What’s a summer in Alabama without good barbecue and good music? For years, these summer staples have fueled great times and even better food at Sloss Furnaces. And best of all, it’s always for a great cause.
Help us make more memories Saturday, August 18 during the eighth annual Stokin’ the Fire Barbecue and Music Festival. The event takes place from 2-7 p.m.
Stokin’ the Fire has become one of the largest barbecue festivals in Alabama, and features barbecue prepared by some of the nation’s best grillers. Amateur barbecue specialists from across the Southeast will compete for the chance to earn the title as the best “Backyard Griller.”
The event not only features some of the best barbecue you can imagine, but it also helps raise money for a good cause. “It is the biggest fundraiser to preserve Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark,” said Bob Rathburn, executive director of Sloss Furnaces.
Additionally, attendees will be able to enjoy great music along with their savory barbecue. Just a Few Cats and Grammy-nominated artist Alvin Garrett will perform. “I am excited to be a part of Stokin’ the Fire this year,” Garrett said. “Birmingham is my home. To help raise money for historic Sloss Furnaces is an honor.”
Stokin’ the Fire is a family-friendly event. Bring your children so they can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, sponsored by W-T Machine, Inc.
Stokin’ the Fire is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Golden Flake, Wells Fargo, Regions Bank, Ticket Biscuit, Wade Sand and Gravel, Free the Hops, C&I Enclosures, Alabama Rentals, Integrated Medical Systems, PMT Publishing, Cumulus Broadcasting Company and Alagasco. Join us for this great Alabama tradition. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at slossfurnaces.com/buy-tickets.
Brandon Wilson is Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Sloss Furnaces. He can be reached via e-mail.
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