Chandler, Arizona—Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival has confirmed that Grammy Award winning legendary band, Blues Traveler is set to headline this year’s festival on Saturday, March 22, 2014in downtown Chandler.
Best known for their mid-90’s Billboard top ten breakthrough hit, “Run-Around”, Blues Traveler’s trademark sound has captivated more 30 million fans around the world. With more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, Blues Traveler has long been known for their extensive use of segues, multiple song mash-ups and extensive instrumental jams during their live performances. Blues Traveler is sure to bring that same level of high energy performance to downtown Chandler at the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival. Blues Traveler will headline the event, taking the stage at 8 p.m. for a two hour set.
Opening up for Blues Traveler, fans will enjoy a great foot stompin’ country lineup including Craig Campbell, Laura Walsh, and Georgia Chrome. Craig Campbell, a country music singer from Lyons, Georgia, is best known for his single “Family Man” which reached number 14 on the Billboard Top 20 in April, 2011 selling more than a quarter of a million downloads.
Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2014 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best yet with expanded event zones, more than 100 exhibitors, and over 60 pit masters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with the state’s finest craft beer.
Other event highlights include the SanTan Brewing Tailgater’s Lawn, Ultra Star March Madness Lounge, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion, Porkopolis VIP Quarters, Dickel Hoedown Rodeo Zone, Bulleit Bourbon BBQ Pit Row, DC Farmers Market, and an expanded kid’s play zone.
BBQ pit masters will compete in the Bashas’ Backyard Throwdown Competition while hungry patrons can sign up for up to four different eating contests including the Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ rib eating contest, Tastebuds pie eating contest, Hungry Monk’s wing eating contest and Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits brat eating contest.
General admission tickets are $10 and that includes entry into the event at noon. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Presale tickets can be purchased online at www.chandlerbbq.com.
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The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival official sponsors include; Bashas’, Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, SanTan Brewing Company, 102.5 KNIX, BBQ Island, Chester’s Harley Davidson, Arizona Pork Council, AZ BBQ Club, Phoenix New Times, Local First AZ, Porkopolis, Bulleit Bourbon, Dickel Bourbon, Woodcraft, Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits, One Community, Frontdoors News, 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.