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Two, two, two festivals in one: Southern Sauce

Mmm, barbecue festivals. With beer. And music.
Mmm, barbecue festivals. With beer. And music. Todd Sumlin/Observer files

OK, maybe it’s three festivals – it includes music too. The inaugural Southern Sauce Festival will roll together the Charlotte Beerfest and the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship with bands Sept. 18-19. And since that will be a lot going on for one space, it will encompass both BB&T Ballpark and Romare Bearden Park between Church and Mint streets uptown, according to

Breweries and bands taking part will be announced on Tuesday. They’re holding a media preview with beer and barbecue samples. (Gee, I wonder if they’ll get any takers for that?)

More details to come (ticket prices, hours, bands and website) after Tuesday. Sounds like I have plenty of questions. Maybe I’ll have to stroll over. In the service of journalism, of course.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis