2013 BBQ Performers



North Hall High School Jazz Band 

NHHS Jazz Band6:15 – 7 p.m.

The North Hall Jazz Band is made up of 10th through 12th graders at North Hall High School in Hall County.  The membership ranges from 15 to 20 players and they perform in the Basie Style of big bands.  The Jazz Band meets every day as a class and is frequently invited to perform at various events inside of and outside of the school setting.  Many past members of the band have gone on to study music at the collegiate level. Recently they have performed for Marvin Stamm at the University of West Georgia Jazz Festival,  the 2012 Brenau Barbecue Championship Preview Concert, and for the arrival of Santa at the Lakeshore Mall.  They have also participated in the Jazz at Lincoln Center program “Essentially Ellington”.  The band is under the direction of Kevin Carwile and Aaron Hughes.



The Allen Nivens Band photo

The Allen Nivens Band

The Allen Nivens Band

7:15 p.m.

The Allen Nivens Band, from Gainesville GA, plays a blend of most all genres of music with a focus on rock and country and a sound they call the Appalachian Stomp. The group has played together since 2007 enjoying clubs in the Southeast as well as fundraisers and festivals. The band consists of Rob Robinson (drums and vocals), Chris Cheatham (lead guitar), Carl Williams (bass), Corrie Hill (vocals and violin), Matt Pruitt (keyboard) and Allen Nivens (vocals and acoustic guitar). Their soulful sound is a mix of rock and country and the material ranges from a blend of traditional classic covers to upbeat original songs that are unique and familiar.




Photo of the band Riverstreet



8:30 p.m.
Riverstreet began in the 70’s and toured for years all over the Southeast, opening for bands such as, Guess Who, Greg Allman, Steppenwolf, Rare Earth, Martin Mull, and Sea Level.  Through the years we have had phenomenal musicians who have made Riverstreet what it is today.  On August 4, 2012, Riverstreet came out of retirement and decided to once again play for the many fans who grew up listening to the sounds of these wonderful guys. The sounds of our band are better than ever and can be heard at various benefit concerts in the Northeast Georgia area.




The John Jarrard Foundation LogoSINGERS & SONGWRITERS 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.



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Photo of Back in Time band

Back in Time

Noon – 12:40 p.m., 1 – 1:40 p.m.
“Back in Time is a 9-piece rock-n-roll band featuring a 4-piece horn section based out of Gainesville, GA, which is about 70 miles northeast of

Atlanta. Our members hail from cities and towns all over North Georgia including Marietta, Gainesville, Athens, Duluth and Braselton. They range in age from 30 to 60, but are all young at heart and have a passion for playing classic rock-n-roll, soul, and East Coast beach music”

Back in Time brings together some of the top talent in Northeast Georgia. They are a pleasure to listen and will have you tapping your toes to the oldies!



2 – 2:40 p.m.
Zak McConnell, frontman mandolin player for the Fiddleheads, and Erick Jones.


The John Jarrard Foundation LogoSINGERS & SONGWRITERS

3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.