BBQ Music Fest

August 19-21, 2022

Friday 5-10PM | Saturday 12-10PM | Sunday 12-8PM

Times are subject to change without notice. Children 12 and under are FREE (food, drinks, and All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village are not included).

The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as the battle rages on...

Welcome to the official website of the the BBQ Music Fest.

The 2022 BBQ Music Fest will be held on August 19-21 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 and illusion shows as seen on America's Got Talent (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, sing along to all your favorite songs at the karaoke lounge with a live band (Fri. & Sat. night) and more.

Award-winning national BBQ pitmasters will make their way to the festival to battle it out against local barbecue gurus (grillers) 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 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.

Battle for amateur pitmasters - Sunday, August 21, 2022.

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST: Grillers will battle it out among themselves to see if they've got what it takes to be the next BBQ champ. More than 25 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 21, 2022 at 1:30PM.

2019 Entertainment Highlights

Boogie Star

High energy 70's theme band playing all of your favorite Disco and Funk dance hits of the era in full costume and choreography. Get Down Tonight with Boogie Star! PLAYING FRIDAY.

Shotgun Jefferson

Shotgun Jefferson is a Southern California based Country Rock band, well known for their energetic “Rock Show” performances. PLAYING SATURDAY.

Fast Times
Ultimate 80’s Tribute

Southern California’s biggest 80’s show. Playing all your favorites from the 80’s Depeche Mode, The Cure, Guns N Roses, Journey, Bon Jovi, Metallica and many many more. PLAYING SATURDAY.

The Trip

A high energy, genuine cover rock band that takes you on a fun-filled musical journey through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's … as well as today’s Top 40 and rock hits. PLAYING SUNDAY.

All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village

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

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.

Capture the moment adorning fun props in front of a themed backdrop. Share your souvenir ePhotos with family and friends.
BBQ Teams - The Battle is On...

The Battle is On...
Pitmasters vs. Locals

The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as award-winning pitmasters battle local barbeque grillers.

Acclaimed winning national BBQ Cooking Teams vs. local grillers who will be going head-to-head in match-ups to dethrone the title holders. WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE ULTIMATE TITLE? That's the question waiting to be answered!
You Be the Judge

People's Choice

Vote for your People's Choice Favorite to be awarded at the end of the competition. Each attendee will be issued one (1) People’s Choice Voting Ticket to be deposited in your favorite BBQ Team’s ballot box. LOOK FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT BOXES (located in front of the Souvenir E-Photo Booth) AND BE SURE TO VOTE!

Backyard BBQ Competition

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST: Grillers will battle it out among themselves to see if they've got what it takes to be the next BBQ champ.

These 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 21, 2022 at 1:30PM.
Karaoke Lounge with Live Band

Karoake Lounge (Fri. & Sat.) — SING WITH A LIVE BAND!

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT 7-10PM on the Second Stage. Included in general admission.

Join us center stage and become the lead singer of a rocking live band! Live band karaoke features a live band. Choose from a wide selection of songs. Every song is presented with high-quality scrolling lyrics displayed on video backgrounds and stage props are included to dress up in. Everybody should be a rockstar once in their life so come join us and experience a new twist on karaoke.

Come Have a Toe-tappin, BBQ-eatin’ Good Time!

U.S. Active Military Personnel FREE ADMISSION

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 and drinks.

International Food Court

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).

Activities For All Ages

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 and illusion shows as seen on America's Got Talent (Sun.), arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting, games, and more for you to explore at the Fountain Valley Sports Park — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.

WE GOT GAME — Live Sports Tent

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™

Local BBQ Griller in Action

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

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.