The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music Festival announced plans for two nights of music this year with Queensryche performing Friday, September 23, and the Gin Blossoms performing Saturday the 24th. KISS tribute band Exciter and the band Skinny Powers will open for Queensryche. The Flatland Funk Donors will serve as the opening act for Gin Blossoms along with the band Greasy Tree.
The festival also hosts the First National Bank, Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned Arkansas State Championship as well as the third-annual Steak Cookoff.
Saturday's events will also include food and craft vendors and a second stage with more music acts such as TKK, Hayefield, Seven Hollows, Damn Randy’s, EG Vines, JB Strauss, Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats.