21 April 2009

Music City BBQ Festival

I just read about a joint Memphis BBQ Network and KCBS contest that is going to be held in Nashville. The contest will take place August 28-30 at Riverfront Park. I am sure that a website will be coming soon, but here is the info that I found on Facebook:

Music City USA's first annual BBQ Festival will be held August 28, 29 & 30, 2009 downtown Nashville at Riverfront Park and First Ave.

The BBQ competition will host some 75 cook teams and has been jointly sanctioned by Memphis BBQ Network (MBN) and Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS). The Music Festival will headline local Music City talent. This Green event will benefit the Shriners Hospitals. http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals

Nashville’s Brian Hamilton, Tom Kiermaier and Frank Platt are organizing this event. Would you like to participate as a BBQ team, Judge or as a volunteer? Email us at musiccitybbq@comcast.net and we will get you involved.

This event is family friendly and open to all age groups. If you love BBQ, Music and Beer, plan a StayCation weekend of fun. We'll have interactive games for your kids along with food and crafts from local vendors and merchants.

I am not really sure how teams will get setup on the Riverfront, but I will leave that for someone else to figure out.


Joel Cook said...

well if the venue doesnt work out then there is a multi-million dollar parking lot across the water! It's good to hear of a Nashville comp though!

Michael Harrell said...

That's exciting. BBQ on the Riverfront? That could be very cool.

Frank said...

Thanks for blogging about Music City BBQ Festival. Luckly, Brian Hamilton is a Civil Engineer. That means he has the responsbilitiy for making sure it works.
We will be releasing more information as it becomes available. Please follow us on Facebook (Friends of Music City BBQ Festival)as we unfold the event.
And yes, the website is being developed.

Justin said...

Governor Bredesen has proclaimed August 29th Music City BBQ Festival Day and has declared the competition a Tennessee State Championship. This will give the winner a chance to be invite to Jack Daniels Invitational. Pleased join us as a team or sponsor or just to listen to over 16 hours of great Nashvegas music. Applications are available at www.musiccitybbqfestival.com