Rock'N Brews and BBQ
The best of the best will be competing to hold the title as Idaho State BBQ Champ and go on to the National Championship.
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Rock'n Brews and BBQ

State Competition and Festival Day!


The State BBQ Champion will receive
an automatic invite to the
Jack Daniels National Championship.


Free Admisison For Public

This public event will be held at the
Boise Spectrum, September 16th, 2017!


Officially sanctioned by:


Proudly sponsored by:


2017 Rock 'N Brews and BBQ Festival Winners

Grand Champion: Got Smoke Bar-B-Que
Reserve Champion: Parrot Head Smokers


Overall Ranking:

  1. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 696.0000
  2. Parrot Head Smokers - 692.5144
  3. Montana Outlaw BBQ - 686.2860
  4. Smokey's BarBQue - 685.0972
  5. Smoke 324 BBQ - 684.5712
  6. B-S Outlaw BBQ - 679.3144
  7. MADDOG'S BBQ - 677.0972
  8. Team America - 674.7544
  9. Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ - 673.0740
  10. Utah BBQ Company - 667.8624
  11. Crooked Pigs BBQ - 661.6688
  12. Shock & Awe - 655.4056
  13. Gourmet Grills - 655.3600
  14. Pitmaster BarBQue Company - 654.7888
  15. Smoke-in-law BBQ - 654.1712
  16. Spuds BBQ Company - 649.0288
  17. Bowling Over Pigs - 646.7312
  18. Murphy Blues BBQ - 640.4228
  19. Phil and Lou BBQ - 635.2800
  20. Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ - 635.2684
  21. Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ - 630.7540
  22. White Cloud BBQ - 627.3256
  23. Owyhee BBQ - 624.4688
  24. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 618.1256
  25. Prehistoric Pit BBQ - 614.1484
  26. Smokin in Heels - 595.9548
  27. True Blue BBQ - 506.8112
  28. Rogue Nation BBQ Team - 485.5652


Category Rankings:

Chicken
  1. Parrot Head Smokers - 178.8572
  2. MADDOG'S BBQ - 177.7372
  3. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 174.8572
  4. Pitmaster BarBQue Company - 173.1200
  5. Smokey's BarBQue - 173.1200
  6. Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ - 172.5828
  7. Crooked Pigs BBQ - 170.3088
  8. Gourmet Grills - 170.2972
  9. Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ - 170.2972
  10. Team America - 170.2744
  11. Bowling Over Pigs - 169.1200
  12. True Blue BBQ - 167.9884
  13. Murphy Blues BBQ - 167.4172
  14. Shock & Awe - 164.5828
  15. Smoke-in-law BBQ - 164.5256
  16. Smoke 324 BBQ - 163.9656
  17. Utah BBQ Company - 163.3828
  18. Montana Outlaw BBQ - 162.3088
  19. B-S Outlaw BBQ - 161.6572
  20. Rogue Nation BBQ Team - 160.5256
  21. Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ - 155.9540
  22. White Cloud BBQ - 154.8228
  23. Spuds BBQ Company - 154.8116
  24. Smokin in Heels - 153.6916
  25. Prehistoric Pit BBQ - 150.8000
  26. Phil and Lou BBQ - 148.5256
  27. Owyhee BBQ - 146.8000
  28. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 146.7656
Ribs
  1. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 175.4400
  2. Parrot Head Smokers - 175.4172
  3. True Blue BBQ - 175.4056
  4. Smoke 324 BBQ - 174.8800
  5. Spuds BBQ Company - 174.2856
  6. B-S Outlaw BBQ - 171.9772
  7. Montana Outlaw BBQ - 170.2744
  8. Utah BBQ Company - 167.9656
  9. Smokin in Heels - 166.3200
  10. Smokey's BarBQue - 165.7144
  11. MADDOG'S BBQ - 162.8688
  12. Pitmaster BarBQue Company - 162.8460
  13. Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ - 162.8344
  14. Murphy Blues BBQ - 162.2400
  15. Team America - 161.6916
  16. Shock & Awe - 161.1200
  17. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 160.5488
  18. Rogue Nation BBQ Team - 158.7768
  19. Owyhee BBQ - 158.2744
  20. Bowling Over Pigs - 157.6800
  21. Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ - 157.6800
  22. Gourmet Grills - 154.8344
  23. Phil and Lou BBQ - 151.3944
  24. Smoke-in-law BBQ - 151.3484
  25. White Cloud BBQ - 150.8456
  26. Prehistoric Pit BBQ - 148.5028
  27. Crooked Pigs BBQ - 143.3828
  28. Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ - 139.3256
Pork
  1. Smokey's BarBQue - 180.0000
  2. Montana Outlaw BBQ - 177.1428
  3. Bowling Over Pigs - 174.2856
  4. Crooked Pigs BBQ - 174.2744
  5. Team America - 173.1084
  6. Gourmet Grills - 169.7372
  7. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 169.7028
  8. Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ - 169.6912
  9. Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ - 169.6912
  10. Phil and Lou BBQ - 169.1200
  11. B-S Outlaw BBQ - 168.5256
  12. Smoke 324 BBQ - 168.0228
  13. Smoke-in-law BBQ - 167.4400
  14. MADDOG'S BBQ - 166.8228
  15. Murphy Blues BBQ - 166.2284
  16. Owyhee BBQ - 164.5600
  17. Utah BBQ Company - 164.5484
  18. Smokin in Heels - 164.0000
  19. Pitmaster BarBQue Company - 162.8228
  20. Parrot Head Smokers - 162.2400
  21. White Cloud BBQ - 160.5600
  22. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 159.4284
  23. Shock & Awe - 158.8800
  24. Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ - 158.8684
  25. Prehistoric Pit BBQ - 154.8456
  26. Spuds BBQ Company - 151.3600
  27. True Blue BBQ - 0
  28. Rogue Nation BBQ Team - 0
Brisket
  1. Smoke 324 BBQ - 177.7028
  2. B-S Outlaw BBQ - 177.1544
  3. Montana Outlaw BBQ - 176.5600
  4. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 176.0000
  5. Parrot Head Smokers - 176.0000
  6. Crooked Pigs BBQ - 173.7028
  7. Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ - 173.1200
  8. Utah BBQ Company - 171.9656
  9. Smoke-in-law BBQ - 170.8572
  10. Shock & Awe - 170.8228
  11. Team America - 169.6800
  12. MADDOG'S BBQ - 169.6684
  13. Spuds BBQ Company - 168.5716
  14. Smokey's BarBQue - 166.2628
  15. Rogue Nation BBQ Team - 166.2628
  16. Phil and Lou BBQ - 166.2400
  17. True Blue BBQ - 163.4172
  18. White Cloud BBQ - 161.0972
  19. Gourmet Grills - 160.4912
  20. Prehistoric Pit BBQ - 160.0000
  21. Pitmaster BarBQue Company - 156.0000
  22. Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ - 155.9544
  23. Owyhee BBQ - 154.8344
  24. Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ - 153.0972
  25. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 151.3828
  26. Bowling Over Pigs - 145.6456
  27. Murphy Blues BBQ - 144.5372
  28. Smokin in Heels - 111.9432

Results of 2016

Our Great Sponsors for the 2017 Festival

About Our Event

Be a part of this inaugural event, sure to become a yearly favorite. Besides the delicious BBQ contest, the event will also features:

  • Admission to the events and parking are FREE!
  • Beer tasting from local Idaho breweries
  • Enjoy tasty ribs and other treats from local restaurants
  • An awesome line-up of local rock and blues bands
  • Local chef cooking and BBQ demonstrations
  • And great local vendors showcasing their products
10+
BBQ Contestants
Many
Bands
Lots
of Vendors
Tons
of great food

Great Local Brews

In addition to watching the barbecue masters work their magic, attendees can enjoy local "Idaho" beer tasting. We are coordinating with the local breweries to hold a beer competition in conjunction with the barbecue showdown.

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can purchase tickets ahead of event for $20. Tickets are on sale now. Unlimited tastings will be available for $30 (must be 21 or older) at the event.

The 2017 Competitors

Do you want to be part of this great event? Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 for details.
There is a 10% Military discount for all military bbq teams. Click here to see the prize money.

B-S Outlaw BBQ
B-S Outlaw BBQ

Team Captain:
Bob Stanfield

Big Daddy\'s Backyard BBQ
Big Daddy\'s Backyard BBQ

Team Captain:
Tobie Metzger

Bowling Over Pigs
Bowling Over Pigs

Team Captain:
Chuck

Crooked Pigs BBQ
Crooked Pigs BBQ

Team Captain:
Matt Hanson

Got Smoke Bar-B-Que
Got Smoke Bar-B-Que

Team Captain:
Will Wilson

Gourmet Grills
Gourmet Grills

Team Captain:
Craig Harris

MADDOG'S BBQ
MADDOG'S BBQ

Team Captain:
Pat Maddock

Montana Outlaw BBQ
Montana Outlaw BBQ

Team Captain:
Rick Hamilton

Murphy Blues BBQ
Murphy Blues BBQ

Team Captain:
Eric Murphy

Owyhee BBQ
Owyhee BBQ

Team Captain:
David Harrington

Parrot Head Smokers
Parrot Head Smokers

Team Captain:
John Nilges

Phil and Lou BBQ
Phil and Lou BBQ

Team Captain:
Phil McGrane

Pitmaster BarBQue Company
Pitmaster BarBQue Company

Team Captain:
Rob Harding

Prehistoric Pit BBQ
Prehistoric Pit BBQ

Team Captain:
Andy Rorex

Rogue Nation BBQ Team
Rogue Nation BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John Hunt and Darrell Shoemaker

Shock & Awe
Shock & Awe

Team Captain:
Kevin Call

Smoke 324 BBQ
Smoke 324 BBQ

Team Captain:
Tom Dreyer

Smoke-in-law BBQ
Smoke-in-law BBQ

Team Captain:
Tom Day

Smokey's BarBQue
Smokey's BarBQue

Team Captain:
James Jones

Smokin in Heels
Smokin in Heels

Team Captain:
Krystal Cleveland

Spuds BBQ Company
Spuds BBQ Company

Team Captain:
Joe Wollman

Swine Stewards BBQ Team
Swine Stewards BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John McDonnell

Team America
Team America

Team Captain:
Jason Stucki

True Blue BBQ
True Blue BBQ

Team Captain:
Chris Morrison

Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ
Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ

Team Captain:
Ryan Patterson

Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ
Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ

Team Captain:
Nelson White

Utah BBQ Company
Utah BBQ Company

Team Captain:
Melissa Astorga

Schedule of Events

Team Arrival & Prep
Friday September 15
9:00 am - 11 pm
BBQ Competition
Saturday September 16
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Entertainment & Public Events
Saturday September 16
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bands
The Carlos Danger Band
The 504 Plan
The Voltz

BBQ Competition arrival and prep day

Friday, September 15th

  • 9:00 am – Teams can start arriving
  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Food / Beer / Vendors Early Set-up
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Remove extra vehicles from competition areas after set up
  • 4:00 pm – Mandatory Cooks Meeting, Legends
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner, Legends (no host bar)
  • 11:00 pm – Quiet Time Begins

BBQ Competition Details (for the teams)

Saturday, September 16th

  • 6:30 am – Team Coffee & Donuts
  • 10:00 am – KCBS Judges Sign-In
  • 10:30 am – KCBS Judges Meeting
  • 12 noon – Chicken Turn-In
  • 12:30 pm – Pork Rib Turn-In
  • 1:00 pm – Pork Turn-In
  • 1:30 pm – Beef Brisket Turn-In
  • 3:00 pm – Awards Ceremony on Stage 2
  • 5:00 pm – Teams Depart

Entertainment

Saturday, September 16th

  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Carlos Danger
  • 12 noon to 2:30 pm – The Voltz
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – The 504 Plan
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Awards
  • 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm – The 504 Plan

Food & Drink

Saturday, September 16th

  • 8:00 am – Food & Beer Vendors Set-up
  • 11:00 am – Gates Open
  • 12 noon – Beerfest Opens
  • 4:45 pm – Beerfest Closes
  • 5:00 pm – Food Vendors Close

Band Lineup

The Carlos Danger Band

The Carlos Danger Band

The Carlos Danger Band is a local classic to modern, Rock & Roll cover band. We are made up of four veteran players with many years of playing professionally. We cover songs from bands like, The Cult, ZZ-Top,U2, Kings of Leon,etc. If you are ever in need of a no nonsense, easy going Rock & Roll outfit to play your event. Please contact us for details.

The 504 Plan

The 504 Plan

For the better part of a decade, the The 504 Plan has played family friendly regional outdoor festivals and town events (Eagle Fun Days, Downtown Nampa Nights, Payette Apple Blossom Festival, etc) as well as weddings and parties and the local club circuit. Not a blues band. Not a pop band. Not an 80's band. Simply good music from the inception of rock and roll to the present.

The 504 Plan is Dale Garrard on guitars, Layne Ward on vocals, Mike Corbett on harmonica and guitar, Bill Denton on drums, and Tasche Strieb on bass.

The Voltz

The Voltz

THE VOLTZ are brothers Tyler and Zane Danz along with Seth Reynolds. Lead vocalist Tyler plays bass and rhythm guitar, Zane keeps a beat on the drums and does back-up vocals, and lead guitarist Seth shreds the stage at every show while adding a back-up vocal here and there too. The addition of new 17 year old bassist Brittney Pauly is giving THE VOLTZ an added kick to their already rockin’ high energy shows. Tyler 16, Zane 19, and Seth 17 started playing together in the summer of 2013 after being students at the same music school for a couple of years. The boys started out with some great covers of AC/DC, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett, Poison, and Tom Petty to name a few. Now they rock their own songs too and even have a demo album of their first two singles, and a new cover or two always adds some fun to their shows!! THE VOLTZ have become a local favorite in Southeastern Idaho, being from Arco and Idaho Falls. They have repeatedly played at Brewfest, Alive After Five, Atomic Days, The East Idaho State Fair, and over 100 shows around southeast Idaho. If you haven’t seen them yet you are definitely in for a treat when you finally make it to one of their awesome classic rock shows. Like and follow them on Facebook to find your chance to see a concert, and get updates about their album.

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Governor "Butch" Otter has officially proclaimed September 16, 2017 to be Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day!

Join us for the great festival day at the Boise Spectrum and enjoy great food, beer and music!

View the Full Proclamation

Venue Info

Boise Spectrum
7709 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709


Reserve lodging today!

The Rock’N Brews & BBQ Festival has partnered with select hotels in the area to offer you and your family discounts and an opportunity to stay near the Ford Idaho Center where the festival will be held this year.

*Discounted rates available for Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 now through September 1, 2017. After this date, rates are subject to availability.

Hampton Inn & Suites at the Idaho Center

Phone: (208) 376-1000
7699 West Spectrum Street
Boise, ID 83709

Distance from Festival Site:
0.2 miles

Reserve Online
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my restaurant or brewery be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
When can I buy tickets?
All of the events are open to the public, like the bands and the car show. You can buy unlimited tasting tickets to the Beer Garden for $30 starting on August 15th, and individual vendors will have food and products available for sale.
How can my band be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
What bands will be at the event?
We're still in the process of booking great local bands, check back as we near the event date.
Where can my team go for beef, chicken and pork products?
The order form to order your meat for competition will be coming soon...

Tickets & Pricing

Do you enjoy great craft beer?


Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can buy tickets now for $20 and at the door for $30 (must be 21 or older, plus ticket fees).

$20
$30 at the door*
Unlimited Tastings
While supplies last.
Unlimited tastings
While supplies last.
Vote for your favorites
*Buy tickets online for $20 in advance, $30 at the door, plus ticket fees.
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