CORRECTION: Most everything about the Buzz-BQ | Rock Candy

Thursday, May 15, 2008

CORRECTION: Most everything about the Buzz-BQ

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The information about Saturday's 4th annual Buzz-B-Q in this week's To-Do List was inadvertently (cough), carelessly, lifted from a past event. As printed, the event does begin at 11 a.m., does take place at the North Shore Riverwalk and does feature two divisions of barbecue competitors, BUT it costs $5 (children under 12 free) and features a completely different musical line-up than printed: Brittany Conine, Ryan Couron, Steve Shankles, Mr. Meaner and Jeff Coleman and the Feeders.

All the Buzz dudes—Tommy Smith, David Bazzel, Justin Acri, Pat Bradley and Joe Franklin will be on hand to host and emcee the event, which benefits North Little Rock Firefighters Local 35 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund.

There'll be a a Family Fun Zone with a rock climbing wall, super slide, obstacle course, the Twisters Football Toss, 3D miniature golf and a hunting simulator.

Plus, for grown folks, age 21 and up, the "Buzzeritaville" area features T's Tunes karaoke, pool tables, TVs to watch the Preakness and Stinky Gringo margaritas.

See the full news release below. And listen later as Justin and Pat ridicule me as I try to apologize to Buzz nation. LITTLE ROCK, AR. (MAY 12, 2008):  The 4th Annual Buzz-B-Q, hosted by KABZ 103.7 The Buzz, will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the North Shore Riverwalk Park East in North Little Rock.  Buzz-B-Q benefits the North Little Rock Firefighters Local 35 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund.

“The brothers and sisters of the International Association of Firefighters Local 35 are so excited to be the charity of choice for Buzz-B-Q for the second year in a row,” said Ray Vance, President, IAFF Local 35. “Live music, barbeque and raising money for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund!  What more can we ask for?  We want to continue this relationship for years to come.”

Tickets for Buzz-B-Q is $5, children 12 and under can enter for free.  Dippin’ Dots is sponsoring a Family Fun Zone filled with a rock climbing wall, super slide, obstacle course, the Twisters Football Toss, 3D miniature golf and a hunting simulator.  A BBQ contest is taking place with a “Pro-Joe” and “Average-Joe” division with over $5000 in cash and prizes to be given away.  And, for people 21 and up, they can enjoy the Buzzeritaville area with karaoke from T’s Tunes Entertainment, pool tables from Watson’s Pools and Spas, Custom Satellite televisions to watch the Preakness and Stinky Gringo margaritas.
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“This is our fourth year to host Buzz-B-Q in North Little Rock and each year it just keeps on growing! 
It’s definitely the event to kick-off the summer,” said Steve Jonsson, General Manager of KABZ 103.7 The Buzz.  “We are so excited that the North Little Rock Firefighters Local 35 has partnered with us again. It’s nice to see proceeds from Buzz-B-Q going to such a great cause; it’s just a natural fit.”

Buzz-B-Q features local live music from Brittany Conine, Ryan Couron, Steve Shankles, Mr. Meaner and Jeff Coleman and the Feeders.  KABZ’s personalities such as Tommy Smith, David Bazzel, Justin Acri, Pat Bradley and Joe Franklin will help host and emcee the event. 

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