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2022 Frisco BBQ Challenge – Best BBQ in Colorado

Join us in Frisco during Father’s Day weekend on June 17 and 18, 2022 as we welcome back two days of BBQ, music, and community.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 will be the Frisco BBQ kick off concert where beverages will be available, but there won’t be any yummy BBQ until Friday, June 17, 2022.

The 27th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge is the best BBQ you will have in Colorado with amazing events on the side! You can enjoy free concerts, pig races, a 6k running race complete with a bacon aid station, and a charming Main Street setting surrounded by mountains and a beautiful lake.

What to Expect in 2022?

The Frisco BBQ Challenge Team heard your feedback, and in 2022, we are going back to the basics that you told us you love! The focus will be on great food and drink, quality live music, and spaces for family and friends to gather.

What Not to Expect in 2022?

Don’t expect anything that distracts from the great food, music, and community that make the Frisco BBQ Challenge legacy event that is! This means that we won’t have bouncy houses, carnival style food, mechanical bulls, whiskey tours, chef demos, or cookoffs. Our team’s attention will be on bringing this event back to the basics!

This IS your grandfather’s BBQ fest; he would love it here in Frisco!

2022 BBQ Music Lineup on The Music Stage @ Madison & Main Street

*BBQ music schedule subject to change

Thursday, June 16, 2022

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Formed in 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the raucous funk and smooth soul emanating from Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal dutifully pays homage to the past soul giants while simultaneously charging forward, piloting themselves into the modern era. Josh Hoyer’s award-winning five-piece band includes some of the area’s most revered and accomplished musicians including Benjamin Kushner (guitar), Mike Keeling (bass), Blake DeForest (trumpet), James Cuato (tenor saxophone) and Harrison ElDorado (drums).

Friday, June 17, 2022

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Colorado’s only tribute band to the “Glam Slam Kings of Noise” – Poison, Poison’d brings the energy and “nothin’ but a good time”!

Collage of Poison'd band images

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Frisco Funk Collective

The Frisco Funk Collective create a high-energy, funk-fueled dance party with every show. Named the 2018 Best Band in the Best of Summit review, the Collective’s unmistakable energy fills dance floors in Summit County and beyond with an immersive experience that engages new and old fans alike.

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Based in New Orleans and known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings nothing short of seismic live experiences and a whole lot of Southern charm. Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret, whipping up this high-energy for more than a decade.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

11:00am – 1:00pm

This six-piece band takes you back to the glory days of 70’s rock icons, Boston, and includes songs by Kansas, Journey, ELO, Uriah Heep, and REO Speedwagon in their repertoire.

Smokin' band graphic

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts

Modern outlaw country based in Denver, CO. Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts have three studio albums to their name and have been nominated in the Ameripolitan Music Awards for “Best Outlaw Group”. Praised for their songwriting and known for their love of old country and blazing guitars, the band pays respect to classic styles. Recommended for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll.

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Pandas & People

With a unique sound that blends organic instruments with layers of upbeat pop sounds and hook-laden songwriting, Pandas and People’s recorded material continues to become more eclectic with each release. Sharing the stage with well-known acts like Twenty One Pilots, Kings of Leon, Gary Clark Jr, The Doobie Brothers and many more, Pandas & People are no strangers to a large audience.

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