The Permian Basin Association of Directional Drilling’s (PBADD) annual BASIN BURNOUT BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival is a fundraising event that allows a part of the oil and gas industry to give back to the Permian Basin community as well as raise money and awareness for U.S. military veterans. Over 30 BBQ cooking teams (primarily of oilfield related service companies along with public and private energy firms), compete in an unsanctioned BBQ cooking competition. All teams compete in multiple categories (brisket, steak, ribs, chicken, etc.) for a chance to call themselves the best in the Basin and take home the coveted Championship belt. This spirited competition also includes a “Fan Favorite” award voted on by close to 2,000 attendees.
The 2024 Basin Burnout will be held at a new venue, the Centennial Park. This “must visit” landmark of Midland and West Texas provides a premier green space and gathering place in downtown. The Burnout continues to focus on providing something for all; kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, and Permian’s best amateur BBQ and plenty of opportunities to network for all our sponsors and cooking teams.