Smoke Wagon part of sizzling music lineup at GrillsGiving this Saturday

We’re just days away from good BBQ and unforgettable entertainment at the 4th Annual GrillsGiving: A Celebration of Meat + Music. More than 30 grill teams will serve up the best brisket, ribs and chicken in Texas for the BBQ cook-off this Saturday, Nov. 17. But the BBQ teams won’t be the only hot commodity at the one-of-a-kind event at Mission County Park. While you’re feasting on tasty sampler plates, our sizzling lineup of bands – Smoke Wagon, The Powell Brothers and Guy Forsyth – will provide a musical feast for your ears.

On Saturday night, we caught up with Smoke Wagon performing at Thirsty Horse Saloon. Stephen Ochsner (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) says the band provides a high-energy show that breaks the mold of what you usually hear on country radio.

“You won’t hear us singing about blue jeans and 4x4s,” said Stephen. “We like to sing about the gut-level struggles people go through.”

Check out this savory video of Smoke Wagon on stage.

Dave Bond of Smoke Wagon
Dave Bond, a Multimedia Technician at CPS Energy, plays lead guitar for Smoke Wagon.

The band describes their music as edgy, but polished Texas/red dirt country. Lead guitarist Dave Bond, a Multimedia Technician at CPS Energy, helps give the band their rock edge. If you come out to see the band, you can look forward to hearing new songs from their upcoming album, Bad Ride.

Now that you have a flavor for the sizzling soundtrack that awaits you at GrillsGiving, have you grabbed your tickets? If not, there’s still time to take advantage of our GrillsGiving Groupon® special before they’re gone! General admission tickets are discounted to $7 and All Inclusive tickets to $15. You save more when you buy more.

Along with making great memories with your loved ones at GrillsGiving, you’ll be supporting families in our community. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) fund, which provides financial utility assistance for CPS Energy customers in need. So, before you prepare for Thanksgiving, purchase your fare for a pilgrimage to GrillsGiving.

Check out more photos of the event on Flickr and get updates about GrillsGiving on Facebook.

Sam Taylor

Sam is part of the Corporate Communications team at CPS Energy.

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