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21ST Annual BBQ N Blues Festival
June 11, 2016
11 A.M. - 3 P.M.
The 2016 BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11. 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 Buffalo Rock Golf and Gun 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, one round of golf Friday afternoon are held. In 2015, ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) 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. Three rounds will be held, one round at 8:00 a.m. one round at 11 a.m., and one round at 2:00 p.m. held here in Cushing.
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 do some relaxed networking, listen to live music and in general enjoy each other’s company. Attendees of the Friday Night Private Party will get a special treat with the bands we have lined up for this special night. Starting off the evening is Mike Music & The Travelin' Kind as the Opening Act, and Jason Young as this year's headliner. To find out more about each of these bands, please go to our BBQ N Blues Entertainment Page!
The BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held in the morning/afternoon. It will start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 3:00 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.” You will get to SAMPLE a taste of each Pipeline Company's BBQ, and vote for the "People's Choice".
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, we have 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. This year's companies that will do the cooking are Plains, Enbridge, Matrix Service, NGL, Enlink Midstream, Roserock, Centurion, Blue Knight, Magellan, Deeprock, and TransCanada.
Somewhere around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 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 KC certified 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 2016, we will be selecting some smokin' hot bands! We have one Blues Band booked so far: The Patti Taylor Band and they are fantastic. Patti Taylor Band is an award winning eight piece rhythm and blues band that delivers exceptional musicianship, funky grooves, and a big band sound, complete with a full horn section. Patti has an earnest, fiery voice that will blow you away with its depth and power. Their soulful performances are emotionally driven. The band covers a lot of ground from original tunes to both old school favorites and modern day blues and soul. Check out the BBQ N Blues Entertainment page to find out more about The Patti Taylor Band! We will be announcing the second Blues Band for the day VERY SOON so STAY TUNED!!
If you would like to be a sponsor of the BBQ N Blues Festival, the Clay Shoot on June 9, become a Hole Sponsor for the Golf Tournament or be a helicopter sponsor at the Friday Night Private Party, 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. As soon as we receive your completed sponsorship applications and signed waiver, we will send you the Golf Tournament and Clay Shoot team entry forms.