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.
Check out the video here:
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
BBQ on the Brazos
Bet the House BBQ
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Schmidt Family Barbecue
The Slow Bone
Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew
Johnny and the Nightcrawlers
Dustin Becker and the Kopastetic Band
Josh Abbott Band
See you next year!