The second annual Blues, Bourbon and BBQ event will be held at Eastman Park on September 7 and welcomes blues music from across the country. This event is free and open to the public. The afternoon kicks off at 2 p.m. with inflatables for the kids and a Cornhole Tournament. Music performances start at 3 p.m. at the Amphitheater and include Blues greats Kim Massie, Kenny Neal, and Grammy Award winner Mavis Staples. Staples, a long time soul and blues singer, will perform past hits along with new music from her June released LP, One True Vine, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. She has also recently performed on The Daily Show and Conan Tonight. Free bourbon and spirit tastings sponsored by Brown-Forman will be offered. Bourbon, beer, and drinks will also be available for purchase. The afternoon’s “blue plate special” will be available for purchase by Moonlight Bar-B-Q Inn. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Dogs and coolers are prohibited. Parking for the event is at Fort Knox High School with free shuttle rides to Eastman Park and Amphitheater. For more information, call (502) 624-1413.