Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Thirty-six teams from throughout the nation will gather at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to cook up their special recipe for the Barbecue Bash.
This year’s bash, which will take place Friday and Saturday, serves as the first ever Buckeye State BBQ Championship. It is a qualifying event for the Ohio Triple Crown and Jack Daniels’s World BBQ Championship.
“We’re really excited. This is a huge fundraiser,’’ said Sandy Likes, who is co-chairing the bash with Bill Zerkle. “The guys really get into it with decorating their trailers and booths.”
Hosted by the Rotary Club of West Chester and Liberty, the bash will be held on the front lawn of the museum. Guests are asked to use the VOA Park Dr. entrance off Cox Road, not the Tylersville Road entrance.
Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday. Parking and admission is $5 per car load or $2 per person who walks in.
There will also be live music provided by nine groups in the non-profit Cincy Blues Society, museum tours, food from a dozen vendors including barbecue, beer, beverages, and a Kids Zone with activities for children that include inflatable rides, face-painting and a petting zoo open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday.
Barbecue teams will be competing in chicken, ribs, pork and brisket categories for cash prizes totaling $7,000.
- 6 p.m.: Blue Sacrifice
- 7:30 p.m.: Brad Hatfield Band
- 9 p.m.: Leroy Ellington Blues Band
- 10:30 p.m.: Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project
- 4 p.m.: John Redell and Blues in The School Students
- 6 p.m.: Them Bones
- 7:30 p.m.: Ri and the Ramblers
- 9 p.m.: Tempted Souls
- 10:30 p.m.: G Miles and The Hitmen
Local barbecue team competitors
- Qubed, Loveland
- Retired and Rubbin’ It, New Richmond
- Blue Dog BBQ, Mason
- Something Serious BBQ, Cincinnati
- Historic BBQ, Lebanon
- Weq4u, Florence
- Velvet Smoke BBQ, Cincinnati
- Fumo Comedo, Cincinnati