Rock'n Brews and BBQ

State Competition and Festival Day!

The State BBQ Champion will receive
an automatic invite to the
Jack Daniels National Championship.

Free Admisison For Public

This public event will be held at the
Boise Spectrum, September 8th, 2018!

Officially sanctioned by:

Proudly sponsored by:

Our Great Sponsors for the 2018 Festival

Connections Credit Union
D&B Supply
Boise Weekly
Idaho Press
Connections Credit Union

Connections Credit Union

Come experience the difference of a financial institution whose sole purpose is to serve you, not shareholders. Connections Credit Union is open to most persons, along with family members who live and work in Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Canyon, Cassia, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls counties. Membership also extends to businesses and other legal entities operating in those counties.
D&B Supply

D&B Supply

Steeped in rough-hewn western tradition, D&B Supply is a company built to serve the modern northwestern customer, including ranchers, farmers, and suburbanites who feel a sincere connection to the land and an affinity for an outdoor lifestyle.

We serve folks who work the land with tractors and fingers alike, growing acres of onions or a few gorgeous red tomatoes. Some of our best customers have hundreds of head of cattle grazing in wide open places, and others have a single labrador retriever or terrier patrolling a fenced and manicured backyard.

Our company is special because it shares a common set of values with our customers that we believe are especially important here in the Mountain West.


There's nothing better than the aroma of freshly-baked bread just out of the oven. That's why people living in Portland, Oregon have been drawn to the corner of NE 11th and Flanders for the past 110 years. It's still the place to get a whiff of the fresh-from-the oven smell - courtesy of Franz Bakery.
Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly was founded in 1992 on the principle that “nothing contributes to the wellbeing of a community more than a good newspaper.
Idaho Press

Idaho Press

The roots of the Idaho Press-Tribune go back to December 1883.



Be a part of our great community event! Contact us today to become a sponsor and have your business highlighted right here on our page.

Don't forget to check out our AWESOME SPONSORS in this list!

About Our Event

Be a part of this inaugural event, sure to become a yearly favorite. Besides the delicious BBQ contest, the event will also features:

  • Admission to the events and parking are FREE!
  • Beer tasting from local Idaho breweries
  • Enjoy tasty ribs and other treats from local restaurants
  • An awesome line-up of local rock and blues bands
  • Local chef cooking and BBQ demonstrations
  • And great local vendors showcasing their products
BBQ Contestants
of Vendors
of great food

Great Local Brews

In addition to watching the barbecue masters work their magic, attendees can enjoy local "Idaho" beer tasting. We are coordinating with the local breweries to hold a beer competition in conjunction with the barbecue showdown.

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can purchase tickets ahead of event for $20. Tickets are on sale now. Unlimited tastings will be available for $30 (must be 21 or older) at the event.

The 2018 Competitors

Do you want to be part of this great event? Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 for details.
There is a 10% Military discount for all military bbq teams. Click here to see last year's prize money.

Pit Stop BBQ
Pit Stop BBQ

Team Captain:
Bob Fruit

Rogue Nation BBQ Team
Rogue Nation BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John Hunt and Darrell Shoemaker

Coming to a grill near you -
September 7, 2018

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Governor "Butch" Otter has officially proclaimed September 8, 2018 to be Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day!

Join us for the great festival day at the Ford Idaho Center and enjoy great food, beer and music!

View the Full Proclamation

Tickets & Pricing

Do you enjoy great craft beer?

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 5pm. You can buy tickets now for $25 and at the door for $30 (must be 21 or older, plus ticket fees).

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Schedule of Events

Team Arrival & Prep
Friday September 7
BBQ Competition
Saturday September 8
Entertainment & Public Events
Saturday September 8
The Bands

BBQ Competition arrival and prep day

Friday, September 7th

  • TBA

BBQ Competition Details (for the teams)

Saturday, September 8th

  • TBA


Saturday, September 8th

  • TBA

Food & Drink

Saturday, September 8th

  • TBA

Band Lineup


Venue Info

Boise Spectrum
7709 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709

Reserve lodging today!

The Rock’N Brews & BBQ Festival has partnered with select hotels in the area to offer you and your family discounts and an opportunity to stay near the Boise Spectrum where the festival will be held this year.

*Discounted rates available for Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 now through September 1, 2018. After this date, rates are subject to availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my restaurant or brewery be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
When can I buy tickets?
All of the events are open to the public, like the bands and the car show. You can buy unlimited tasting tickets to the Beer Garden for $30 starting on August 7th, and individual vendors will have food and products available for sale.
How can my band be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
What bands will be at the event?
We're still in the process of booking great local bands, check back as we near the event date.
Where can my team go for beef, chicken and pork products?
The order form to order your meat for competition will be coming soon...

2018 Rock 'N Brews and BBQ Festival Winners

Check back after the event for results!
Results of 2017 Results of 2016