bbq on the river http://wkms.org en Paducah Officials Examining Whether or Not City is Responsible for Barbecue on the River Festival http://wkms.org/post/paducah-officials-examining-whether-or-not-city-responsible-barbecue-river-festival <p>Paducah officials are investigating whether or not the city is required to hold Barbecue on the River Incorporated accountable to requirements listed in municipal orders the city adopted to subsidize its largest downtown event.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:49:43 +0000 Whitney Jones 39495 at http://wkms.org Paducah Officials Examining Whether or Not City is Responsible for Barbecue on the River Festival City Releases Just How Much Paducah Spent to Hold Barbecue on the River http://wkms.org/post/city-releases-just-how-much-paducah-spent-hold-barbecue-river <p></p><p>The City of Paducah has released a report showing how much it cost the city for 2013’s Barbecue on the River festival.</p><p>This comes shortly after Mayor Gayle Kaler asked for an audit of the BBQ &amp; More retail store at a city council meeting to fulfill a 2011 agreement with Barbecue on the River organizers. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:14:36 +0000 Whitney Jones 39097 at http://wkms.org City Releases Just How Much Paducah Spent to Hold Barbecue on the River BBQ On The River To Send Audit http://wkms.org/post/bbq-river-send-audit <p></p><p>Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson says BBQ on the River Incorporated will comply with its 2011 contract with the city and supply a limited-scope audit to officials.&nbsp;</p><p>The audit is part of the agreement in which the city provided BBQ on the River 20 thousand dollars to establish a downtown retail store.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:21:27 +0000 Lance Dennee 39060 at http://wkms.org BBQ On The River To Send Audit BBQ on the River, Paducah Symphony Orchestra Resolve Beer Garden Dispute http://wkms.org/post/bbq-river-paducah-symphony-orchestra-resolve-beer-garden-dispute <p></p><p>Barbecue on the River has resolved its dispute with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra about the festival’s beer garden management by offering the PSO the right of first refusal. That means PSO will be the first organization festival officials asks to manage the beer garden, but a <a href="http://wkms.org/file/10213">press release</a> from the two groups doesn’t say whether or not that contract will have any changes. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:17:15 +0000 Whitney Jones 39049 at http://wkms.org BBQ on the River, Paducah Symphony Orchestra Resolve Beer Garden Dispute Paducah Officials Stay Quiet as Alleged BBQ Festival, Store Violations Come to Light http://wkms.org/post/paducah-officials-stay-quiet-alleged-bbq-festival-store-violations-come-light <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah City officials are staying mum on what they will do about BBQ on the River’s violation of a </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wkms/files/201402/BBQ_%26_More_Spec_Serv.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">2011 agreement</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the wake of the festival organization ending Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s management of a beer garden.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:00:31 +0000 Whitney Jones 38989 at http://wkms.org Paducah Officials Stay Quiet as Alleged BBQ Festival, Store Violations Come to Light Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden http://wkms.org/post/paducah-symphony-orchestra-and-bbq-river-odds-over-beer-garden <p>The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Barbecue on the River organizers are at odds over the future management of the September event’s beer garden. The summer festival lasts three days in downtown Paducah and draws some 40,000 people and an estimated $500,000 to area charities. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:16:17 +0000 Chad Lampe 38839 at http://wkms.org Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden Organizers Ready For 19th Annual BBQ On The River http://wkms.org/post/organizers-ready-19th-annual-bbq-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Preparations for Paducah’s </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Barbeque on the River festival are already under way. The three-day festival will feature live music, games for kids and, of course, over 90,000 pounds of smoked meat from competing vendors. But plans are in the works to include a new contest category that would allow casual </span>barbequers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to compete. Festival Director David Boggs said the decision to include the “In Your Backyard Pig Cook-Off” was a logistical necessity.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:18:24 +0000 Rob Canning 33995 at http://wkms.org Organizers Ready For 19th Annual BBQ On The River BBQ Fest Fundraising Numbers In http://wkms.org/post/bbq-fest-fundraising-numbers <p>Despite a storm the first night of Barbeque on the River, the Paducah fundraiser raised over $350,000 for local charities this September. Executive Director David Boggs told the Paducah Sun that the three day festival normally raises about $400,000. Boggs says there are still a few donations left to count, so that number could rise. The festival’s largest donation came from the Buzzard Brothers barbeque team, with $16,000 raised. Festival organizer Susan Coiner says they have some changes planned for next year, including more competitions and some extra entertainment.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:00:50 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24011 at http://wkms.org