2021 Colorado BBQ Challenge – Cancelled
Due to ongoing public health orders and conditions, the Town of Frisco has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Colorado BBQ Challenge, originally scheduled for June 17-19. After postponing and then cancelling the event in 2020 due the pandemic, the Town of Frisco had hoped that this event could be held in 2021 to honor what is now a 28-year-old tradition. Current public health orders allow for outdoor events with a maximum of 175 participants, and the next phase of public health orders moves that maximum attendance to 250 attendees. While case data is improving and vaccination rates are rising, it has become clear that there is no realistic way to drastically reduce BBQ event attendance in order to respect and protect the public’s health during this popular event, which typically draws 12,000-14,000 attendees over two days.
2019 BBQ Music Lineup on The Music Stage @ Madison & Main Street
Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30pm – 9:00pm
This 6-piece band brings soulful vocals and playful lyrics to their musical journey with influences from 80’s hard rock, 70’s soul and funk and 00’s R&B. This Denver-based band has performed at Electric Forest, Euphoria Music Festival, The Werk Out, Friendly Gathering and more. Eminence Ensemble is more than just a rock band, they’re a rock band who jams with heart and soul.
Friday, June 14, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Pulling inspiration equally from 70’s rock classics and modern heavy music, Summit County, CO’s Hobo Village plays a unique style of heavy psychedelic rock. Guitar solos, fuzz bass, and driving percussion, with lots of improvisation, shape Hobo Village’s sound, while thought-provoking lyrics paint a vivid and humorous picture of their mountain-town way of life.
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Satellite13 is a modern rock band out of Colorado made up of members John Truscelli, Jess Rose, Tyler Easton and Leo Lopez. The band formed in December 2018, bringing together different backgrounds and influences to create a modern sound with rock roots. They will be releasing their first EP with famed producer Tom Fletcher on June 7 at Frisco’s own 10 Mile Music Hall.
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Founded in 2014, 21 Taras is a 60s and 70s influenced rock band from Denver, Colorado. The band began with James Steinbach (lead guitar) and Alec Lister (drums) and soon grew with the additions of bassist Jim Williams and Austin Salazar (rhythm guitar) shortly thereafter. The four met in high school. In late 2014 singer Julian Fulco was added to the mix when he moved to Denver from his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Uptown Funk brings a dynamic Bruno Mars tribute with exceptional musicianship, choreography and energy. Uptown Funk has been performing since 2017 and plays all of Bruno Mars’ songbook with passion and complexity.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00am – 11:30am
Local favorite, Beau Thomas, brings his strong and soulful sound to Frisco’s Main Stage for what is always an unforgettable performance. Thomas is a 29-year-old acoustic singer/songwriter and 6th generation native to Colorado who plays an eclectic mix of original music and cover tunes. Thomas’ local popularity has exploded since he participated as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Drunken Hearts
The Drunken Hearts – From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have evolved into an electric five-piece band. In just a few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of Americana music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting heartfelt songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere, including at festivals like YarmonyGrass, FloydFest and Hangtown Music Festival.
2:30pm – 4:00pm
New Orleans Suspects
New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In five short years they’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Denver, Colorado’s progressive hip-hop act, Flobots bring it on real with their signature anthems dedicated to creating a better world. Since forming in 2005, Flobots have released three full-length albums, toured throughout the US and Europe, and appeared on late night programs including The Tonight Show and Late Night. Flobots are internationally known for their 2008 platinum single “Handlebars” and widely recognized for using their music as an inspiration for social change.