This year, I went to the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ festival for the first time. The annual festival features barbecue competitions, blues music and all the barbecue you can eat.
This was the largest crowd I've ever seen at a Downtown Springfield event. The section of Fifth Street between East Washington and East Adams streets was jam-packed, almost shoulder to shoulder. A sea of people seated in lawn chairs and folding seats filled the portion of Fifth where the performer's stage was located. Despite the crowd, I was able to navigate through. I picked up some delicious barbecue along the way and snapped some photos of Jimmie Vaughan, older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and Saturday evening's headliner.
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Entertainment | Springfield
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