Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest 2015

The second annual Red Dirt BBQ and Music fest was held in Tyler, Texas on May 2, 2015.

While most barbecue festivals provide some form of live music, Red Dirt took it to another level. Two bands played on a side stage during the barbecue event, and five more bands took to the main stage in the shadow of the downtown buildings and played into the late evening. Tickets were also sold for the music only portion of the event and the crowd swelled as the sun set and the bands entertained the large crowd.

Eighteen barbecue joints were joined by Shiner beer, dessert vendors, and a blend of other vendors who gave away swag to promote their products. Local favorites and barbecue joints from across Texas offered up a great array of barbecue options.

Gratitude goes to Chase Colston, the volunteers, staff, barbecue joints, and vendors which made the event a sucess.

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Some of the memorable bites I had:

Freedmen’s (Evan LeRoy)  Duck and pork sausage with goat feta cheese
Freedmen’s (Evan LeRoy)  Smoked pork belly
Hays County Barbeque  Sausage
Opie’s Barbecue   Brisket
Black’s Barbecue  Brisket and turkey
Lockhart Smokehouse/Kreuz/Schmidt Family Sausage
Stiles Switch   Beef Ribs
Meatchurch   Beef Ribs
Louie Mueller   Beef Ribs
Nothing Bundt Cakes  Red Velvet cake
The Slow Bone   Brisket Tacos

Barbecue Joints:
BBQ on the Brazos
Bet the House BBQ
Black’s Barbecue
Buzzie’s BBQ
Country Tavern
Freedmen’s Bar
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que
Hutchins BBQ
Kreuz Market
Lockhart Smokehouse
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Meat Church
Opie’s BBQ
Riverport Bar-B-Que
Schmidt Family Barbecue
The Slow Bone
Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew

Bands:
Side Stage:
Johnny and the Nightcrawlers
Dustin Becker and the Kopastetic Band

Main Stage:
The Bigsbys
Uncle Lucius
Kyle Park
Stoney Larue
Josh Abbott Band

See you next year!

-BBQ Bryan

Chowing down at Red Dirt BBQ Fest

Chowing down at Red Dirt BBQ Fest

Country Tavern Ribs on the smoker

Country Tavern Ribs on the smoker

Beef Ribs from Matty at Meat Church

Beef Ribs from Matty at Meat Church

Beef rib and brisket samples from Louie Mueller Barbecue

Beef rib and brisket samples from Louie Mueller Barbecue

Lockhart Smokehouse/Kreuz/Schmidt Family brisket

Lockhart Smokehouse/Kreuz/Schmidt Family brisket

Jack Perkins of The Slow Bone Barbecue

Jack Perkins of The Slow Bone Barbecue

Beef Ribs from Stiles Switch

Beef Ribs from Stiles Switch

 

Kristin Ashmore and daughter Courtney Glaser of Opie's Barbecue

Kristin Ashmore and daughter Courtney Glaser of Opie’s Barbecue

Samples from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Samples from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Dustin Becker and the Kopastetics performed on the side stage

Dustin Becker and the Kopastetics performed on the side stage

Pork Belly from Freedmen's Bar

Pork Belly from Freedmen’s Bar

Harold "Buzzie" and Brenda Hughes

Harold “Buzzie” and Brenda Hughes

Brisket from Hutchins BBQ

Brisket from Hutchins BBQ

Barrett Black of Black's Barbecue

Barrett Black of Black’s Barbecue checking on turkey

Sausage from Hays County Barbeque

Sausage from Hays County Barbeque

Aaron Hernandez of Hays County Barbeque

Aaron Hernandez of Hays County Barbeque

Brisket from Hays County Barbeque

Brisket from Hays County Barbeque

A festive crowd enjoyed the live music

A festive crowd enjoyed the live music

The Bigsbys performing at Red Dirt 2015

The Bigsbys performing at Red Dirt 2015

Uncle Lucius performing at Red Dirt 2015

Uncle Lucius performing at Red Dirt 2015

 

 

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