Backyard BBQ Festival ~

May 27 & 28, 2022

We are kicking off summer with our first Backyard BBQ Festival presented by The Glessner Group. It’s a full weekend of  beer, bourbon, bands, bacon, biscuits and some of the best BBQ from around the country! Throughout the weekend we will feature live entertainment on three different stages by local and national acts, including a live concert by the Gin Blossoms, with special guests The Clarks. 

Festival events and activities are open to the public. Tickets for the Gin Blossoms and The Clarks concert are on sale now!

Check back often to this page for updates.

Know Before You Go
  • Gin Blossoms & The Clarks photo

    Gin Blossoms & The Clarks

    Join us for a live concert on Saturday, May 28 featuring the Gin Blossoms with special guests, The Clarks!

    5:30 p.m. | Camp Russel Gates Open

    7:30 p.m. | The Clarks

    9:00 p.m. | Gin Blossoms

    Buy Tickets

  • Live Music photo

    Live Music

    We’ve got you covered with music. Listen to the sweet sounds of rock-n-roll all weekend!

    Friday, May 27

    5 – 6:30 p.m. | Drake & Volhl (Stage A)

    7 – 10 p.m. | Jukebox (Stage A)

    Saturday, May 28

    Noon – 2 p.m. | The Muddle (Stage A)
    3:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Punching Oswald (Stage A)

    Free and open to the public

  • Master of All You

    Master of All You "Sear"

    Our expert pit masters will perform demonstrations that include prepping and cooking Beer Can Chicken, wings, ribs and more at our BBQ School. Just think of it as a Master Class in “Deliciousness.”

    Friday, May 27

    6 p.m. | BBQ & A: Meet the pros and learn the basics

    Saturday, May 28

    11 a.m. | Q School: Pork

    1 p.m. | Q School: Poultry

    3 p.m. | Q School: Beef

    5 p.m. | Q School: Sauce vs Rubs

  • Good Libations! photo

    Good Libations!

    Join us at our Shelter of Libations where you will enjoy a wide selection of craft and domestic beer. There will be a fantastic assortment of wine and a bourbon tasting station that will surely put you behind the barrel.

  • I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back! photo

    I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back!

    Our Little Piggy Play Station will include a bouncy house, bubble zone and magic show that will keep children of all ages entertained all day.

  • Vendors photo

    Vendors

    Holy Rollers Donut Truck
    Chef’s Table
    Mason Dixon BBQ
    The Wood Fired Pizza Company
    Ig’s Pigs BBQ
    Hangover BBQ
    Kona Ice
    Steel City Chimneys
    Cruzin Cuisine
    Jim’s Smokin’ Que
    Ideal Provisions

Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, May 27

5 p.m. | Festival Begins (Festival is free and open to public)

  • BBQ Vendors & Food Trucks
  • Little Piggies Fun Zone

5 – 6:30 p.m. | Live Music: Drake & Volhl (Stage A)

6 p.m. | BBQ & A: Meet the Pros (Stage B)

7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music: Jukebox (Stage A)

 

Saturday, May 28

11 a.m. | Festival Opens (Festival is free and open to public)

  • BBQ Vendors & Food Trucks
  • Bourbon Tasting
  • Little Piggies Fun Zone

11 a.m. | Q School: Pork (Stage B)

Noon – 2 p.m. | Live Music: The Muddle (Stage A)

1 p.m. | Q School: Poultry (Stage B)

2:30 p.m | Backyard Magic Show (Stage A)

3 p.m. | Q School: Beef (Stage B)

3:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Live Music: Punching Oswald (Stage A)

5 p.m. | Q School: Sauce vs Rubs (Stage B)

5:30 p.m. | Camp Russel Gates Open for Main Concert (This is a ticketed event)

7:30 p.m. | The Clarks (Stage C) (ticketed event)

9:00 p.m. | Gin Blossoms (Stage C) (ticketed event)

Fireworks following show! (Stage C)

*Schedule of events subject to change.