Colorado BBQ Challenge Music

Music Line-Up

2017 BBQ Music Lineup

June 15, 2017 @ the Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Tribute to Herbie Hancock featuring members of The Motet

This tribute to Herbie Hancock will feature Joey Porter on keys; Dave Watts on drums; Garrett Sayers on bass; Drew Sayers on sax; and Dan Schwindt on guitar. They will play the funkiest music from the 1970’s songbook of Herbie Hancock with a lot of heavy improvisation, deep grooves and extended solos, while exploring Herbie’s greatest material from the heyday of jazz-funkfusion.

June 16, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Lipbone Redding

Lipbone is a singularly unique solo artist who has taken his distinctive vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrumental sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of electronic effects, nor a loop pedal.

June 16, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)


The Futurebirds are known for their high energy shows and country rock infused sound. Their music incorporates reverb-soaked four-part harmonies supported by pedal steel guitar, rhythmic percussion, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic and electric guitars with heavy feedback, and has been described as ‘psychedelic country’.

June 16, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

New Orleans Suspects

Members of the New Orleans Suspects are “refugees” from a variety of New Orleans bands such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Neville Brothers and the Radiators who have joined for a rousing celebration of rock, world beat and lots of Crescent City funk. Known for their high-energy live shows, the New Orleans Suspects create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers.

June 17, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Beau Thomas Band
Beau Thomas performing at BBQ Challenge

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 28-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.”

June 17, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Nuns of Brixton – Clash Tribute Band

The Nuns of Brixton hail from South London, and take their mission to deliver crushing live renditions of the Clash catalogue with unmatched recklessness very seriously. Fronted by Jah StrummeNun, a punk veteran, the Nuns have been building a steady following since early 2010.

June 17, 2017 @ at Music Stage (Madison & Main Street)

Tinsley Ellis – Blues is Dead

Blues guitar legend, Tinsley Ellis, is a longtime Atlanta fixture who has performed for 4 decades, and was among the first of the New Generation blues heroes that included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl. Ellis has achieved a lot of success as a bluesman from Georgia and has played with some of the best in the business, including Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Otis Rush, James Cotton, The Allmans and many more.