80 Proof Engine adds local flair to Blues Brews and Barbecue

If you’ve spent enough time listening to live music in the area you’ve more than likely heard the stylings of 80 Proof Engine, and are already pumped to see them.
And if not well, you’ve missed out.

The band’s been around since 2009 bringing its own blend of what upright bassist and vocalist Dustin Nesser described as “Pumped Up Party Bluegrass,” or nasty grass.

What does that exactly mean?  Traditional bluegrass meets high-octane tempos, with relatable and honest original lyrics.

The band has Newton roots and has often performed at venues such as Moxie’s and the Coneburg when not doing shows in Winfield or Wichita.  Now they’ll take the stage at Athletic Park.

Blues Brews and Barbecue will also feature Pretend Friend, Bag of Blues, and Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations.
On tap will be craft beers from Walnut River, Salt City as well as a few domestics and wine. Local favorites Wings and Tails Barbecue and TacoMike will be feeding the hungry crowd.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Music starts at 4 p.m. and will till 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Harveycountynow.com/bbb.



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