Bands 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 14th, 2019!
Officially sanctioned by:
Proudly sponsored by:

Our Great Sponsors for the 2019 Festival

D&B Supply
Franz
Boise Spectrum
Legends Pub & Grill
Connections Credit Union
Idaho Press
Boise Weekly
LeafFilter
YOUR BUSINESS HERE
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.

Franz

Franz

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!

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 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.

IMAGINE YOUR LOGO RIGHT HERE

AND YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE

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 our 4th year event Sept 14th, Noon to 5pm at the Boise Spectrum, sure to become your favorite event. Besides the delicious BBQ contest, the event will also features:

  • Admission to the events and parking are FREE!
  • Beer tasting from local Idaho breweries- $25 pass in advance and $30 at door
  • Local  food vendors
  • An awesome line-up of local rock and blues bands
  • Sampling starts at 1:30 pm with Competition BBQ– you can buy BBQ Bux at the door
  • And great local vendors showcasing their products
  • This event is a KCBS Sanctioned State Championship- Pitmasters from all around the Country will come out to compete to be the best and win Grand Champion. We ask all to please respect teams as they are deep in competition and turn ins from noon to 1:30pm. We then open up the gates so that all spectators can go and sample from some of the teams Competition BBQ. You can buy BBQ Buxs in advance at the information table. If we run out of BBQ samples we will do refunds on the BUXs. This is an experience that you should not miss.
25+
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.

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can purchase tickets ahead of event. Tickets are on sale April 1st .  (must be 21 or older) at the event.

Brewers Buy Tickets

The 2019 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.
Big Daddy BBQ

Team Captain:
Hoss Griggs

Crooked Pigs BBQ

Team Captain:
Matt Hanson

FARVA-Q

Team Captain:
Sean McCarthy

Gourmet Grills

Team Captain:
Craig Harris

MFT

Team Captain:
Scott Tharp

Parrot Head Smokers

Team Captain:
John Nilges

Smokey and the Riblets

Team Captain:
Andrew Geary

Patio Daddio

Team Captain:
John Dawson

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

Smoke-in-law BBQ

Team Captain:
Tom Day

Swine Stewards BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John McDonnell

Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ

Team Captain:
Ryan Patterson

UFF DA Q BBQ Team

Team Captain:
Daron Tanberg

Uncle Woody's Smoke n' Hot BBQ

Team Captain:
Nelson White

Team Captain:
Jerry Johnson

Salt City Barbecue

Team Captain:
Rusty Monson

Jager Q

Team Captain:
Trevor Jager

G and L BBQ

Team Captain:
Greg Reighard

The California Grill Billies

Team Captain:
Dennis Daniel

Black Horn BBQ

Team Captain:
Josh Bartunek

Meat Sweats

Team Captain:
Cody Perryman

Bart's Blazin Q

Team Captain:
David Bart

Coming to a grill near you -
September 14, 2019

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day Proclamation

Rockin’ Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Governor “Butch” Otter has officially proclaimed September 14, 2019 to be Rockin’ Brews and BBQ Festival Day!

Join us for the great festival day at Boise Spectrum 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 April 1st (must be 21 or older, plus ticket fees).

Buy  Tickets

 

Tickets $25 in advance and then $30 at door.

 

 

What do you get for $25 ticket: samples of local “Idaho” breweries and ciders. There are more then 15 breweries that will be represented.

Schedule of Events

Team Arrival & Prep
Friday September 13
BBQ Competition
Saturday September 14
Entertainment & Public Events
Saturday September 14
The Bands

BBQ Competition arrival and prep day

Friday, September 13th

  • Set-up

BBQ Competition Details (for the teams)

Saturday, September 14th

  • TBA

Entertainment

Saturday, September 14th

  • TBA

Food & Drink

Saturday, September 14th

  • 11am to 5pm

Band Lineup

TBA

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 13 and Saturday, September 14 now through September 1, 2018. 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

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 13th. 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

Grand Champion: SMOKE324
Reserve Champion: Crooked Pigs


Overall Ranking:

  1. SMOKE324 - 700.0000
  2. Crooked Pigs - 690.8000
  3. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 690.3088
  4. JERIMIAH JOHNSON MOUNTAIN MAN BBQ - 682.7884
  5. BOOTIES BBQ - 677.6000
  6. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 676.5716
  7. PITMASTER BARBQUE COMPANY - 675.4288
  8. On The Fly - 672.5828
  9. SLOW PORKIN' - 667.8856
  10. Shock & Awe - 662.2516
  11. FARVA-Q - 655.9428
  12. TRUE BLUE BBQ - 655.3600
  13. Patio Daddio - 650.7656
  14. Deadwood Smoke - 650.7084
  15. BIG BITE BBQ - 650.6968
  16. Pit Stop BBQ - 647.4860
  17. Smoking Torr Neddo - 647.4172
  18. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 646.2628
  19. Hawaiian Five-O Plus BBQ - 638.6972
  20. Murphy Blues - 635.3484
  21. PREHISTORIC PIT - 633.5884
  22. Gourmet Grills - 627.2456
  23. Rogue Nation BBQ - 613.5204
  24. MFT - 572.4116
  25. Uncle Woody's BBQ - 572.1600


Category Rankings:

Chicken
  1. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 176.0228
  2. BOOTIES BBQ - 173.1200
  3. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 172.5600
  4. PITMASTER BARBQUE COMPANY - 170.2972
  5. TRUE BLUE BBQ - 170.2856
  6. Crooked Pigs - 169.1200
  7. Hawaiian Five-O Plus BBQ - 166.8344
  8. SLOW PORKIN' - 166.8228
  9. PREHISTORIC PIT - 165.0856
  10. Shock & Awe - 164.5372
  11. JERIMIAH JOHNSON MOUNTAIN MAN BBQ - 164.5372
  12. BIG BITE BBQ - 164.5140
  13. Smoking Torr Neddo - 164.0228
  14. SMOKE324 - 163.9772
  15. On The Fly - 163.4400
  16. Deadwood Smoke - 161.6456
  17. Gourmet Grills - 160.5256
  18. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 157.1312
  19. MFT - 156.0000
  20. Pit Stop BBQ - 155.4400
  21. Patio Daddio - 151.4056
  22. FARVA-Q - 151.3828
  23. Murphy Blues - 151.3600
  24. Rogue Nation BBQ - 151.3600
  25. Uncle Woody's BBQ - 102.5716
Ribs
  1. SMOKE324 - 178.8800
  2. Patio Daddio - 178.8572
  3. Crooked Pigs - 176.5716
  4. PITMASTER BARBQUE COMPANY - 173.7144
  5. JERIMIAH JOHNSON MOUNTAIN MAN BBQ - 172.5828
  6. On The Fly - 171.4056
  7. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 170.8572
  8. Pit Stop BBQ - 170.3200
  9. BIG BITE BBQ - 170.2972
  10. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 169.7260
  11. FARVA-Q - 167.4172
  12. SLOW PORKIN' - 167.3944
  13. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 164.5488
  14. Murphy Blues - 163.4056
  15. Smoking Torr Neddo - 162.2400
  16. TRUE BLUE BBQ - 160.5600
  17. Deadwood Smoke - 160.5372
  18. BOOTIES BBQ - 159.3600
  19. Shock & Awe - 155.9656
  20. PREHISTORIC PIT - 152.5256
  21. Rogue Nation BBQ - 147.3716
  22. Hawaiian Five-O Plus BBQ - 147.3600
  23. Gourmet Grills - 146.8000
  24. Uncle Woody's BBQ - 146.2172
  25. MFT - 141.1200
Pork
  1. SMOKE324 - 177.1428
  2. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 175.4628
  3. JERIMIAH JOHNSON MOUNTAIN MAN BBQ - 175.4056
  4. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 174.2856
  5. Crooked Pigs - 173.7028
  6. BOOTIES BBQ - 173.1200
  7. Pit Stop BBQ - 170.8800
  8. SLOW PORKIN' - 170.2856
  9. On The Fly - 169.1772
  10. PITMASTER BARBQUE COMPANY - 169.1544
  11. BIG BITE BBQ - 168.5256
  12. Shock & Awe - 168.0116
  13. Deadwood Smoke - 167.9884
  14. TRUE BLUE BBQ - 167.9772
  15. FARVA-Q - 166.2856
  16. Uncle Woody's BBQ - 164.5484
  17. PREHISTORIC PIT - 162.2856
  18. Hawaiian Five-O Plus BBQ - 161.6684
  19. Murphy Blues - 160.5600
  20. MFT - 158.2972
  21. Smoking Torr Neddo - 158.2628
  22. Gourmet Grills - 157.6572
  23. Patio Daddio - 156.5600
  24. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 156.0000
  25. Rogue Nation BBQ - 147.3716
Brisket
  1. SMOKE324 - 180.0000
  2. Shock & Awe - 173.7372
  3. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 172.5600
  4. BOOTIES BBQ - 172.0000
  5. Crooked Pigs - 171.4056
  6. FARVA-Q - 170.8572
  7. JERIMIAH JOHNSON MOUNTAIN MAN BBQ - 170.2628
  8. On The Fly - 168.5600
  9. Rogue Nation BBQ - 167.4172
  10. Patio Daddio - 163.9428
  11. SLOW PORKIN' - 163.3828
  12. Smoking Torr Neddo - 162.8916
  13. Hawaiian Five-O Plus BBQ - 162.8344
  14. Swine Stewards BBQ Team - 162.2744
  15. PITMASTER BARBQUE COMPANY - 162.2628
  16. Gourmet Grills - 162.2628
  17. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 161.7144
  18. Deadwood Smoke - 160.5372
  19. Murphy Blues - 160.0228
  20. Uncle Woody's BBQ - 158.8228
  21. TRUE BLUE BBQ - 156.5372
  22. PREHISTORIC PIT - 153.6916
  23. Pit Stop BBQ - 150.8460
  24. BIG BITE BBQ - 147.3600
  25. MFT - 116.9944


Special Category:

Potatoes!
  1. SMOKE-IN-LAW - 176.5600
  2. Rogue Nation BBQ - 172.5484
  3. FARVA-Q - 169.7256
  4. Smoking Torr Neddo - 168.0228
  5. Deadwood Smoke - 166.8684
  6. BIG BITE BBQ - 166.2628
  7. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 163.9772
  8. Murphy Blues - 160.5600
  9. Shock & Awe - 154.8456

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