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Sat, May 06



The "Peg Leg" Howell BBQ & Blues Festival

Celebrate the legacy of Blues legend & Eatonton native "Peg Leg" Howell!

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The "Peg Leg" Howell BBQ & Blues Festival
The "Peg Leg" Howell BBQ & Blues Festival

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Eatonton, Eatonton, GA 31024, USA

About the event

You're invited to join the City of Eatonton for The "Peg Leg" Howell BBQ & Blues Festival!  This event will be a full day of awesome blues music along with authentic BBQ.  Bring your lawn chairs and coolers.  The event will take place at the Eatonton City Center Stage, which is located behind Barrel 118, 118 N. Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Eatonton.

Performances by:

2:00pm DJ Magic Mike

2:30pm TGLive

4:00pm John Emil

5:30pm The Trouble Tones

7:00pm Black Koffee

8:30pm West Love & the 478 Band

Items allowed into the Festival area:

  • Umbrellas
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Blankets
  • Pets on Leashes

Items NOT allowed into the Festival area: 

  • No Tents/Canopies
  • No Beach/Patio Umbrellas
  • No Fireworks, sparklers, etc.
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Golf Carts/Motorized Carts in the Festival area
  • No Bicycles in the Festival area
  • No Skateboards in the Festival area
  • No Unauthorized Vending
  • No Glass
  • No Grills

About "Peg Leg" Howell:

  • Joshua Barnes Howell, known as “Peg Leg” Howell was born in Eatonton, Georgia on March 5, 1888.
  • At age 21, he taught himself how to play guitar.
  • At age 35, he moved to Atlanta and played on the street corners mainly around Decatur Street.
  • At age 38, he was recorded for the first time by Columbia Records.  The song, “New Prison Blues,” was written while Howell was in prison.  Also, the song was the first country blues record to be issued by Columbia Records.
  • Howell died in Atlanta in 1966 at the age of 78.

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