Thursday, July 9, 2015


Top: Dr. Robert & Jean McLear and Tom & Jennifer Bish,
with DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan,
Middle: DCCA BBQ and Blues sponsors Matt & Angie Arnold;
Bottom: George & Becky Luce;
The DCCA fundraiser is Friday, July 17 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes local couples for their sponsorship of the annual Barbecue and Blues fundraiser. This year’s event is sponsored by Matt & Angie Arnold, Tom & Jennifer Bish, George & Becky Luce and Dr. Robert & Jean McLear and will take place at Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 St. Rt. 36 E., Greenville, Ohio, on Friday, July 17 at 6:30 PM; this outdoor event is casual with great food, drinks, and music!

“DCCA is fortunate to be part of a community where individuals help make Darke County a great place to live,” DCCA’s Executive Director Andrea Jordan stated. The sponsorships will cover the cost of the entertainment allowing the ticket monies generated from Barbecue and Blues to help offset the costs of presenting high quality performing artists throughout DCCA’s upcoming 2015-2016 season. “Local support of fundraising events is greatly appreciated and enables DCCA to continue encouraging cultural enrichment in Darke County and to offer opportunities for learning and growing through the arts,” concluded Jordan.

Erwin Brothers will be providing the stage for the evening and Turtle Creek will have a special selection menu of BBQ fare and drinks for purchase, including BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, fried chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs, plus delicious sides. Dessert and a specialty summer bar drink will also be available. As well as providing a perfect setting for an enjoyable outdoor concert, featuring music by and the Doug Hart Band. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, band-leader Doug Hart is a relentless live performer. “You can feel the passion in his guitar playing, and hear the soul in his voice as he blends his blues and rock influences into a unique sound,” Rawlins stated. The Doug Hart Band, which also includes bassist Mike Hausfeld, drummer Keith Cozart, and keyboardist Mike Jordan, incorporates many blues standards into their show along with Doug's original compositions. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. with local musicians The Green DeVilles.

In case of inclement weather, Barbecue and Blues will move into Turtle Creek's clubhouse. Although tickets will be available at the gate, DCCA strongly recommends purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets are available for purchase at Turtle Creek Golf Course, through the DCCA office, Readmore's Hallmark, and the Greenville public Library and online at DCCA’s office is located on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, summer office hours are Wednesday & Thursday 9:30-3:30 and by appointment. Contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or

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