INFORMATION AND UPDATED REGISTRATION FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL BBQ N BLUES FESTIVAL IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!
20th Annual BBQ N Blues Festival
June 13, 2015
11 A.M. - 4 P.M.
The 2015 BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, June 13. The Festival is the way that the Cushing Chamber of Commerce and its members as well as the City of Cushing pays tribute to the Pipeline Industry. The pipeline companies also are very heavily involved in the Saturday festivities. The companies each barbecue 100 pounds of brisket to serve to those barbecue afficionados who come out each year to enjoy the food, live music and children’s activities.
However, Saturday is not the start of the event. The Thursday before the Festival pipeline companies, their employees, friends and business acquaintances tee off at the Cushing Country Club early on Thursday morning at the Pipeline Appreciation Golf Tournament. Two rounds of golf, one in the morning and one in the afternoon on Thursday and one round of golf Friday morning are held. In 2013, ninety-nine (99) teams were entered and played in the golf tournament.
We have added a sporting clay shooting event to the BBQ 'N Blues Festival, which will be held the Thursday before the festival. Two rounds will be held, one round at 8:00 a.m. and a second round at 1:00 p.m. at Silverleaf Gun Club outside of Guthrie, OK for the 2015 year.
Then Friday evening, those same people along with the BBQ ‘N Blues Festival Sponsors gather at the BBQ ‘N Blues Festival Site for a private party held in their honor to relax, listen to live music and in general enjoy each other’s company.
The BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held in the evening. It will start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. The Festival on Saturday is open to the public. There is no admission fee, however, should you want to taste some of the most delicious barbecue for miles around, it will cost you $5 to buy a “Taster’s Kit.” That will entitle you to try as much barbecue as you can eat.
The barbecue is prepared on the World’s Largest Permanent Smoker. Thanks to the generosity and hard work by Larry Brewer and his Matrix team, in 2014 we had 15 arms extending from the firebox. The way it works is 15 arms extend from the firebox and each company who cooks hangs their grill from one of the arms and uses the firebox in the smoker to prepare their meat. Last year’s companies that did the cooking were Plains, Enbridge, Matrix Service, Gavilon, Sunoco Logistics, SemCrude, Centurion, Blue Knight, Magellan, Deeprock/Mercuria, TransCanada, and Deeprock.
Somewhere around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, awards will be given out in two categories. One is known as the “People’s Choice” and the second will be the “Judges’ Choice.” Besides having three judges whose job is to decide who has the best tasting barbecued brisket, the people who purchase Taster’s Kits will also be supplied with a ticket that will allow them to vote for their favorite barbecue. The competition is fierce and the winner gets to brag for an entire year until the next BBQ ‘N Blues Festival. Their competition ensures that the brisket you eat will be the best you ever had!
The Festival is called BBQ ‘N Blues so let’s talk about the Blues part of the Festival. For 2015, we will be selecting some smokin' hot bands! This information will be released at a later date.
If you would like to be a sponsor of the BBQ N Blues Festival, please fill out the form below, or go to the forms tab and fill out the form; email, fax, or hand in your form to the Cushing Chamber.