Barbecue Sundaes and Eli Mosley Music!

I had no idea how many Barbeque Festivals there are in the South! These guys are serious contenders for some of the biggest trophies I’ve ever seen. And they love Country Music and Eli Mosley and band!

This festival was in Grant, Fl. ¬†Eli’s band left early for the 3 hr. drive to the venue. Their stage time was from 10am-2pm. Grant Barbeque Festival has a nice stage facing the caravan of Barbeque and beer trucks. Crowds started really pouring in about 11am. For lunch, music, and craft show.

I have several jobs at festival shows. One is to sit in the middle of the crowd and applaud. Yes! I would anyway because I love Eli’ band’s performances, but it’ s surprising how many crowds hang back until someone applauds- then they enthusiastically take over. Group dynamics!

I also get to talk with fans! They come from all over. Once they’ve experienced one of Eli’s shows they follow his website and come to any performance they can. Two ladies came especially to get new pictures with the band. They’re keeping a photo journal as Eli climbs the entertainment ladder to success. I’ve met so many fun fans!

Would you like to know how to a Barbeque Sundae?

  • Use a soup bowl- cover the bottom with Barbeque pulled pork
  • next add a layer of baked beans
  • then add a layer or sweet coleslaw
  • over the top add drizzled Barbeque sauce



The Backstage Journey

Welcome to the world of Country Music!

My name is Bonita. I’m beginning this blog in the early stages of my son, Eli’s, music career. Yes, we had raised brows when Eli announced he wanted to change his college major to music/business and pursue his dream of writing and performing Country Music. It’s become a family passion and lots of fun!

We’ve all heard of soccer moms, and stage Moms. I’ve been to many concerts and festivals where I’ve met amazing hard working moms manning merchandise tables, or cheering on their talented sons and daughters. Our bleachers are usually lawn chairs or stadium seats. As you know, nearly every one of the big stars, with award in hand and tears in their eyes, say”thanks Mom!”

I’m the band Mom for Eli Mosley and his band. I’m going to tell you what it’s really like behind the guitars, microphones and lights. We have rewarding experiences and heartbreak. It’s hard work, a determined vision, and teamwork. There is magic when the crowd comes alive and loves you back and pretty tough when they don’t! That’s what we’re going to talk about.

On the way, I hope to bring you stories from other Country Music moms- both aspiring and famous. This is going to be fun! Let’s get to know each other and enjoy the road trip together!

Blessings, Bonita