Save the date for the sixth annual Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, returning to downtown Chandler on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
Headlining this year’s entertainment will be the Eli Young Band, best known for their double platinum single, “Crazy Girl” which earned them the ACM Award in 2011 for Song of the Year. Other popular hits include “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”.
“I’m thrilled to have Eli Young Band as our headlining act for this year’s festival. The entertainment bill continues to grow each year and I couldn’t be happier with our amazing country lineup for 2015,” said Landon Evans, event coordinator.
Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2015 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will be bigger and better than ever with a newly expanded stage, more BBQ pitmasters and the newly added eating competition zone for finger lickin’ good times.
With more than 60 pit masters from across the nation set to please the masses with their mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, this year’s event will serve up a heaping helping of delicious grub. To wash down all that BBQ, enjoy over 200 kegs of SanTan Brewing Company’s craft beer including their Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer, LimeLeaf Cream Ale, HopShock IPA, Devil’s Ale and more.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, doors open at noon and close at 10 p.m. The festival will span the entire AJ Chandler Park East and West as well as connecting Arizona Ave., which will be closed from Buffalo St. to Boston St. in downtown Chandler.
Presale general admission tickets are available for $12 online at www.chandlerbbq.com and will be $15 at the gate day of. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free.
Be sure to “like” this event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bbq.beer.music and follow on Twitter @BBQBEERFESTIVAL for entertainment announcements, a chance to win free tickets and more event details as they roll out.
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival official sponsors include; Bashas’, Alliance Beverage, Crescent Crown Distributing, Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, SanTan Brewing Co, 102.5 KNIX, Poore Brothers, Clean Air Cab, BBQ Island, Phoenix New Times, Local First AZ, Yelp, Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits, One Community, Phoenix Bites, and Local Lily who all remind you to enjoy BBQ and beer responsibly.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing assistance to wounded military and their families with job placement and securing mortgage free homes, post traumatic stress disorder counseling, adaptive clothing and much more. For more information about the Boot Campaign, visit www.bootcampaign.com.
Note: The above was taken from an official press release