Heritage Alliance planning gathering at Joe's Coffeehouse


Nothing goes better together than barbecue for the palate and bluegrass music for the soul, and on Saturday, May 24, local residents and Catskill visitors will have the chance to indulge in special versions of both.

Billed as an outdoor “gathering” sponsored by the Catskill Heritage Alliance, the local community and environmental organization,  Barbecue & Bluegrass will be held at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse in Arkville at the intersection of state Route 28 and county Route 38 starting at 1 p.m.

The musical group, Not Necessarily Bluegrass,  will provide music.  The featured food will be barbecue chicken platters with all the fixin’s from the legendary Hickory BBQ Smokehouse on Route 28 in Kingston. 

The gathering “is a great way for people who live here  part time and full time to get together with people passing through,” says Beverly Rainone,  who is coordinating the event with Freddi Dunleavey, “so all can share what’s beautiful  and unique about our region.” It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness and money “to support Save The Mountain’s efforts to sustain our mountain environment,” adds Dunleavey.

Music for the soul will be provided by the musicians of Not Necessarily Bluegrass.

For the May 24 BBQ & Bluegrass gathering, Rauter promises “toe-tapping pickin’ and grinnin’.” 

At $20 per person for your platter of food and all the music you can clog to, BBQ & Bluegrass promises a real bargain of entertainment value.