Go Oak Cliff is proud to present the 8th annual Blues, Bandits, & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and Mardi Gras Oak Cliff! The 2-day festival will be held Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th in Oak Cliff, Texas!
30 teams will move into Kidd Springs Park on Friday, November 17th. The public is invited to come watch them light their fires at 5 p.m. We’ll have live music, as well as food and drinks available for purchase. The party starts at 5 and ends at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, we’ll kick off a great music line up with in a nod to Oak Cliff’s history as the birthplace of legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and T Bone Walker.
Friday night's music line-up:
6:15 - 7:00pm EJ Matthews
7:15 – 8:45pm Jay-B & The Zydeco Posse
Saturday's music line-up:
12:15 - 1:00pm Janky
1:15 - 2:15pm Jason Cloud
2:30 – 3:30pm Terrence Bradford & Congo Square
3:45 - 4:45pm Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelinas
4:45 – 5:00pm Trophy Presentation
5:00 - 6:00pm Dylan Bishop Band
The barbecue tasting and voting kicks off at 1:00 P.M. and lasts until 3:00 P.M. Attendees can purchase a wristband which includes their samples of the team's barbecue, but it also includes one coveted vote in the People’s Choice Competition! There is a limited quantity of wristbands available.
Blues, Bandits, and BBQ is free for the public to attend. Vegetarians, as well as well-behaved pets and kids, are welcome! The only people who need to buy a ticket are the people who want to participate in the BBQ tasting and voting from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday. No outside booze are allowed, though, since it is a park and against TABC law. This is strictly enforced.
Barbecue award winners are announced around 5P.M. with a trophy and check presentation on the stage.
It’s one of the best events in Oak Cliff! Save the date, and we’ll see you soon!