You've still got more than a month to wait until the sixth annual Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival takes over downtown Chandler. But if you want to save a couple bucks you can head to any Valley Basha's location to get a pre-sale general admission ticket for $10 each.
The annual meat-centric event will feature more than 60 of the best BBQ pitmasters from Arizona and across the Southwest -- and this year, festival goers can look forward to a performance from the Eli Young Band.
The lineup of barbecue vendors for this year's festival includes:
- Famous Dave's Legendary Pit BBQ
- Honey Bear's BBQ
- JJ's Louisiana BBQ
- McLaws BBQ
- Phil The Grill
- Raging Cajun Smoking BBQ
- Sally's BBQ
- SanTan Brewing Company
- Smoke Haus
- Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse
- Tom's BBQ Pig Rig
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Beers will be available from Chandler's own San Tan Brewery with a lineup that includes the seasonal Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer, HopShock IPA, Devil's Ale, and a brand new brew called LimeLeaf Cream Ale.
Live entertainment will include performances from the Eli Young Band, Laura Walsh, Georgia Chrome, and Adley Stump. The festival features two stages with shows from 12 total bands. Other entertainment highlights include eating competitions, a kids zone, and Chester's Harley Davidson pavilion.
In addition to presale tickets available at Basha's, tickets can be purchased for $12 online. Admission does not include food and drink. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. For more information check the Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival website.