BBQ festival set for Stone Mountain Village

STONE MOUNTAIN - Fifteen professional barbecue teams will be cooking up their specialty in Stone Mountain Village on June 20.

The Grillin in the Village BBQ Festival will bring out the best of the best when it comes to barbecue all competing for more than $7,000 in prize money and the title of grand champion.

The contest is sanctioned by the Memphis Barbeque Network.

A backyard division will include 10 teams in a separate competition.

A kickoff event June 19 will feature the music of Jason Lee and The Cyclones from 7 to 9 p.m., while Saturday's festival will be filled with arts and crafts, a classic car show and, of course, barbecue.

The festival's music lineup includes national recording artist Francis Reed with Java Monkey, Spanky and the Love Handles and East Ponce Soul Faction.

For more information on Grillin in the Village, call 770-498-7334 or visit www.stonemountainvillage.com

SideBar: If You Go

· What: Grillin in the Village BBQ Festival

· When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

· Where: Stone Mountain Village

· Cost: Free

· For more information: Call 770-498-7334 or visit www.stonemountainvillage.com