(PHOTOS) – Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival

Posted by Decaturish.com August 14, 2016

By Steve Eberhardt, contributor 

Crowds gathered in Oakhurst for the 16th annual Decatur BBQ, Blues, and Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 13. Everyone enjoyed music, food, beer, basketball, and face painting on a warm rain-free summer afternoon. The festival is an annual fundraising event for the Community Center of South Decatur.

Crowds gather for the 16th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Crowds gather for the 16th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

John and Julie dance in front of the main stage at the  Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

John and Julie dance in front of the main stage at the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Larrisa and Shane cool off with ice cream sandwiches at the  Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival.

Larrisa and Shane cool off with ice cream sandwiches at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival.

Miya paints Alexandra's face at the LAC tent. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Miya paints Alexandra’s face at the LAC tent. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Anna, Cyril and Pat cool off in the shade during the  Decatur BBQ, Blues, &  Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Anna, Cyril and Pat cool off in the shade during the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Reyes Morales of Williamson Bros. BBQ works at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Reyes Morales of Williamson Bros. BBQ works at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Dianne Durrett & Soul Suga perform on the main stage. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Dianne Durrett & Soul Suga perform on the main stage. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Will and Anna enjoy the music at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Will and Anna enjoy the music at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Jamie and Kimberly cool off in the shade during the festival in Decatur. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Jamie and Kimberly cool off in the shade during the festival in Decatur. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Asher Lewin listens closely to the music. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Asher Lewin listens closely to the music. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Delores Gonzalez and Degera Hinds enjoy the music at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Delores Gonzalez and Degera Hinds enjoy the music at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Kids shoot hoops at the Atlanta Hawks Flight Crew truck. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Kids shoot hoops at the Atlanta Hawks Flight Crew truck. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

A crowd dances in front of the main stage at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

A crowd dances in front of the main stage at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Keiran Neely of Bone Lick BBQ serves customers at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Keiran Neely of Bone Lick BBQ serves customers at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Torri, Alex, and Nydia enjoy the afternoon at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Torri, Alex, and Nydia enjoy the afternoon at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Artesha paints faces at the  Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Artesha paints faces at the Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Reyes Morales of Williamson Bros. BBQ prepares chicken at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Reyes Morales of Williamson Bros. BBQ prepares chicken at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Dianne Durrett performs at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Dianne Durrett performs at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Max and Abbie take a break during the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Max and Abbie take a break during the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Joe, Heather, Eleanor, and Michelle volunteer at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

Joe, Heather, Eleanor, and Michelle volunteer at the festival. Photo by Steve Eberhardt

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