Colorado BBQ Challenge Music

Music Line-Up

2016 BBQ Music Lineup. Please check back for 2017 BBQ Music Lineup.

June 16, 2016 @ the Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Fela Kuti Tribute featuring members of The Motet and Euforquestra

These 2 Colorado favorites come together to celebrate the music of the funkiest African superstar in history. This is not just afrobeat, but a mash-up of timeless Fela songs with funk, house, disco and electro-rock grooves.

June 17, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

101st Army Rock Band

The 101st Army Rock Band plays a high-energy mix of rock and roll from the 70’s all the way through the present. The group specializes in horn-driven funk and dance music.

June 17, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Beau Thomas

Beau Thomas2Local favorite, Beau Thomas, brings his strong and soulful sound to Frisco’s Main Stage for what is always an unforgettable performance. Thomas is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter and dad of three from Frisco. Thomas’ local popularity has exploded since he participated as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”

June 17, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Brooks enlivens blues-rock with deep soul and modern hip-hop vocals and funk rhythms. Working with Minneapolis producer Jellybean Johnson, a veteran collaborator of Prince and Janet Jackson, Brooks takes roots sounds and transforms them into something that spans the ages.

June 17, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Mike Zito Band

2009 Blues Music award winner Mike Zito is one of those rare artists who can sing like nobody’s business, can write songs that instantly grip a listener, play a mean Gulf Coast style guitar and have the stage presence to draw in any audience.

June 18, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

The David Mayfield Parade

David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield’s band including their appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons.

June 18, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)


What started in 2003 as a one-off performance for a Fat Tuesday party in Portland has grown into a successful national touring act, averaging nearly 200 shows a year. The current lineup of MarchFourth boasts 17 performers on stage at any given time, playing a genre-hopping catalog of groove-heavy songs rooted in jazz, rock and funk.

June 18, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Great American Taxi

This Americana outfit shuffled the deck in 2015 and added some new dynamic players to the fold. Core members Chad Staehly, Jim Lewin and Brian Adams find themselves joined by Arthur Lee Land on guitar, banjo and vocals. The sound of the new line-up is pure gold Americana.

June 18, 2016 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Buckner Funken Jazz

Led by respected jazz musician, Rod Buckner, Buckner Funken Jazz has earned a reputation for blazing festival shows that bring old school funk and be-bop crashing together.