Randy McAllister & the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland will provide East Texas-style blues for the third Blues Benefit & BBQ at the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Sunday, May 26.
This all-ages fund-raiser will feature music by McAllister alongside a home-style barbecue dinner made by Phill’s Smok/N Grill, dancing, a no-host bar and a prize raffle.
Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, McAllister is a fifth-generation Texan, whose father was both a fireman and musician. McAllister began as a drummer, but found the harmonica in his early 20s while stationed in Massachusetts as a member of the US Air Force. Taking cues from blues legend “Earring George” Mayweather, a Boston resident and harmonica master, McAllister moved back to Texas in 1992, a strong, skillful harp player who was establishing his vocal and songwriting skills.
An East Texas mainstay for 30 years, McAllister has recorded 15 albums, including his most recent release, “Triggers Be Trippin,” from Reaction Records.
Sunday’s fund-raiser will also include a barbecue dinner, made on site by Phill and Celia Bowles of Phill’s Smok/N Grill and cultural center kitchen manager Judy Hardy. Dinner, which includes slow-cooked beef brisket, potato salad, beans, white bread and dessert, will be served at 5:30 pm. Show-only ticket holders will be admitted at 6:30 pm, with the music to start at 7 pm. There will be a no-host bar, with Northwest beers by the bottle and wines by the glass.
Dinner & Show Tickets are $40 for adults or $20 for kids aged 18 and younger. Show-only tickets are $25 for adults or $12 for kids. Tickets are available at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or by calling 541-994-9994.
Proceeds from the event will help fund the cultural center’s operations.