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Great music at Taste of Underground
Battle of the bands and battle of the chefs will take place at Park Theater this Saturday night during Taste of the Underground. Tickets are on sale now. In the running against three other bands is Mize and the Drive. Pictured, from left, are Ben Wencil, Cody Malak, Lee Ramsey, Dan Jarnagin, and Alex Stevenson.

You can get a real taste of music this Saturday at Park Theater.
The Warren County Chamber of Commerce is holding an event called Taste of the Underground featuring a battle of the bands and a battle of the chefs.
Tickets are currently on sale and activities kick off at 5 p.m.
In collaboration with Bluegrass Underground and its three-day taping for PBS this weekend, Taste of the Underground will feature four bands and four chefs going head-to-head with the audience helping to judge each winner.
Vying for best band will be:
• Joe Harvey, who is a founding member and lead singer of The Joe Harvey Band.
• Josh Wanamaker, a multi-instrumentalist who pulls from a number of genres and influences.
• Mize and the Drive. The five-member band consists of Lee Ramsey, Ben Wencil, Cody Malak, Alex Stevenson, and Don Jarnagin.
• Visible Rust. The six-member band consists of Joe Collier, Bonnie Collier, Charles Collier, Gary Clendenon Banjo, Woody Tindall, and Bude Van Dyke.
The winner of battle of the bands will get to play Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns for the January 2017 Bluegrass Underground show.
Winner of the chef contest will be chosen by a panel of independent judges with one representing the winner of the total audience votes.
Best chefs’ contestants and menu:
• Yard Birds: Hillbilly BLT – Pork Belly, J. Henry spiced turnip greens, and roasted tomatoes. Chicken Reuben – Corned chicken, grassroots sauerkraut slaw, tarragon dressing, and swiss. Tennessee Ice Cream – flavored with local foliage and honeysuckles.
• Juicy’s Wellness Café: Vegan option – Black Bean Sliders with local toppings and key lime pie juice.
• Topz Frozen Yogurt & Metro Deli: The Flattie – Panini bread, honey roasted turkey, provolone, local spinach, tomato, and mayo. Introducing The Local, which features locally produced pastrami with a kick.
• T-N-T BBQ: Brisket sliders.
The winner of battle of the chefs will be determined by a panel of independent judges with one representing the winner of the total audience votes.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, a 2015 Grammy nominee for Bluegrass Album of the Year and IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year, will be playing Bluegrass Underground on Saturday and then, the band will play an additional set at Park Theater. Solivan, who has experience as a chef, will be a judge in the food tasting.
Tickets for the event are on sale through the Chamber of Commerce website at or on the Facebook page at
Tickets include music and food as well as one vote toward the winner of each contest. Additional votes may be purchased at the event. Advance tickets are $40. Day of the event are $45.
Park Theater doors open at 4:30 p.m. Music competition begins at 5 p.m. Food competition begins at 7 p.m. and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen take the stage at approximately 8 p.m.