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Rodney Atkins to Headline Lawrenceville’s BBQ Festival

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The City of Lawrenceville – in partnership with the City’s Police Benevolent Fund – will welcome Rodney Atkins to the stage at the 10th Annual Rock’n Ribville BBQ Festival, Saturday, September 16 on the Lawrenceville Lawn. Attracting more than 15,000 attendees to the City’s Downtown District, Rock’n Ribville will bring local businesses, a Kansas City BBQ Society National Competition and traditional Southern barbeque together with live music, arts, crafts and kid-friendly activities. Festivities will run from 12noon-8:00pmwith live performances throughout the day from Mia Green, Laughlin, Adam Craig, and a special performance by Country music artist – Rodney Atkins!

Now in its 10th year, Rock’n Ribville has solidified itself as a staple in the fall festival circuit not only in Gwinnett but throughout the Southeast having been presented with the Bronze Kaleidoscope Award for Best Event by the Southeast Festivals & Events Association in February 2017. The City’s signature event has even been recognized as one of six “Can’t Miss Barbeque Festivals in Georgia” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Rock’n Ribville is our favorite event of the year, for a variety of reasons but most importantly because it brings the entire community together to celebrate all that this great City has to offer” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Everyone gets involved and has a hand in making it even more successful than the year before. It provides a great family atmosphere and showcases the “destination” for which Lawrenceville and the Greater Gwinnett community are readily known.”

Presented by U.S. Auto Sales, Rock’n Ribville is partnering again with KICKS 101.5 and Bud Light to bring live station broadcasts throughout the day. Rock’n Ribville is also made possible by the support of Gold Sponsors – Consolidated Pipe & Supply andMcCray’s Tavern on the Square, along with Silver Sponsors – Blue Rooster Bake Shop, BrandBank, Eastside Medical Center, Peach State Federal Credit Union, Precision Planning, Inc., and Southern Ideal Door.

Applications to participate in Rock’n Ribville as a competitor or a vendor are being accepted until September 1st. For more details about Rock’n Ribville, visit www.RocknRibville.com or check out www.LawrencevilleGA.org for more information on Gwinnett’s County Seat.