On May 2, Rolling Fork will celebrate its Delta heritage with the Deep Delta Festival. This festival, now in its 17th year, will fill the downtown square with great gospel, rock and blues music. Groups and artists performing throughout the day include: the Sharkey Issaquena Mass Choir, the New Living Way Choir, Yazoo Gold, Deanna Nicole & Band, Rico, Mickey Rogers, J’Cenae & Band, and headliner, Denise LaSalle.
A 5K Walk/Run will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m., registration is on-site beginning at 7:30. There will also be arts and crafts vendors, and this year the festival is featuring a new event, the Barbeque Throw-Down.
The Barbeque Throw-Down Competition is a barbeque cooking contest in which competing teams will be judged on the taste, presentation and tenderness of their entries. Whole chicken and pork spare ribs are the two meats that will be judged. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, with the first place trophy being designed by Rolling Fork craftsman guild member, Lee Washington.
There is a $30 entry fee per team. For more information on the Barbeque Throw Down, contact Katie Alexander at Rolling Fork City Hall, 662-873-2814.
Mark May 2 on your calendar and join us in downtown Rolling Fork for some Barbeque and Blues!