Chandler, AZ (February 13, 2017) – Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of finger licking good grub. This year, country superstar, Easton Corbin is set to headline the show’s entertainment lineup. Plus, Laura Walsh, Georgia Chrome, Good Rust and The Deep Down will all performing live.
With two No.1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, "Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. Corbin’s has a new single, “A Girl Like You,” came out on January 30th.
Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2017 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year yet with expanded event zones, and over 60 BBQ pitmasters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company.
Festival highlights include a full day of country music, a March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone, a local band stage, mechanical bull riding, jumbo lawn games, a farmers market and over 100 exhibitors.
Presale general admission tickets are available for $15 online and will be $20 at the gate day of. Just announced today – right now, during online presale, active duty and retired military persons may purchase up to four general admission tickets for 50% off. To redeem, purchaser MUST show valid military ID at time of entry into event. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free.
Brand new this year, enhance your entertainment experience with the Corral Pass for $75, it includes side stage access in a gated private zone, a souvenir bucket of beer, private restrooms, seating and snacks, open to adults 21+ only. Also, VIP passes are available for $175 for a limited time. VIP admission includes six alcoholic beverages, catered food, private seating and restrooms, front stage access, and shaded areas, open to adults 21+ only. Visit www.chandlerbbq.com for more info and to purchase tickets online.
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival official sponsors include; Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Bashas’, SanTan Brewing Company, BreakThru Beverage, Jack Daniel's, El Jimador Tequila, Deep Eddy Vodka, KNIX 102.5, Bar & Restaurant Insurance, Cox Communication, Phoenix New Times, Diamond Resorts, Alta Steel Yard Lofts, Bravo Tipping, Aztec Satellite, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, BBQ Island, Navy Federal Credit Union, Ride Now, Yellow Cab, Earnhardt Ford, Ride Now, Von Hanson's Meats & Spirits, City of Chandler, Yelp, and Zia Records who all remind you to enjoy BBQ and beer responsibly.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing assistance to wounded military and their families with job placement and securing mortgage free homes, post traumatic stress disorder counseling, adaptive clothing and much more. For more information about the Boot Campaign, visit www.bootcampaign.com.