Celebrate the Carolinas' Q-culture



Charlotte’s 11th annual BBQ championship and festival is moving back to Uptown Charlotte and will celebrate its 11th anniversary with a new attitude, edgy blues headliners, craft beers, more BBQ teams than ever and the exploration of the Carolinas’ “Q-culture.”

The competition, which has a new name as well – the “Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship”— will return to Charlotte’s main street on Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, 2013. 

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is the largest Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) sanctioned competition in the Southeast.

Internationally-renowned music group Vintage Trouble will headline Saturday night’s entertainment.  New Orleans-based The Soul Rebels, called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” by the Village Voice, will headline Friday night.  Other performances will include Tinsley Ellis and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights.

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is expected to draw fans and competition teams from 700+ miles away who will descend upon the Queen City to taste and experience the best of Carolina “Q-culture” with food, craft beer, music and the biggest BBQ competition in the Southeast.

The Championship will cover four blocks along Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte, between Stonewall and Trade Streets (click here for event map).
All things BBQ can be found on the Championship’s social media pages and website. Fans can stay connected throughout the next week and during the Championship by following, liking and visiting the following pages:

Website – charlottebbqfestival.com

There will also be a “Blaze HotZone” – a social media zone where fans can join in and take fun photos during the Championship. Stay linked to the social media pages to find out more.

General admission to the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is free.

For answers to any other questions, visit the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship FAQ webpage.