Giant National Capitol Barbecue Battle 2017

The Giant National Capitol Barbecue Battle is once again rocking the town with endless BBQ tasting and music this weekend.

This two-day event features celebrity chefs from the BBQ Pitmasters Show. Both Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone will be present. You also get to meet cook book authors and BBQ experts.

Free food samples of BBQ food, drinks and sweets will be available at the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion.

This event benefits the USO-Metro and the Capital Area Food Bank.

Over 30 Rock, Reggae, Jazz & Blues, and Go Go bands will rock 3 stages at the Barbecue Battle event with musical with headlines from Cowboy Mouth, EU w/ Sugar Bear and Be’la Dona.

Other musical guests:

  • Sub Radio
  • Sweet Leda
  • We are One Tribute X-Perience
  • Ressa Renee
  • I&I Riddim
  • The Pocket Band
  • The Muddy Grows
  • Chuck Brown Band
  • Marcus Johnson
  • Trouble Funk
  • Marcus Mitchell
  • Bad Influence
  • FrameWerk
  • USO Show Troupe

This years celebrity Chiefs include:

  • Myron Mixon
  • Mod Cason
  • Jamie Purviance
  • Timothy Dean
  • Amy Tobin

A number of attractions will be there to keep you entertained:

  • Opening Rib Cutting Ceremony
  • Nathan’s HotDog Competition
  • Oscar Mayer WienerMobile
  • Comcast SportsNet Tent
  • Giant Health & Wellness Tent
  • Cork & Caps Wine and Microbrew Sampling Tent
  • Barefoot Beach
  • Heineken Beverage Garden
  • Dunkirk Prologue Experience
  • Planter’s Mr. Peanut and the NUTmobile
  • Lipton Sampling Experience
  • And much more!

The Giant National Capitol BBQ Battle is also a part of the BBQ & Grilling Week that starts from June 19 to June 25.

Event Website:


555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event Date & Hours:
June 24 – 25, 2017
Hours: 11am – 7pm

Adults $12


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