Details released for Big Gig BBQ at Summerfest grounds

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the details for the 2nd Annual Big Gig BBQ to be held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from Noon – 7:00 PM, rain or shine.  This year, the event will offer FREE admission and FREE parking for all attendees.

At the Big Gig BBQ, food is the headliner of the event. 14 local and regional BBQ vendors will offer both tasting size and full size portions so fans can try a variety of menu offerings. 

Big Gig BBQ vendors include:

  • Atlas BBQ
  • Chicago q
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Double B’s BBQ
  • Famous Dave’s Bar-b-que
  • Iron Grate BBQ Co.
  • Maxie’s
  • Miss Beverly’s Deluxe Barbeque
  • Nino’s Southern Sides
  • Pitch’s
  • Saz’s State House
  • Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ
  • Smoke Shack
  • The Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie

The Labor Day weekend event will feature the best BBQ in town on the lakefront at Henry Maier Festival Park, live entertainment at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard and South Pavilion – from country to rock and blues, expert insights on barbecuing your favorites at home and much more.

“We are thrilled to host the Big Gig BBQ again this year and offer free admission and parking to all our fans who come to enjoy the best in BBQ here at Henry Maier Festival Park,” stated Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

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