Event Details


Mar 19 2016

Noon - 10pm

Chandler, AZ

The Great American


Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 7th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 19, 2016 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of BBQ pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2015 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year 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.

Festival highlights include a full day of country music, 60 BBQ pit masters, craft beer, March Madness lounge, Jack Daniel’s Experience, a kids zone, eating competition zone and over 100 exhibitors. Headlining this year’s entertainment will be Granger Smith, best known for his hit single, Backroad Song from his 4×4 EP. Supporting acts include the Ben Miller Band, Zack Deputy and Georgia Chrome.


8:00 – 10:00 pm Headliner – Granger Smith
6:15 – 7:30 pm Support – Ben Miller Band
4:00 – 6:00 pm Support – Zach Deputy
12:00 – 3:30 pm Support Country Cover – Georgia Chrome


  • Rib Eating Contest
  • Pie Pie Eating Contest
  • Von Hanson’s Brat Eating Contest


  • $10 presale at all Valley Bashas’ Locations
  • $12 presale
  • $15 day of event. (tickets available day of)


  • SanTan Brewing Tailgaters’ Lawn
  • Ultra Star March Madness Lounge
  • Ak-Chin Communty’s Family Zone
  • Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion
  • Ride Now Off Road Pavillion
  • Jack Daniels Experience
  • VIP Quarters
  • C2 Tactical Training Grounds
  • BBQ Island Pit Row
  • Arizona Inflatable Events Kid Zone and Play Land
  • DC Farmers Market
 Visit http://www.chandlerbbq.com to learn more!