3 reasons you can’t miss this new Blues & BBQ event in Middletown

Cheryl Renée and her band, the Cheryl Renée Project will be among three groups performing at Blues & BBQ Connections in Middletown on Sept. 9.GREG LYNCH/2015

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Cheryl Renée and her band, the Cheryl Renée Project will be among three groups performing at Blues & BBQ Connections in Middletown on Sept. 9.GREG LYNCH/2015

Three area nonprofit organizations are collaborating in Middletown to present a new event: Blues & BBQ Connections on Sept. 9 at Central Connections, 3907 Central Ave.

Here are three reasons you don’t want to miss this first-ever event:

1. Three awesome bands

Blues & BBQ Connections will feature three blues bands, each of whom will perform a 45-minute set and provide three hours of continuous music starting at 6 p.m.

Groups include Cheryl Renée Project, Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds, and Misterman and the Mojo Band.

2. The food is pure Southern goodness

Central Connections’ Executive Chef Josh Blackmore will be serving up some Southern classics.

Fill your plate with rib tips, pulled pork, brisket mac ‘n’ cheese, Southern-style green beans, coleslaw, and cornbread.

And you can wash it all down with your beverage of choice, including several craft beers.

3. Be a part of something new

This inaugural event hopes to grow and become an annual must-do festival for the Middletown area.

The Cincy Blues Society and The Tenderle Foundation, a nonprofit, are partnering up with Central Connections, Middletown’s senior center, to throw the bash.

This is your chance to get in on something new!

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HOW TO GO

WHEN: Doors open at 5 p.m. Sept. 9

WHERE: Central Connections, 3907 Central Ave.

ADMISSION: $10 for adults in advance and $15 at the door; admission for ages 12 and younger is $5

GET TICKETS: Online at www.BluesBBQConnections.org

The event will be cash-only for tickets at the door and food and beverages.

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