Despite the heat and threat of rain, thousands came out for this year’s Grub & Groove, which took place over two nights at Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover.

Gospel enthusiasts got a real treat on Fri. night, Aug. 16, which included national Gospel artists Chrystal Rucker, J. Moss, James Fortune, Zacardi Cortez and local gospel artist, Roy Moye III.

The featured Gospel artist was John P. Kee. Special recognition was given to local pastors for their work within the community, especially Pastor Lincoln Montgomery.

The R& B performance on Sat., Aug. 17, bought out an even larger crowd to see national-recording artists Glenn Jones, Michele’, Jon B, and legendary bands Lakeside, Midnight Star and Zapp. The emcee for the weekend was MC Lightfoot.

Special acknowledgements were given to former state Sen. Rip Gooch and former Kansas City Chief Curtis McClinton Jr.

This is the fifth year that Grub & Groove has been held in the Wichita area by promoter Chuck Byrd of Platform Productions.