The City of Orlando’s 11th Annual Blues B-Q
Featuring dual headliners Robert Randolph and the Family Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, this year’s eleventh installment of Blues B-Q is another way the City of Orlando continues to shine on the national stage with diverse events. Alongside great local and national artists performing on two stages, we have lined up the usual suspects: Local barbecue vendors you cannot necessarily find in a traditional brick and mortar or in other cities. We’ve found the best in brisket, ribs, chicken, pulled pork and sausage, let alone the sides, like homemade mac ‘n cheese, black eyed peas, baked beans, cole slaw and fries.
Over the past decade of Blues B-Qs, there have been performances by Buddy Guy, the late, great Koko Taylor, Jonny Lang, Trombone Shorty, Robert Cray and WAR. Cox Events Group started partnering with the City of Orlando in 2007 and we’ve never looked back.
While Wes from our team books and manages the national talent, Mariah manages our second stage and puts in extra time performing with her band, Mo’mo-Browne. Natasha and Dan handle all sponsor and vendor relations prior to and during the event, while Felicia plays band liaison and runner the entire day. Cox Events is supported on-site by a group of talented interns and radio station promotions staff, not to mention our amazing production partners like Complete Production Resources, Nelsons Tents and Events, Andy Frain Security Services and a handful more that make our production run seamlessly.
For more information on Blues B-Q, check out www.bluesbq.com for lineup, VIP tickets and more.
Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes
2017 is our second year assisting our friends at Make-a-Wish on their tenth annual fundraiser walk at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando called Walk for Wishes. Cox Events Group supports Make-a-Wish with logistical assistance, permitting, vendor negotiation and coordination to help them focus their overall efforts more on fundraising. This is a fun one we get to help out with that serves an amazing cause locally in Central Florida.
Mariah is heading up our logistics team at this year’s walk, with help from one of our newcomers Preeti, and direction from Dan. This year will continue a great lineup of live music, kids’ interactives and a beer and wine garden before attendees walk the park.
Check out http://cnfl.wish.org/ to donate and find more information on the walk.