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

Check back after the event for results!


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.

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 BBQ
Got Smoke BBQ

Team Captain:
Will Wilson

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

Patio Daddio
Patio Daddio

Team Captain:
John Dawson

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

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, Rodeo Club
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner, Rodeo Club (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

Classic rock band from Arco/Idaho Falls, Idaho. Young musicians, Zane Danz, Tyler Danz, and Seth Reynolds, play classic covers and their own orginals.

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).



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Coming to a grill near you -
September 15, 2017

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 Ford Idaho Center and enjoy great food, beer and music!

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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 procucts 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...

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

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