FOURTH ANNUAL DENVER BBQ FESTIVAL RESUMES FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH
DENVER — Eximius Productions, founders of Q in the Lou, announced that the fourth annual Denver Barbecue (BBQ) Festival will resume Father’s Day weekend (June 17-19) at Empower Field at Mile High.
Held on the South Lawn, general admission for the Denver BBQ festival is FREE, but for an elevated experience, VIP lounge tickets and all-you-can eat Pit Passes can be purchased by visiting www.denverbbqfest.com.
The event will bring together legendary pit masters from Denver and around the nation to serve award-winning BBQ. In addition, attendees can enjoy cold beer and other drinks, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations as well as games and activities for the whole family.
“We’re bringing legendary pitmasters from around the country right here to our backyard at Empower Field at Mile High,” Director of Business Development of Empower Field at Mile High Chuck Olney said. “This annual Father’s Day event is for everyone to enjoy and celebrate their love of amazing BBQ.”
Admission is FREE on Friday evening (beginning at 5 p.m.), Saturday (beginning at 11 a.m.) and Sunday (beginning at 10 a.m.). Attendees will be able to listen to live music and purchase world-class BBQ from some of the most iconic pit masters and restaurants across the country.
To skip the lines, Ticketed VIP Passes and all-you-can-eat Pit Passes can be purchased in advance. This year, the VIP Pit Pass is bigger, better and more BBQ-y than ever! This all-inclusive experience gets you in the pits with the legends, where you can watch them work their meaty magic while they feed you their world-famous Que. Additionally, VIP patrons can enjoy complimentary cocktails crafted from recipes that the pitmasters themselves created, along with beer, and soft drinks.
For more information, visit www.denverbbqfest.com or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
2022 DENVER BBQ FEST PITMASTER LIST
- Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smokehouse in St. Louis
- Leslie Roark Scott of Ubons BBQ in Yazoo City, Miss.
- Barrett Black of Black’s BBQ in Lockhart, Texas
- John Matthews & Brian Scoggins of Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis
- Jason Ganahl of GQue BBQ in Denver
- Tim Scheer of Blues Hog Barbeque in Washington, Mo.
- Keith & Jodi Segura of Woodhill Small Batch BBQ in Littleton, Colo.
- Nick Woolfolk of Great Pig in the Sky in Senatobia, Miss.
- Todd Johns of Plowboys BBQ in Kansas City, Mo.
- Matt Abdoo of Pig Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Phil "The Grill" Johnson of Trapp Haus in Phoenix
- Jacob Viers of Seasoned Swine in Golden, Colo.
RECAP OF THE 2021 DENVER BBQ FESTIVAL
- Pit masters from seven States
- 3,000 Square Feet of Grill space being used/cooked on
- 10,000 miles traveled to come and cook
- 1 semi of charcoal given away
- 8,000 pounds ribs (3,600 slabs)
- 5,000 pounds of brisket
- 3.000 pounds of chicken
- 3,000 pounds of sausage
- 600 pounds of potato salad
- 2,000 pounds of beans