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This year's event:

May 20, 2023 | 3pm - 10pm | Woodruff Park, Columbus, GA

Join us for our Sixth Annual Barks & Blues Music Festival. We are excited for the festivities which include: great music from five local and regional bands, fun entertainment, food and beverages, arts and craft vendors and a kids zone!

The Headliner

Slippery When Wet
The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute

Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?” Most notably comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon. It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance. Slippery When Wet has played over 1600 shows throughout the U.S. alone and has traveled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on over 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line and played the pre-game of Super Bowl 48 in East Rutherford NJ. The bands shows are the most attended and highest grossing of any Bon Jovi Tribute in the country.


Check out the full band line up

Terry Young & Willie Taylor

3:00 PM

The Parker House Band

4:10 PM

The Shelby Brothers

5:20 PM

Stained Glass Saints

6:30 PM

Slippery When Wet

8:00 PM

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