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The Real Squeal
Wednesday, 28 July 2010

July 28--Lyons, Georgia has something new to squeal about.  The 1st Annual Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival is coming on October 8th and 9th.  The event will feature great barbeque and bluegrass bands from throughout the southeast.  Alexa Britton of Lyons Better Hometown told me how the concept for the festival came about.  “The Lyons Better Hometown board wanted to host a fall event for the area and we decided that barbeque would be interesting and decided to pair that with the bluegrass festival as well.”


She went on to say that they definitely want to make this an annual event for Lyons.  “Most definitely, we definitely want to continue this, we want it to grow.  We want to have a nice regional fall festival for this area.”


It’s not only about good food, but good music as well.  “On Saturday there will be 4 bluegrass bands that will be playing in Partin Park, and then we have a concert Saturday night at the Blue Marquee Theatre,” she said.  “Dailey and Vincent are an up and coming bluegrass band out of Nashville, TN and we’re real excited about them coming.”


The festival will take place 2nd weekend in October and local participation is definitely encouraged.  “The local competition on Friday night is for local groups, individuals, churches, civic groups, anybody who wants to participate,” she stated.  “All the applications are online at lyonsga.com.  The professional teams will actually check in on Friday and cook all night.  The park will be open Friday night and Saturday for the public to come.” 

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