Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot Blues and BBQ

I'm mixing it up a bit with some good times and good music.

I'm headed to Oxford tomorrow night to help out the Downtown Development Authority with the concert in the park event.

Many people view government in a negative light. But almost each local entity has many subcommittees that do everything from planting flowers on curbs, to planning free festivals for the public to enjoy.

The DDA is co-sponsoring (along with the good old OP) the free Hot Blues and BBQ event in Oxford. To kick off the event, the DDA will host a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Centennial Park in Downtown Oxford.

The event progresses with more bands and food Friday and Saturday. I won't be around this weekend, so I'll miss out on some of the fun. Don't worry about me too much though, nothing beats a weekend on Lake Michigan's shoreline!

After work tomorrow, I'll meet up with Steve Allen, a DDA volunteer. I'm excited to talk to him and see why he helps out his local community.

I might help with setting and cleaning up, asking for donations and reading some announcements. More volunteers are needed to help with the bigger event Friday and Saturday. And what could be more fun than listening to some great tunes?

For more information, contact Steve at Or, if you just want to have a great time noshing on some BBQ and jamming to blues, come on downtown from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park and noon to 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Scripter Park.

1 comment:

  1. We are looking so forward to having you here in Oxford. Volunteerism is the single greatest gift that a person can give because you are giving a piece of your heart and soul. The ultimate quality of ANY community rests squarely in the hands of it's volunteers and their passion.

    Steve Allen