The Safeway Barbecue Battle: June 23-24

The Safeway Barbecue Battle: June 23-24, 2012 This year will mark the 20th Anniversary of Safeway bringing great food, music and fun to the streets and people of the Nation’s Capital.

The two-day festival (Saturday: 11 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday: 11 AM to 7:30 PM) includes delicious barbecue and tasty treats of all kinds from top vendors, plenty of delicious free food samples and live entertainment including 30 bands on multiple stages all surrounding one of the nation’s top barbecue cooking competitions. Pennsylvania Avenue (1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW) will be smoking with great barbecue provided by vendors from across the country and top barbecue chefs and teams battling to win over $40,000 in cash and prizes in the Safeway National Barbecue Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

The ever-popular Safeway Sampling Pavilion showcases a line-up of delicious and tempting free food samples while celebrity chefs and cookbook authors entertain with cooking demonstrations on the Safeway Demonstration Stage.

Musical entertainment includes nationally-known bands like Soul Asylum, ConFunkShun, Cowboy Mouth and some of the DC area’s beloved performers like Trouble Funk, and Jimmies Chicken Shack, Mambo Sauce. There’s something for everyone with 30 bands along with interactive exhibits providing hands-on and virtual fun for all.

Besides all the great food, music, cooking entertainment and competition, there are activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Children’s rides and activities and sports attractions, including NBA basketball stars and court action help make the Safeway Barbecue Battle the perfect way to kick off summer in Washington! The Safeway Barbecue Battle has also raised over $1.2 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and donated goods and funds to other area charities over the years

Get your tickets to one of US’s top BBQ competitions in the country here!

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