Colorado BBQ Challenge Music

Music Line-Up- TBA Announced Spring 2019


2018 BBQ Music Lineup

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ the Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

7:00pm-7:45pm

Beau Thomas Band


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 31-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.”


Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ the Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Big Sam’s Funky Nation


Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, 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. The front man, “Big Sam” Williams, personally draws on over two decades in music, spanning everything from 300 shows per year during his days in Dirty Dozen Brass Band and gigs backing up Widespread Panic and Dave Matthews Band to recording and touring with Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello. This six-person band is sure to make music fans reconsider what they know about New Orleans funk.


Friday, June 15, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

1:00pm-2:30pm

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 and performs at festivals and events around the country.


Friday, June 15, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

3:00pm-4:30pm

Yak Attack


Yak Attack is real, organic electronica. The bands three musicians have combined forces to create a full, lush, danceable sound using live loops, well-placed samples, thick grooves, and expansive soundscapes. Yak Attack keeps the dance party at full blast, while constantly jamming, improvising, and experimenting with tunes in ways only a live band can.


Friday, June 15, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

5:30pm-7:00pm

Cowboy Mouth

For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s hometown — New Orleans — with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, “Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all else, they earned a well-deserved rep as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience.


Friday, June 15, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

7:30pm-9:00pm

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Led by renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Robert Randolph and the Family Band have embraced their astounding improvisational skills, making them a favorite in the jam-band scene. But Randolph and his band maintain that jamming is really just a “true music art form scene” and an extension of what they have always done. Their smartly crafted tunes are well supported by musical virtuosity that never disappoints.

Fireworks to celebrate the Colorado BBQ Challenge’s 25th birthday – Immediately following the last concert on Friday night at 9:00pm, there will be a display of proximate (close to the ground fireworks), which will be best viewed from the area around the concert stage near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Main Street.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

10:00am-11:15am

Message in a Bottle


In tribute to The Police, Message In A Bottle recreates the magic and original flavor of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of yesteryear, while producing an energetic and fresh live show of today. This four piece plays all of The Police’s greatest hits, including “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take” and “Message In A Bottle”.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

11:45pm-1:15pm

Ghost of Paul Revere

These “rowdy pickers from the north” bring roots music to the stage that blends blues and soul into the mix. This Portland, Maine-based trio describes their sound as “holler folk,” not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

1:45pm-3:00pm

Elektric Voodoo


Elektric Voodoo is a “World Beat Rock & Roll” band from southern California that blends classic afrobeat, latin, rock & roll, psych, jazz, blues and many other influences into it’s own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage. The band started when Scott Tournet (founding member of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) started writing new material after leaving the Nocturnals. This powerful 7 piece ensemble brings more than just a “world music project” to the stage.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

3:15pm-4:00-pm

John Truscelli and Jess Rose


Singer/songwriter John Truscelli’s is a local favorite who offers a unique and soulful voice in all genres of music. John was an honorable mention for the Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour competition in 2013, and his single, “Hard To Say Goodbye”, was featured on “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel, as well as the movie “The Fifth Quarter”. Joining John in this performance is Jess Rose Moidel who brings formidable violin and vocal skills.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

4:30pm-6:00pm

Joan Osborne Trio: Songs of Bob Dylan- CANCELED TODAY DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY 

The Samples have stepped up for last minute to play on the Colorado BBQ Challenge’s stage at 4:30pm.


The Samples are more than a band – they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes. They are beloved in Colorado and bring songs that speak to the music loving culture of the mountains.