PUBLIC INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE LOVE OF BBQ, ENJOY FOOD SAMPLES, LIVE MUSIC AND VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE LOCAL TEAM, ALL COOKING FOR A CAUSE IN TAMPA’S PERRY HARVEY PARK
The first annual BBQ LOVE FEST will debut in Tampa’s Perry Harvey Park as a new philanthropic event on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 11 am to 6 pm. America’s top pitmasters will be showcased and 20 backyard BBQ Teams will compete for $10,000 in grand prizes and bragging rights, all cooking for a cause. Ticket holders will enjoy music and delicious food samples from the cook teams, pitmasters, and BBQ partners.
Experience amazing local BBQ and help decide which of the Tampa Bay’s Cook Teams will be crowned best of 2023. The public is invited to participate as judges in a competition showcasing 20 chefs and sample a diverse range of BBQ styles. There will be two awards for the local cook teams: Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Attendees will vote for their favorite local team. Guests will enjoy live entertainment from recording artist Griffin House, DJ Wiz Kidd and musician Kelly Daniels.
BBQ LOVE FEST features the Top Pitmaster Chefs in the country:
· Anthony DiBernardo (Swig & Swine BBQ from Charleston, SC)
· Arnis Robbins (Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue from Wolffoth, Texas)
· Adrian Wright (Dem 2 Brothers from Charleston, WV)
· Mel Chmilar (Darkside of the Grill, Pitmaster/Open Fire Chef/Big Green Egg Pro Team)
· Butterknife Shawty (Georgia Boy private chef & pit master)
The BBQ LOVEFEST benefit will raise awareness and funds for the following non-profit organizations: FARA (Friedriech’s Ataxia Research Alliance), Operation BBQ Relief and the Special Operations Memorial Foundation
ADMISSION: Tickets available at BBQLovefest.com
General Admission: $65 per person and VIP Admission: $129 per person includes all drinks
SPONSOR: Brought to you by Peace Love & BBQ- the charitable arm of The Brisket Shoppe and Grill & Provisions Company owned by Tampa’s Pitmaster/ owner Danny Hernandez. Industry sponsors include Primo Ceramic Grills, The Bomb Shelter Outdoor Kitchen System, Bear & Burton’s W Sauce, RDR and Fire & Smoke.