Welcome to the 2010 Music City BBQ Festival Located on First Ave at Riverfront Park at the foot of world famous downtown Honkytonk Lower Broadway, the festival will be visited by an estimated crowd of over 25,000 people !
The festival is organized by a volunteer team of over 400 people who will donate over 10,000 community service hours to make sure we are able to give a portion of the proceeds to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals, the Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hosptial at Vanderbilt and the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge and Camp Horizon.
The 2010 Music City BBQ Festival will kick off on Saturday August 21st with the return of the popular “Swine Ball”. For those who remember this event, last held in 2005, you will recall a fun filled evening of music and BBQ. We’ll keep you posted on the venue and music lineup.
On Friday and Saturday, August 27th and 28th, the festival will continue with over 100 BBQ cook teams will competing for cash and prizes in a Tennessee State Champion event sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society. Saturday will also find events at the Grand Ol’ Porker Arena including a “Peoples Choice Award”, where you can sample the teams fare, a Viking Cooking demonstration and a mini brew fest. And don’t forget about our Kid Fun Zone.
Did we mention the we are Music City. And where else are you going to find the best music on Friday and Saturday nights than on the Grand Ol’ Porker Stage. Saturday night will feature singer songwriter Lee Roy Parnell opening for our headliner Delbert McClenton. Friday night’s exciting line up will be announced soon, so stay tuned.