Black Belt Benefit Group hosted Rockin’ Riboff, Songwriter Festival

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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The Black Belt Benefit Group held its Rockin’ Riboff and Rick Carter Songwriter Festival last weekend on Water Avenue.

2 Brothers Ribs was voted Best Ribs. Boo Boo Farley team, consisting of Cotton State Barns, was first runner up Tisdale’s Backyard BBQ was second runner up and won peoples choice for hors d’oeuvres

A group of Judges tasted the food and chose the best ribs.

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The event supported Edmundite Missions, featuring live music, water slide, ice cream.

The Rick Carter Songwriter Festival had a strong lineup of local singers that with the recent Morgan Academy duo of Wade Mason and Wilks Chittom.

Other singers were: Taylor Hollingsworth, Dalton Bush, Megan Kuehner, Porter Edwards, the Blackbelt Writer round consisting of Tim Higgins, Rick Carter and Larry Mitchell, Cam Spinks and Jesse Meuse.

Carter said he was pleased with the event and praised BBG on social media.

“I loved every minute of the months of preparation, all of the music, the sensory overdrive of the smoke from the grills, the instant camaraderie as the writers

mingled, and the love the audience gave to each act,” Carter said.

Local businesses sponsored the event: Cougar Oil, GH Parts, Roundtree Electric Supply Company, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Safford Equipment and Trading Company, Cosby-Carmichael, Atchison Injury Attorneys, LLC, TW Orthodontics, Mark’s Mart, Peak Insurance, Children’s Dentistry of Central Alabama, Buchanan Timber and Forestry, BlackBelt Outdoor, Selma Times-Journal.

The BBG’s annual Alabama River Chili Cookoff will be held Oct, 20.