Saturday marks one of local music’s messiest traditions, but oh, how it does bring the people: Big Smith and BBQ at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. If you’re unfamiliar, the show combines a barbecue meal to scarf down before filing into the hall for a performance by local country-bluegrass legends Big Smith and opening act Walkenhorst & Porter.
Tickets are $13 or $26, depending on where you sit, and the festivities begin at 8 p.m. (Click here to buy tickets.) It’s as down-home as musical events get in Springfield, and we suggest coming prepared, bib in hand.
Okay, that’s a joke, but do come hungry. Brisket waits for no man.
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