The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival Returns to Downtown Chandler on March 24, 2018 with 2X the Country Music, Interactive Experiences and Elevated Flavors

Jen Pruett | December 11, 2017

Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 9th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns to downtown Chandler on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This year, the event is expanding with two additional entertainment stages, twice as much country music, local entertainment, interactive experiences and elevated flavors.

“We’ve had an amazing eight years of growing and improving this community event. This year, we’re excited to offer even more opportunities to celebrate with delicious BBQ, beer, music and over a dozen themed activity zones,” said Landon Evans, event producer, HDE Agency.

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will feature more than 40 pitmasters from local, regional and national restaurants and BBQ competition teams – ready to serve the masses their slow-smoked delicious meats and sides. Plus, for the first time ever, the fest will feature more beer, wine and spirit selections including vodka, whiskey, and bourbon.

New and improved experience this year include two added stages, live cooking demos, art installations, themed bars with interactive games, creative cocktails, mechanical bull riding competition, local community entertainment, eating competition, march madness lounge, expanded kids zone, and the return of the Corral zone and VIP area for country music fans and guests looking to elevate their festival experience.

This year’s headlining national acts will be announced in the coming weeks. So far, the entertainment lineup include Jerrod Niemann, Jordan Davis, Russel Dickerson, Laura Walsh, Georgia Chrome, Honey Girl, Pick & Holler and Jim Bachmann & the Day Drinkers.

TICKETING OPTIONS – www.chandlerbbq.com

General Admission
$15 Early Bird Online Presale – now through 1/31/18
$20 Online Presale – 2/1/18-3/23/18
$25 Day of Walk Up Pricing
$10 Veterans & Military Discount Online Presale – now through 3/23/18
$15 Veterans & Military Discount Day of Walk Up Pricing
$10 Presale at any valley Bashas’ Location – 1/1/18-3/23/18
*Kids 12 and under receive free general admission
*General admission includes entry into the festival, access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities. Food and beverages are not included with admission.

Corral Pass (21+ over only)
$75 Online Presale Only – now through 3/23/18 OR when tickets are sold out

Includes: four beers, souvenir beer bucket, unlimited water, snacks, front stage access/view, private restrooms, private seating, shaded area, entry into the festival and access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities.

VIP Pass (21+ over only)
$175 Online Presale Only – now through 3/23/18 OR when tickets are sold out

Includes: six beers, unlimited soft drinks and water, catered food throughout the day, front stage access/view, private air conditioned restrooms, private seating, shaded area, entry into the festival and access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chandlerbbq.com.