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June 13, 2014

A SMOKIN' SETUP: Vendors descend on Jeffersonville for tasty festival

JEFFERSONVILLE — Smokin' on the River BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival merchants and competitors began assembling their stations on Riverside Drive in downtown Jeffersonville Thursday afternoon. The festival, which runs Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, will benefit Jesus Cares at Exit 0, a ministry for the homeless in Jeffersonville.

The festival features barbecue competitions and food for sale, blues music and craft brews. It takes place around RiverStage at the Ohio River.

Here's the schedule:

Smokin’ on the River schedule

FRIDAY

4 p.m.: Barbecue tasting tent, craft beer tent and food vendors open. Tasting tent costs: $5 for three samples of barbecue; $5 for four samples of craft beer.

RiverStage

5 p.m.: D Men & the Alley Hounds

6:15 p.m.: The KingBees

7:30 p.m. Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers

9 p.m.: Mississippi Heat

Tasting Tent (next to Cluckers restaurant)

6 to 9 p.m.: Laurie Jessup & Cout Duggins

SATURDAY

11 a.m.: Barbecue tasting tent, craft beer tent and food vendors open. Tasting tent costs: $5 for three samples of barbecue; $5 for four samples of craft beer.

RiverStage

5 p.m.: River City Blues Band

6:15 p.m.: Boscoe France Band

7:30 p.m.: Michael Gough Group

9 p.m.: Stacy Mitchhart

Tasting Tent (next to Clucker’s restaurant)

2 to 5 p.m.: D.J. Rice

6 to 9 p.m.: Craig Brenner

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