MADISON – Whiffs of hickory and mesquite smoke, twangs of a guitar and the best ‘cue around will lead people to the second annual Railyard Barbecue Brawl and Music Festival on Oct. 29.
The fall festival will be held in Madison’Historic downtown. It begins at 11 AM and ends at 9 PM.
This year’s event is unlike anything to happen in downtown Madison in its long-storied history, according to organizers. Brawl organizers promise two days of entertainment and barbecue cooking, with the culmination being four live musical performances.
The headliner will be country music’s up-and-coming star Walker Montgomery, who will rev up the crowd with his hit, “Out of Nowhere,”Authored by Corey Crowder. Jared Mullins. Joey Hyde. Morgan Wallen. Montgomery’s playlist includes “Wouldn’t Be a Country Boy,” “You Heard it Here First,” “She Don’t Know” “Bad Day To Be A Beer.”
Special guests for the brawl’s entertainment will be Dylan Marlowe with his hit single, “I’ll Keep the Country”; The Red Clay Strays band’s new single “Good Godly Woman”The Falcon Punch Band with their music. “Tennessee Whiskey.”
This party is going on from 11 am to 9 pm.
Two divisions will compete in the BBQ contest: Shade Tree or Master Series.
Shade Tree teams are required to prepare either chicken or pork tenders for the contest. Wood pellets or charcoal must all be used as the cooking medium. These rules are set forth by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Each team leader must possess at least 18 years experience.
A Master Series Sanctioned Contest requires the teams to cook four types of meat — chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket. Charcoal, wood pellets, or wood must all be used as the cooking medium. These regulations and rules are subject to KCBS Rules.
The barbecue teams will unload at 4 pm on Oct 27. All team members will have 24-hour access, except for the 12 noon deadline of October 30. The competition cooking event will take place on October 29th.
The Master Series Professional Teams will have meat turning at noon, while the Shade Tree Groups will turn in their meat at two o’clock.
Shade Tree teams will need to pay $250 for registration. Master Series entries will incur a fee of $400
Railyard Barbecue and Music Festival general admission tickets start at $20 The total cost of the tickets is $24.91, which includes a $2.85 service charge and $2.06 taxes. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/railyard-bbq-brawl-2022-tickets-401380769687. For children 10 and under, admission is free
Madison City School Stadium is 211 Celtic Drive. A shuttle service will provide free pick-up and return. The stadium can be parked at your convenience and you can walk to the nearby festivals.
The organizers recommend that everyone arrives early in order to secure a place on the Martin Street Field. Children can also enjoy the outside play area and inflatable amusements. You can enjoy barbecue at the four tents, and 50 chefs competing in the KCBS-sanctioned BBQ brawl.
Send an email for additional information [email protected] or visit railyardbbqbrawl.com.