The Toppenish Jr. Rodeo is counting on some blues to raise some green this Saturday at the Richie Blue Band's "Brews & BBQ No Bar Too Far" show. The event starts with dinner at 6, then some boogie'n blues at 8 at the Toppenish Eagles Lodge, 515 S. Division St.

The Fresno, Calif.-based band has been at it for 45 years. And even though guitarist Richie Blue is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, he's also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bakersfield Country Music Association. One way or another, figure on some music that'll put out as much smoke as the barbecue.

Proceeds benefit the junior rodeo, which is the first weekend in August.

Saturday's event is $25 for dinner only, $10 for music only -- or $30 if you're up for the whole evening. For more details, or to reserve tables and tickets, call (509) 580-0653.

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