Country artist, Josh Gracin will take the stage on June 23 for the BBQ Roundup’s 25th anniversary event from June 21 to 24.
This year’s BBQ Roundup will be at the corner of Eight Avenue and Second Street SE across from the new Federal Courthouse on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; June 22 and June 23 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and June 24 from 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Admission is $3 except on June 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when admission is free. The BBQ Bandwagon, a shuttle throughout downtown to the fest, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on those days.
Gracin, finished fourth on ”American Idol” Season Two. A Michigan native who grew up listening to country and R&B music, Gracin auditioned for Idol while serving in the Marine Corps. Following his run on American Idol and the completion of his military service, he signed with Lyric Street Records and released his self-titled debut album in June 2004. The album was RIAA-certified gold and spawned three top five singles—“I Want to Live,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” and the No. 1 hit “Nothin’ to Lose.”
Gracin’s highly-anticipated sophomore effort, We Weren’t Crazy, was released in 2008 and delivered title track, “We Weren’t Crazy,” the ballad “Unbelievable (Ann Marie),” written solely by Gracin about his wife, and fan favorite “Favorite State of Mind.” Gracin has lent his vocals to The Disney Songbook on “When I See An Elephant Fly” with Jim Brickman and the soundtrack to Herbie: Fully Loaded on “Working for the Weekend.”
Dueling Pianos artists, Dean Madonia and Perry Barton, will perform on June 22 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
Local bands include: Lady Lowe, Soul Fushion, 8 Seconds, Mark Moss, Cedar Island Band, Billy Lee Janey, Magnetos, Matthew Kane and the Band Greenbrier and Stranded in Iowa.
Find dates and times for the BBQ Roundup Entertainment lineup at www.crbbqroundup.com.