Entertainment Schedule



You will get the chance to talk to and watch teams (some you might recognize from TV) as they get ready to compete for one of the highest payouts in the country. All the while, some of the best barbecue restaurants/vendors around will have great food for sale. Check out the music line-up to see the spectacular Friday night entertainment featured on 2 stages!

Friday Entertainment Schedule

While the BBQ Masters are in the pit, attendees can enjoy a wide variety of fun filled activities including two stages of live music from local entertainment, kid zone, patron games & walking circus performers.

Gates Open5:00 pm - 11:00 pmMain Gateway
Entertainment – Main Stage5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Cincy Brass
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm: The Sonny Morman Group
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Naked Karate Girls
Main Stage
Entertainment - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Patron Contest Game
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Lagniappe
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Patron Contest Game
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: 90 Proof Twang
10:00 pm: Patron Contest Game
Yeatman Cove Stage



Come enjoy the crisp air and smell of barbecue throughout the park! Cheer on your favorite professional and backyard teams as they race to beat the clock to turn in their barbecue. After turn in, Kansas City Barbecue Society judges will take and rank the food to select the River Grill's Grand Champion and Grand Reserve along with the best in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, and Beef Brisket.

Saturday Entertainment Schedule

Enjoy a brew from Moerlein Lager House as you listen to live local music. Check out the Kids Zone near the Main Stage featuring face painting, inflatable bouncers and an obstacle course fun for all ages!

Gates Open12:00 – 9:00 pmMain Gateway
Entertainment – Main Stage12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Daniel Martin Moore
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: P. Ann Price & The All Star Band
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Awards Ceremony
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm: DV8
Main Stage
Entertainment & Patron Contest Games – Yeatman’s Cove12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Patron Contest Game
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project
3:00 pm - Montgomery Inn Rib Eating Contest
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: The Tillers
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Patron Contest Games
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Devils Due
8:00 pm - Patron Contest Games
Yeatman Cove Stage