2nd Annual Queen City Chili Cook Off!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
12:00pm to 4:00pm
All Ages $5
2nd Annual Queen City Chili Cook Off
Admission fee includes chili tasting/judging and entertainment!
All proceed benefit the Burlington Fire Fighters Assoc.
**limited to first 30 contestants
People’s Choice (get your friends to vote for you!)
Best Overall Presentation (chili, serving, booth, etc)
Serving utensils, tasting containers, and table set up provided by Nectar’s. Chili must arrive at Nectar’s heated and ready to be served in either a crock pot or hot plate. Each entry must be a minimum of 3 gallons of chili. One type of chili per entry. Note: not all chili needs to be in the crock pot at the same time. Any additional chili containers can be stored by Nectar’s staff and brought out as needed to refill your crockpot or other heating element.
Please email [email protected] with any questions! Register early because SPACE IS LIMITED!
“Certain talented musicians have the ability to transport the listener to a different time by just hitting some strings or directing the air that fills their lungs. For Woody Pines, you find yourself in the Mississippi Delta when AM radio is king, sippin’ whiskey if you’re fortunate and moonshine if you’re desperate. “New Orleans has music seeping out of the bricks in the old French quarter,” said Woody Pines, who moved to New Orleans to study the city’s famous music scene, but now resides in Asheville, North Carolina. “We went down there to learn [the music] not just note for note, but also through the food and lifestyle that make New Orleans so special.” Although the group has been playing together for two and half years, Pines is the driving force both creatively and on stage, which has lead to some very tall comparisons. “I’m not really sure where the Bob Dylan associations come from,” said Pines. “But I love Dylan and I’m honored to be alive when he is, so I take it as a compliment.”
Pines, who comes from a musical family and has been playing music since he can remember, describes the band’s sound as “one that has been created through time,” and its songs reflect that belief. “Reefer Man” immediately brings to mind a haunting, Halloween hootenanny that could have come straight out of vaudeville. “Pretty Blue Eyes” puts listeners straight into the backseat of a convertible, whipping around the back roads of the Delta on a crisp, autumn night. Several other songs by the band, such as “Nashville” and “Delta Bound,” evoke thoughts of a Southern gossip or a post-Civil War America where the blues weren’t just a style of music, but a way of life. “I pick and choose the best sounding stuff,” said Pines. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences.”