If you love variety and wandering from stage to stage, you'll see and hear rock performers, blues legends & regional blues favorites, reggae, and cool jazz artists. There is music for everyone's taste to go along with the great taste of spicy barbecue.
Once a year, politics takes a back seat to food, music and family fun when everyone votes "Yea" to Washington's biggest taste event, the award-winning Safeway Barbecue Battle. Held each year on the first weekend of summer, this extravaganza of tastes, sights and sounds offers something for everyone to enjoy.
The Safeway Barbecue Battle features the National Pork Championship, where barbecue-obsessed teams from across the country compete for over $25,000 in cash and prizes and the coveted title of National Barbecue Champion. The event attracts tens of thousands of local, national and international barbecue enthusiasts who enjoy free food samples in the Safeway Sampling Pavilion, celebrity chefs and on-going cooking demonstrations on seven cooking stages, every type of mouth-watering barbecue from vendors from across the country, 30 great rock, reggae, R&B, jazz and blues bands performing on three stages, kids activities including NBA basketball games for kids lead by players and stars, exciting interactive exhibits like Disney's Ratatouille Movie Tour, magicians, games, prizes and much more family fun!
With so much to eat, see and do, it's no wonder the Safeway Barbecue Battle has been voted a "Top 10 BBQ Event" by The Travel Channel and Discovery.com, and a "Top 100 Event" in the U.S. by the ABA Travel Industry Association
The Safeway Barbecue Battle is also the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Metropolitan Police Clubhouses, and has raised over $800,000 for this very worthwhile organization, as well as several others, in past years.
Tickets are only $10/adults, $5/kids 6-12, and younger children enter free. Admission includes a donation to the Boy & Girls Clubs, lots of free food samples, all the great live music, 7 cooking stages, celebrity chefs and on-going cooking demonstrations and much more family fun!
Visit www.bbqdc.com for more details or call the event info line at (202)828-3099.
12th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Stage
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Rock 'n' Reggae Day
11:30 - 12:30 Bonepony
12:45 - 1:45 Fools & Horses
2:00 - 3:00 Billy Coulter
3:15 - 4:15 Johnstone
4:30 - 5:30 Junkyard Saints
5:45 - 7:00 The Crawdaddies
7:45 - 9:00 Headliner: International Reggae stars Third World
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Smooth Jazz Day
11:30 - 12:30 Norman Evans
12:45 - 1:45 Phaze II
2:00 - 3:15 Heather Rose
3:30 - 4:30 Marcus Johnson
4:45 - 5:45 Earl Carter
6:00 - 7:30 Headliner: Smooth Jazz Artist Slim Man
10th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Stage
Saturday, June 23, 2007
R&B & Blues Day
11:15 - 12:15 Bill Crews Music Showcase
12:30 - 1:30 Drumming by Touche
1:45 - 2:45 Signature Live
3:00 - 4:00 Clones of Funk
4:15 - 5:30