Rock'n Brews and BBQ

State Competition and Festival Day!

The State BBQ Champion
will receive an invitation to the
Jack Daniels National Championship

Free Admisison For Public

This public event will be held at the
Boise Spectrum, September 8th, 2018!
Officially sanctioned by:
Proudly sponsored by:

Our Great Sponsors for the 2018 Festival

D&B Supply
Boise Spectrum
Legends Pub & Grill
Cordova Cooler
Connections Credit Union
Idaho Press
Boise Weekly
D&B Supply

D&B Supply

Steeped in rough-hewn western tradition, D&B Supply is a company built to serve the modern northwestern customer, including ranchers, farmers, and suburbanites who feel a sincere connection to the land and an affinity for an outdoor lifestyle.

We serve folks who work the land with tractors and fingers alike, growing acres of onions or a few gorgeous red tomatoes. Some of our best customers have hundreds of head of cattle grazing in wide open places, and others have a single labrador retriever or terrier patrolling a fenced and manicured backyard.

Our company is special because it shares a common set of values with our customers that we believe are especially important here in the Mountain West.



There’s nothing better than the aroma of freshly-baked bread just out of the oven. That’s why people living in Portland, Oregon have been drawn to the corner of NE 11th and Flanders for the past 110 years. It’s still the place to get a whiff of the fresh-from-the oven smell – courtesy of Franz Bakery.

Boise Spectrum

Boise Spectrum

We are the NEW Boise Spectrum!

We welcome you to the new Boise Spectrum! We’ve refreshed Boise’s original entertainment destination and look forward to your visit. We hope that you enjoy the wonderful changes that celebrate Boise’s roots and proud heritage. Our new design captures the spirit of Idaho’s rugged beauty and invites you to relax and enjoy our enhanced courtyard features and playground area.

Legends Pub & Grill

Legends Pub & Grill

We are a family friendly Sports Bar and Grill that offers lunch, dinner, and two happy hours! Come join us for game day, date night, or anytime!

Cordova Cooler

Cordova Cooler

Raised in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and being an extreme outdoor enthusiasts Scott knows what it takes to survive the harshest of environments, and what gear to bring with them. If you are on a grand adventure in the extreme temperatures of Alaska, relaxing on your favorite beach, or working an oil rig in Texas, know that your Cordova Cooler will not let you down. Proudly made in America and with more cooling power than anything else on the market.

Connections Credit Union

Connections Credit Union

Come experience the difference of a financial institution whose sole purpose is to serve you, not shareholders. Connections Credit Union is open to most persons, along with family members who live and work in Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Canyon, Cassia, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls counties. Membership also extends to businesses and other legal entities operating in those counties.

Idaho Press

Idaho Press

The roots of the Idaho Press-Tribune go back to December 1883.

Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly was founded in 1992 on the principle that “nothing contributes to the wellbeing of a community more than a good newspaper.



Be a part of our great community event! Contact us today to become a sponsor and have your business highlighted right here on our page.

Don't forget to check out our AWESOME SPONSORS in this list!

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
BBQ Contestants
of Vendors
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 $25. Tickets are on sale now. Unlimited tastings will be available for $30 (must be 21 or older) at the event.

Brewers Buy Tickets

The 2018 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 this year's prize money.
Big Bite BBQ

Team Captain:
Eric Brophy

Booties BBQ

Team Captain:

Crooked Pigs BBQ

Team Captain:
Matt Hanson

Deadwood Smoke

Team Captain:
Mike Wells

Fairly Odd BBQ

Team Captain:
James Parr


Team Captain:
Sean McCarthy


Team Captain:
Kevin McFarland

Got Smoke Bar-B-Que

Team Captain:
Will Wilson

Gourmet Grills

Team Captain:
Craig Harris


Team Captain:
Pat Maddock


Team Captain:
Scott Tharp

Murphy Blues BBQ

Team Captain:
Eric Murphy

Phil and Lou BBQ

Team Captain:
Phil McGrane

Pitmaster BarBQue Company

Team Captain:
Rob Harding

Pit Stop BBQ

Team Captain:
Bob Fruit

Prehistoric Pit BBQ

Team Captain:
Andy Rorex

Rogue Nation BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John Hunt

Shock & Awe

Team Captain:
Kevin Call

Smacdaddy BBQ

Team Captain:
Sheldon McIntyre

Smoke 324 BBQ

Team Captain:
Tom Dreyer

Smoke-in-law BBQ

Team Captain:
Tom Day

Smokin Torrnados

Team Captain:

Swine Stewards BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John McDonnell

Treasure State Smokehouse

Team Captain:
Troy Franklin

True Blue BBQ

Team Captain:
Chris Morrison

Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ

Team Captain:
Nelson White

Coming to a grill near you -
September 8, 2018

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day Proclamation

Rockin’ Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Governor “Butch” Otter has officially proclaimed September 8, 2018 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!

View the Full Proclamation

Tickets & Pricing

Do you enjoy great craft beer?

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 5pm. You can buy tickets now for $25 and at the door for $30 (must be 21 or older, plus ticket fees).

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Schedule of Events

Team Arrival & Prep
Friday September 7
BBQ Competition
Saturday September 8
Entertainment & Public Events
Saturday September 8
The Bands
The Voltz
The Weary Times

BBQ Competition arrival and prep day

Friday, September 7th

  • TBA

BBQ Competition Details (for the teams)

Saturday, September 8th

  • TBA


Saturday, September 8th

  • TBA

Food & Drink

Saturday, September 8th

  • 11am to 5pm

Band Lineup

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. Debut Album “THRILL RIDE” CD’s available -$10.00 at any of THE VOLTZ shows or from band members. THE VOLTZ album THRILL RIDE is also available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, and other usual digital outlets. Booking available at (208) 589-1546 or Facebook Messaging.

The Weary Times

The Weary Times is a Boise, ID based collective steeped in elements of Vintage Garage Blues, early Rock n Roll, and Soul. This five piece band is fronted by Michigan born signer songwriter Ryan Curtis and joined by Mike Simon on Guitar, Mike Swain on keys, Ike Borup on bass and Ben Wieland on drums.

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 Boise Spectrum where the festival will be held this year.

*Discounted rates available for Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 now through September 1, 2018. After this date, rates are subject to availability.

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 beer tasting tickets, which are on sale now for $25. At the door, beer tasting tickets will be $30, starting on August 7th. 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.

2018 Rock 'N Brews and BBQ Festival Winners

Check back after the event for results!
Results of 2017 Results of 2016