SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB

Amelia Island CVB

July 31, 2012 10:00 ET

Musical Lineup Adds Extra Sizzle to Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off on Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (AICVB) has announced the concert lineup for the upcoming Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off, August 24-25, 2012. BBQ lovers attending the two-day, family-friendly event can clap their sticky hands to the free musical entertainment, while sampling the tasty creations of some of the top competitors in the country. 

At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves Band will start things off, followed by Orlando-based '80s and '90s rock cover band Rockit Fly. The live music begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, with the Beech Street Blues Band; The Honey Badgers featuring soft rock and country; and a colorful blend of tropical, pop and country sounds from Sean McCarthy & the Fishin' Musicians. At 7 p.m., headliner Little River Band will take the stage, performing many of their 13 American Top 40 hits, including "Reminiscing," "Lady" and "Take It Easy on Me."

The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off is held at Main Beach on Amelia Island, FL starting at 3 p.m. on August 24, and 10 a.m. on August 25. The cook-off will feature more than 60 professional and backyard (amateur) teams. Several of the professional teams are traveling to Amelia Island from across the country. Each team will prepare a variety of barbeque entrees, as they compete for more than $20,000 in prize money and trophies. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase food and drink from various vendors throughout the day. The BBQ cook-off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

For more information about the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off, to register to participate or for schedule details, visit

Sponsors for the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off include Arlington Toyota, Tailgater Monthly magazine, and Residence Inn - Amelia Island.

About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida's coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and natural beauty. Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit

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