Friday, April 24, 2009

BBQ: I Love My Blue Jeans


Blue Jeans; everybody’s got a favorite pair. It might be an old pair with holes in the knees or worn out spots around the back pockets. Or maybe it’s a designer pair from Minnie’s, Lulu’s or Flossie Mae’s. No matter the name brand or the condition, Black Creek Arts Council wants to see you in your favorite jeans at Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ on May 1st and 2nd. On Friday night, there’s even a contest where you can strut your stuff in your favorite jeans.

The I Love My Blue Jeans Contest will take place at 8:30 on Friday night on Cargill Way in Downtown Hartsville. “This event is not all about barbeque,” said Judy Haenni of Black Creek Arts Council. “We want to see people proud of the way they look in their favorite blue jeans.”

Celebrity judges from Hartsville’s Army-Navy Store, Lulu’s, Flossie Mae’s, Minnie’s, and CareSouth Carolina will determine the winner of the contest. There will also be a People’s Choice Award given to the fan favorite; because as we know from American Idol, we might not always agree with the judges. “Do you always agree with what Simon Cowell says?," says Bruce Douglas, in referencing the megahit TV show. "Well, you might not agree with Brandi Wheeler either. Not that I am comparing Brandi to Simon.”

To enter I Love My Blue Jeans, call Bruce at the Arts Center or sign up at the ticket booth on Friday night. The entry fee is $10. Prizes include $100 for the judges’ top choice in the men’s and women’s categories and $50 for winning the People’s Choice.

Black Creek, Blue Jeans, & BBQ is a barbeque festival hosted by Black Creek Arts Council. The event will be held on May 1st and 2nd on Cargill Way in Downtown Hartsville (behind the YMCA). The festivities will begin on Friday night at 7pm with the Anything Butt Contest featuring appetizers, entrees and desserts. After the cooking contest, I Love My Blue Jeans will take place. Nicki & DaBlooze, a classic rock, country, and blues band, will be on stage throughout the evening. Friday night tickets are $15.

On Saturday, a $10 ticket will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the barbeque you can eat from several of the region’s top cook teams.

For more information, visit or call Bruce at the Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Gentlemen: We want you in the contest, too.

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