sumptuous array of menu items. We have got Barbara’s Soul Food, Michele Sigler, and Shawn’s BBQ all specializing in their signature ribs, sides and great home-cooked barbeque, burgers, and sandwiches.
There is no admission* for the event of home-cooked food, dance music and fun.
The Trashy Ribs & Brews Festival is brought to you by the Orange Downtown Alliance, the Town of Orange, Wealth Preservers Group, American Woodmark and Teel Goodwin.
*Entry to the festival and listening to the music is free, but you will have to pay for your own food and beverages.