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Book People , 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX Wednesday, May 25th at 7 PM

TV Host and Barbecue Expert STEVEN RAICHLEN

In Conversation With Local Legend Aaron Franklin

Book signing (by both!) to follow.

Join us this evening for great food and lively conversation as Steven Raichlen presents his new book, Project Smoke. Aaron Franklin, from Franklin Barbecue, will be on hand serving up some delicious food in our parking lot starting at 5:30, while local musicians Paige & Ahnna serenade the crowd.

At 7 PM, the party will shift up to our second floor where Steven Raichlen and Aaron Franklin will appear in conversation about Steven's new book and all things barbecue.


The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Project Smoke from BookPeople. Books and tickets are now available to pre-order. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to letter after the speaking portion of the event. You must show your line ticket at the Franklin smoker in order to sample the food. If you can't make the event but would still like a signed copy, add the book to your shopping cart and write SIGNED COPY in the comments field at checkout.

SXSW- Ultimate Louisiana Party

Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th Street, Austin

Event held during South by Southwest, featuring musical host Henry Turner Jr. with multiple live bands, vendor village, visual artists, food and more…

Baton Rouge, LA…The Ultimate Louisiana Party is pleased to announce the exciting stage lineups for the three day event being held at the historic Victory Grill, March 11 through March 13, 2016, during South by Southwest. The family friendly festival features live bands, a vendor village, visual artists, food and more. Musical host is Henry Turner Jr. Show times are Friday from 6:00pm to 1:00am, Saturday from 12 noon to 1:00am and Sunday from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults. $5.00 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. Three day passes for adults are $25.00 and $10.00 for children. The venue is located at 1104 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702. For more information please log on to or call 225-802-9681. Venue phone number is 512-291-6211 and web information is at Co-sponsor is the CE (Cutting Edge) Conference of the Music Business Institute, a non-profit organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The festivals’ diverse range of talent and musical genres include Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Soul, Hip/Hop, Americana, Folk, Alternative and Pop! Bands, duos, trios and soloists are coming in for the shows from Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, California, Tennessee, and of course all throughout Texas. There is music to please everyone, and some of the bands are using this to debut their new and or upcoming releases. So come, enjoy and listen to all the wonderful music and have some downhome fun at the Ultimate Louisiana Party.

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