Bourbon, Beer & Butts to feature classic rock at Quillen

Atlanta Rhythm Section will headline the first Bourbon, Beer & Butts Festival at the Quillen Arena on Sept. 29. (Submitted photo)

HARRINGTON — Classic rock, bourbon, craft beer and barbecue will combine Sept. 29 at the first Bourbon, Beer & Butts festival at The Quillen Arena, featuring a Rock of the 70s quartet of acts.

The second event in the Q Concert Series on the Delaware State Fairgrounds, announced Wednesday evening, will feature the music of Rare Earth, Poco, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Firefall.

The first concert at the Quillen Arena featured a sold-out show by country singer Kane Brown on June 3.

As part of September event, bourbon tastings will include Blanton’s, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Makers Mark, Jim Beam Black, Larceny, Elijah Craig, High West American Prairie, Evan Williams and Maryland’s Sagamore Rye.

Bourbon tastings can also be purchased in groups of four the night of the show while supplies last. Craft and domestic beers can be purchased individually throughout the event. Except for the B3 VIP package, all tickets are general admission and unreserved seating will be available on the arena floor and in the raised stadium style seats. Sit-down and tall stand-up tables will also be available

Doors open at 5 p.m. and food and drink offerings will continue throughout the concert that will begin around 6 p.m.

Hits by Rare Earth include “Get Ready,” “I’m Losing You,” “Born To Wander” and “I Just Want To Celebrate.” Poco is known for songs such as “Crazy Love, “Heart Of The Night” and “Keep On Tryin’.” Over the years, Atlanta Rhythm Section scored big with “So into You,” “Spooky,” “Imaginary Lover” and “I’m Not Going To Let It Bother Me Tonight”; while Firefall recorded tunes such as “You Are The Woman” and “Just Remember I Love You”.

A limited number of VIP packages include close-by parking, express entry into the Q, unassigned seating in a VIP designated area in front of the stage with a dedicated restroom area, a plate of barbecue from Mission BBQ with a non-alcoholic beverage, served in a sit-down dining area along with four bourbon tastings (can be used alternatively for craft or domestic beer)for $99.

The BBQ Package, for $59 per ticket, is comprised of a concert ticket, express admission into the Q and a barbecue dinner comprised of up to three meats with a non-alcoholic beverage and up to three sides from Mission BBQ restaurant in Dover.

Tastings can be purchased the night of the show while supplies last. Other food selections and your choice of craft and domestic beers will also be available for purchase throughout the entire event.

Concert-only tickets will also be sold. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at

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