Local musicians Alan and Valerie Brown, owners of the Bar-M Chuckwagon, will play at The Blu Pig for Valentine's Day. [Courtesy photo]

The Blu Pig restaurant will host a Valentine’s Day concert on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Local musicians Alan and Valerie Brown will be performing folk, classic rock, country, and blues tunes from 6 to 9 p.m., with plenty of love songs planned.

“We want people to have a spot (where) they can come with their significant other and have a fun, romantic evening,” The Blu Pig manager Jake Tanner said. “Alan and Valerie are perfect for that.”

In addition to the music, The Blu Pig will offer a two-person dinner special: an appetizer, steaks – ribeye or smoked prime rib – and dessert for $49.95. The bar will be serving Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails, Tanner said. Because the concert will be in the restaurant’s bar area, the event is restricted to those 21 and over. There will be no cover charge.

“Valentine’s Day is my personal favorite holiday, so I always like to play music on Valentine’s Day,” Valerie Brown said.

Brown and her husband Alan met in Nasvhille, Tennessee, before moving to Moab. They have been the owners of and performers at the Bar-M Chuckwagon north of town since 1992. She also works as a Realtor, and Alan works for local flashlight manufacturer Lazerbrite. Both are multi-instrumentalists – Alan plays electric and acoustic guitar, and the harmonica, while Valerie plays guitar and mandolin – as well as singers.

“We’re focusing more on love songs and anti-love songs,” Brown said of the night’s planned set list.

“Anti-love songs” might include tunes like Joe Jackson’s “Fools in Love,” she said.

“That’s one that we like to do.”

They enjoy taking audience requests, Brown said, and might surprise some audience members with their knowledge of obscure songs.

“I think my husband maybe is working on some Frank Sinatra love songs,” she added. “He may surprise me.”

The couple’s two sons, Garrett and Wyatt, are also guitarists, and Alan Brown said there’s a chance one or both might join the performance.

“I think that this is the third Valentine’s Day in a row that we’ve done there,” he said. “It’s a fun room to play. It’s a really good venue. We’re definitely looking forward to it.”

Tanner said the duo “seem to draw a good local crowd in here when they come and play.”

“They really connect with the audience when they’re performing,” he said. “I hope people get into the vibe of the music and want to come back for more.”

Last year, from March through December, The Blu Pig hosted live music seven nights a week with no cover charge, he added.

“It’s something we’re really trying to promote, and provide a spot for the local talent,” Tanner said.

Restaurant offers dinner special, themed cocktails

“I think that this is the third Valentine’s Day in a row that we’ve done there… We’re definitely looking forward to it.”

When: Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Blu Pig, 811 S. Main St.

Cost: No cover charge; $49.95 for dinner and dessert

Information: www.blupigbbq.com, or call 435-259-3333