U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. will host the Duncan Family Barbecue on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.  Entertainment will be provided by country music legend and Grand Ole Opry member Joe Diffie, American Idol finalist Janelle Arthur, the 200-voice Crown College Choir and the David West Bluegrass Band.


The event is an East Tennessee tradition started by Duncan’s father, John J. Duncan Sr., in 1968 and since has become a staple for elected officials and constituents. The event is free and open to the public.


The Knoxville Civic Coliseum is located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.