Go Oak Cliff is proud to present the 8th annual Blues, Bandits, & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and James S. Hogg Elementary! 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 starting at 11:00 a.m., the beer starts pouring and the park starts rocking. We’ll kick off a great music line up with a nod to Oak Cliff’s history, as this is the birthplace of legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and T-Bone Walker. BBQ tasting and voting is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with competition winners announced around 5:00 p.m. Attendees can purchase a
wristband which includes their samples of the teams’ barbecue, but it also includes one coveted vote in the People’s Choice Competition! Wristbands are $25 and will be available for purchase online on October 1, 2017. 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 is 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!