"I'm going to have some fun with the kids, but I also preach against drugs," he said. "And I always give a salute to the soldiers for serving this great country we live in."
Brown says he's the old-timer in his seven-member band these days.
"Most of them are young - they are 30 to 40," he said. They still meet regularly to rehearse, because "when you get the new young guys you have to show them the songs," he said.
Brown's band caps off three nights of free music at Ribfest.
Entertainment kicks off tonight with Area 51 Band at 7:30 followed by Wyatt Turner at 8:45 - he's the singer whose You Tube video of "You Remind Me of West Virginia" went viral earlier this summer.
Friday night music includes Southern Draw at 8 p.m. and Last Chance at 9 p.m.
Opening for Brown's Coasters tribute Saturday is Daddy Rabbit at 8 p.m.
Of course, the festival is built around food, including award-winning rib vendors from around the country as well as booths selling everything from crab cakes to macaroni and cheese.
Carnival rides will be set up for the kids and Sunday afternoon features an eating contest at 3 p.m. followed by an amateur ribs and sauce cookoff.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.