Welcome to the official website of the the BBQ Music Fest.
The 2019 BBQ Music Fest will be held on August 16-18 in an outdoor family park atmosphere at Fountain Valley Sports Park in Fountain Valley, California.
It's a three-day BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment from local bands, a smokin’ food court (including non-BBQ related items), cantinas, arts and crafts, a children's area with animal variety show and petting zoo (Sat.), magic show with balloon sculptures (Sun.) and games. Taste and experience firsthand the fiery chicken, pulled pork, tri-tip, pork ribs, sausages... and sides (all available for purchase) that makes barbecue so popular in the USA — all while you enjoy taking an E-picture at the free souvenir photo booth, catch a game at the live sports tent, karaoke lounge with live band (Fri. & Sat. night), hold a snake at the Interactive Live Reptile Exhibit, pig out at the All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village and more.
Award-winning national BBQ pitmasters (like Blazin Broncos (Ohio), Porky-N-Beans (Florida)...) will make their way to the festival to battle it out against local barbecue gurus (grillers) (like Q Smokehouse (Long Beach, CA), The Smoking Ribs (Garden Grove, CA), Bludso's Bar & Que (Los Angeles, CA)...) for grand title for the Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Trust us, the competition will be intense and the flavors rich in a fierce effort to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.
First place winners from seasons past are all returning to battle it out among new comers as well...It’s time to grab the family, put on loose clothes, come with an empty stomach and head to the BBQ Music Fest Extravaganza, right here in Southern California.
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH: Grillers will battle it out among themselves to see if they've got what it takes to be the next BBQ champ. More than 20 BBQ backyard chefs will face off to take home the prize and grand title. It’s an event that allows anyone who wants to “get their feet wet” in the world of BBQ competition to do so. Festival goers will get a firsthand look at how seriously barbequers take their grilling as they show off their skills. You can look, smell and often taste. If you ask when a team isn’t busy preparing an entry for the judges, you can get some practical tips on how to improve your home barbeque cooking skills.
These amateur pitmasters will face a table of four official judges and four judges of their peers (at random draw). YOU CAN BE A JUDGE! We'll draw judges at random on August 18, 2019 at 1:30PM.
Indulge your cravings of BBQ meats and treats at the All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village. You can easily spend over a hundred dollars a la carte just sampling the award winning participating BBQ cooking teams irresistible pork ribs, chicken, pulled pork, sides, desserts, then add drinks, guaranteed seating and unlimited access to enjoy all the festivities while you dine — it is a great deal. Seating is limited.
The exclusive VIP Rib Village is under a large canopy tent to keep you cool, front stage with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit, VIP Bar, Private VIP Restroom Facilities (ADA-compliant), and assigned seating. Includes 5 drinks* a $50 Savings (beer and wine and non-alcoholic beverages). *Must be 21 years of age or older to be served alcohol within festival area. Proper I.D. with birth date is required. $99 Adults / $35 Young Adults* (10 to 16 years of age) / $18 Kids* (up to 9 years of age). *UNDER THE AGE OF 17 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN VIP RIB VILLAGE TICKET HOLDING ADULT.
FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. Get dressed up in hats, bandanas, mustaches, cowboy gear and more — We Got it All!! Many props to choose from to make it fun to get your picture taken. It’s FREE! Ready or not...there’s a new sheriff in town and your wanted for having too much fun! SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! On a first-come, first-served basis.
Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate 1 Entrance). Does not include food, drinks or All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village.
There'll be a food court to indulge your cravings of BBQ meats (Sausage, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, Tri-Tip, Chicken...) and treats, including non-BBQ related items Mexician, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts along with adult beverages (beer, wine and specialty drinks).
Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, free souvenir e-photo, live sports tent, animal variety show and petting zoo (Sat.), magic show, and balloon scultpures (Sun.), live interactive reptile exhibit, arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting, games, All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village and more for you to explore at the Fountain Valley Sports Park — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.
Watch your favorite sporting event on our TV Wall while you dine and drink at the BBQ Music Festl! Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding college/professional sports action like never before. SPONSORED BY DIRECTV™
The support we receive from our sponsors every year is tremendous. It allows The BBQ Music Fest to continue in its quest to not only provide our attendees to the Festival with a fun and exciting time, but to continue giving back to our local community.