Texas Pete Twin City RibFest 2010

Texas Pete Twin City RibFest 2010

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Sixth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest returns to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds

Winston-Salem, NC -- The sixth annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds June 10 -13, 2010. Several new sponsors have joined the event this year including the NC Department of Agriculture which will sponsor the Homegrown Music Stage and "Got to be NC" Village. Allen McDavid of AKA Entertainment & Media, the event's producer, is especially pleased with the new sponsor. Says McDavid, "We are a food festival and take great pleasure in promoting NC-based food and beverage products like Texas Pete hot sauce, Foothills beer and Cheerwine,  just to name a few."

The 2010 Texas Pete Twin City RibFest also will feature several new rib cookers (ribbers) including for the first time an entrant from Lexington, NC.  Joining Lexington's Whitley's BBQ as newcomers to the RibFest will be "2 Fat Guys" from Massillon, Ohio, "BBQ Masters" from Morrow, Georgia and BBQ circuit superstars, "Camp 31" from Castleberry, Alabama. Returning ribbers include Bib's Downtown (Winston-Salem), Carolina Rib King (Spartanburg, SC), Big Boned BBQ (Hixson, TN), Pigfoot BBQ (Salem, OH), and Smokin' Rednecks (Gainesville, FL)

This year's musical line-up is the largest in the event's history. Over 24 acts will fill up three performance stages. Funk and blues star Cyril Neville headline the event's "Bayou Blast" night on Saturday, June 12th. Other acts of note playing the festival include Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Nash Street and Kenny Neal & the Louisiana Band.

Brinkley Entertainment will once again provide a full complement of kids' rides at the RibFest and Captain Jim will again be around to wow and entertain with his magic. New to the Kids Zone this year will be camel and pony rides provided by Carolina Camel Rides of Ramseur, NC.

About AKA Entertainment & Media 

AKA Entertainment & Media is an event production and publishing firm based in Greensboro, NC, owned and managed by Allen McDavid. In addition to the Texas Pete Twin City RibFest in Winston-Salem, AKA has produced festivals in several other NC cities including Greensboro, Eden, Madison and Zebulon, NC. In recognition of the success of his ArtsAlive! Series in downtown Greensboro McDavid was named one of  "20  who shaped the Triad arts scene in 2003" by GoTriad. In 2004 his MysticKarnival was named one of the Top 10 new cultural events in the Triad by GoTriad.  Allen's 2006 Eden RiverFest was recognized recently by the NC Department of Commerce Main Street Program, as the "Best Downtown Event of 2006".


Media Contacts:  Allen McDavid, 336.707.9188, amcdavid@triad.rr.com


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Winston-Salem is located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. It is easily accessible by car via Interstate 40, Business Interstate 40, Interstate 77, Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 52. Scheduled air service is available through Piedmont Triad International Airport just 20 minutes east of Winston-Salem. Accommodations range from bed and breakfasts to luxury hotel rooms. For more information on Winston-Salem, call toll free 866.728.4200; go to www.visitwinstonsalem.com; or stop by the Winston-Salem Visitor Center, 200 Brookstown Avenue in the historic Brookstown Mill area just south of downtown Winston-Salem.

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