The monthly Hoot takes another themed turn for its September happening, dubbed the "Blues & BBQ" edition. But don't expect a bunch of craggy old-timers wailing about hard times and lost love. On deck for Monday's show are 30-year-old Mississippi guitarist Jarekus Singleton, who blends traditional blues sounds with funk, hip hop and soul; new Athens project Wrenn, a blues-informed pop collaboration between singer Erin Notarthomas and guitarist Chris Padgett; and local fingerpicker Marion Montgomery, who will be joined by Glyn Denham on dobro and harmonica. As for the "BBQ" portion of the event's name, the Melting Point will unveil its new outdoor patio and a food smoker Monday, so expect specials and sunshine to boot.
7 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com