Bluegrass barbecue on July 24

  • Scenes from the 2020 Bluegrass Barbecue. Aaron Baker Mulberry Creek Imagery—Mulberry Creek Imagery

  • Scenes from the 2020 Bluegrass Barbecue. Aaron Baker Mulberry Creek Imagery—Mulberry Creek Imagery

  • Scenes from the 2020 Bluegrass Barbecue. Aaron Baker Mulberry Creek Imagery—Mulberry Creek Imagery

  • A performance during the 2020 Bluegrass BBQ. Live music in 2021 will be performed by Paul Hubert, Whiskey Prison, Bow Junction and Peabody’s Coal Train. Aaron Baker / Mulberry Creek Imagery

  • The Bluegrass Barbecue will offer several menu options for people to enjoy picnic style. Aaron Baker / Mulberry Creek Imagery

Published: 7/21/2021 10:47:36 AM

The annual Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Bluegrass Barbecue is back. If you are looking to enjoy an awesome meal on a summer afternoon, listen to some live music, and support the work of CCEH, the Bluegrass Barbecue is the perfect opportunity. The event takes place on July 24 in White Park, 1 White St., Concord, with a rain date of July 25.

Food service runs from noon to 5 p.m. Live music will be playing throughout the afternoon, with performances by Paul Hubert, Whiskey Prison, Bow Junction, and Peabody’s Coal Train. The Bluegrass Barebecue will be tailgate/drive-in style, so bring your chairs and picnic blanket to enjoy your meal in the park.

For the best selection, purchase your tickets by going to concordhomeless.org. Tickets are $35 for an Omnivore meal-for-one; this meal includes a generous portion of brisket, smoked sausage, pulled pork, signature baked beans, coleslaw, pickled red onions, a beverage and more. Other options include: a $25 pulled pork sandwich meal including beans, coleslaw, pickled red onions, and a beverage; grilled hot dog meal for $10 will include a bag of chips and a beverage; and a vegetarian meal-for-one consisting of a Gourmet Garden burger, bean chili, and sides for a cost of $20.

The massive 20-foot smoker that provides all the smoked delicacies for the entire event is thanks to Chef Bill Wilcox. Wilcox has a passion for fire, flavor, and giving back to the community, so he created Rock House BBQ as the nonprofit philanthropy arm of his environmental, geotechnical and civil engineering company, Wilcox & Barton, Inc. – a Palladium Sponsor of the Bluegrass BBQ and a CCEH Pillar of Support.

“Wilcox & Barton, Inc. is excited to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and support its mission to end homelessness in the Capital Region,” Wilcox said. “As a New Hampshire company with a corporate office in Concord, we care deeply about the community and agree that every individual should have a place to call home.”

“I think we are all hungry to get out and get some great food,” said Chris Gilbert, general manager at the Concord Food Co-op. “The Concord Food Co-op is pleased to partner with the Concord Coalition to End Homeless by assisting in the Bluegrass Barbecue planning and food service. Personally, my son and I have been looking forward to some more delicious barbeque ever since we totally enjoyed it last summer.”

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) is committed to ending homelessness in the greater Concord area. Working with community partners, CCEH’s mission is to eliminate chronic homelessness; support and quickly re-house people who have recently become homeless; and build a system that effectively responds to the diverse needs of people experiencing homelessness. CCEH operates the daytime Resource Center at the Tom Fredenburg House and the Emergency Winter Shelter, both located at 238 N. Main St., in Concord. Through its Housing First program, CCEH also provides people exiting long-term homelessness with permanent housing coupled with on-going supportive services.




Concord Monitor Office

1 Monitor Drive
Concord,NH 03301
603-224-5301

 

© 2020 Concord Monitor
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy