Thursday, August 15, 2013
The 11th annual barbecue championship and festival - that thing we used to call "Blues, Brews and BBQ" among other titles - gets a new name in 2013: The "Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship."
It'll also return to uptown, running 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 on Tryon Street between Trade and Stonewall. The contest, admission to which is free, is the largest one sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network in the Southeast. Vintage Trouble will be the Saturday highlight (and it just toured Europe with The Who, for you older rockers), while The Soul Rebels are the headliner for Friday; the whole lineup will be announced and you can keep an eye on developments at the website: charlottebbqfestival.com. Mac's Speed Shop is the official vendor for the festival.
Registration for teams opens Aug. 16.
Posted by Helen Schwab at 11:45 AM