Smoke On The Mountain

The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is presenting its September production of Smoke on the Mountain, the rollicking, exhilarating, and charmingly funny bluegrass gospel musical. Smoke on the Mountain plays one weekend only September 6-8, 2019. Tickets are $20-$50 and are on sale now to the general public.

Set in North Carolina in 1938, Smoke on the Mountain follows the Sanders Family Singers’ comedy of errors as they perform at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church’s Saturday Night Gospel Sing and reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. Audiences will laugh, sing, and fall in love with the charming Sanders family in the show the New York Post called, “Totally beguiling… foot-stomping soul food.”

The Strand’s 2019 theatrical season is supported in part through sponsorship by E. Smith Heating and Air, SA White Oil Company, Stephen W. Imler on behalf of the Humane Society of Cobb County, and LGE Community Credit Union.

TICKETS to Smoke on the Mountain are $20-$50 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (770) 293-0080, or by visiting the Box Office at 117 North Park Square in the historic Marietta
square. Performances begin on Friday, September 6 and continue through Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Friday, September 6 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 7 @ 3:00pm
Saturday, September 7 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 8 @ 3:00pm

Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill

Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill is back on tour and will be stopping in Kennesaw, for the Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival this weekend! Their Grillmasters are grilling up goodwill and are raising money for the City of Kennesaw. 

About the Grill: 
Weighing more than 53,000 pounds and measuring 65 feet long, the semi-turned-grill can cook hundreds of brats at a time and up to 2,000 per hour. 
Providing more than just tasty tailgate sausages at special events and retail locations across the country, the Big Taste Grill also raises money for local charities. At each event, the Big Taste Grill partners with a non-profit organization to raise money for their cause through product sales. 
To date, the Big Taste Grill program has raised more than $4 million for a variety of charities nationwide, many of them local community organizations. In 2018 alone, the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill raised more than $99,610 for 28 different organizations nationwide. 


Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival
Festival fans and music lovers will converge in Kennesaw for two days of barbeque bliss at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on Friday, August 23, 6 – 10 pm and Saturday, August 24, 10 am – 10 pm at Adams Park. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free.

From its humble beginnings, Pigs & Peaches has grown into one of the region’s most beloved festivals attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees annually. Now in its 19th year, the festival features two days of non-stop music, good eats, cold beer and interactive family-fun. Attendees will find over 200 vendors, exhibitor and contestant booths, a Kid Zone full of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions, tons of tasty treats to satisfy every whim, and an incredible lineup of live entertainment and street performers.

At the heart of the festival is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, which is also recognized as official Georgia BBQ Championship event. Additional cooking events include a Backyard contest for amateurs, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert contests. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

Music headliners on the Main Stage include the sound of Ragtime combined with 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz from Blair Crimmins and the Hookers take the stage on Friday at 8:30 pm. Blair Crimmins is from Marietta, and if you like Dixieland Jazz, you will love his concert. Enjoy the best Aerosmith tribute band in the land, Pandora’s Box on Saturday at 8 pm. Supporting acts include Daniel Lieving, Dawson Edwards, the School of Rock East Cobb House Band, Rusted Soul, and Daniel Lee. Musicians on the Locally Brewed Stage include The Paul Hand Band, Samuel Holladay, Carrie Bowen, Lindsay Beth Harper, Control Burn, Wesley Cook, and Blue Mischief.

For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.


COURTESY SHUTTLES will provide FREE round-trip service to the festival from the following convenient locations, including:
North Kennesaw Area:
•Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy. – Shuttle picks up & drops off near the main plaza (by the roundabout). This shuttle has a lift to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
•Kennesaw Elementary School, 3155 Jiles Rd. Shuttle picks up & drops off near the main portico.
Downtown Kennesaw Area:
•Tunnel Plaza (across the street from Revival on Main), 2840 South Main St. -Shuttle picks up & drops off at the sidewalk at the Tunnel Plaza.
•Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main St. -Shuttle picks up & drops off at the front church parking lot.
Shuttle service will be available on Friday, August 23 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, and on Saturday, August 24 from 9:30am to 10:30pm. Shuttles will depart from each location approximately every 20-25 minutes.