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New concert series coming to Sweet P’s

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It’s not enough that Chris Ford, owner of Sweet P’s BBQ and Soul House, serves up some of the best food around these parts. Seriously — the greens and the mac-and-cheese are scrumptious enough accompaniments to the pulled pork and the chicken and the ribs and the smoked meatloaf? Apparently not, because Ford and crew are putting together another concert series down at Sweet P’s, located at Willow Point Marina on Old Maryville Pike/Old Knoxville Highway, right there on the Blount/Knox County lines.

Called “Even Thursdays Get the Blues,” the series (following on the heels of the “Friday Night Juke Joint” and “Songwriters in the Soul House” series) will feature “the best in regional and local blues artists … concerts will be held at the restaurant every other Thursday on the even days of the month. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

First up on Oct. 18: Etta Britt, an R&B crooner who’s worked with Delbert McClinton, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver and REO Speedwagon and got her start in music as a member of the country trio Dave and Sugar. her new album is titled “Out of the Shadows.”

Other performances include:

  • Nov. 8: The Chuck Beattie Band
  • Nov. 15: The Mumbles (taking place on an odd-numbered date because of Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 6: The Andy T. Band featuring Nick Nixon

As always, the shows are free. Call 865-247-7748 for more info.