May 28 - May 29, 2022
Get ready for the return of lip-smackin' BBQ, incredible brews, and smokin' hot tunes. Memorial Weekend 2022, May 28-29.
The Mill Casino * Hotel’s Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay has grown into one of The Mill’s most attended events. Finger-lickin' good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and smokin’ hot tunes at the BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, Memorial Day Weekend.
Whether you’re a grill master or just love to eat great barbecue, this event is for you. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, May 28-29, 2022 at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.
For the 9th Year, The Mill brings you finger-lickin' good barbeque for a Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Event, bringing the best grill masters and teams together, vying for the title of Grand Champion! See the schedule below for tasting times!
Smokin’ hot tunes from some of the best blues musicians throughout both days. After grabbing some BBQ and a Brew, stop in the music tent to hear such greats as Inner Limits and Lloyd Tolbert Band!
New and improved beer samplings in 2022! Enjoy samples for over 20 breweries as you wander through the event. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Best Brew!
When guests enter the event, they will be able to buy a commemorative logo’d glass for $15. The glass comes with 10 tokens for samples of the 30+ flavors of beers at the 4 beer stations throughout the event. Each token is valid for one 2 oz sample.
Guests can purchase more tokens for $1 each. Full-size domestic beers and a selection of wine will also be available for purchase with cash or card.
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Enjoy Vendors, Live Entertainment, Craft Brews, and sample BBQ & Mac ‘N Cheese from competitors
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Live Entertainment: Inner Limits
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Live Entertainment: Lloyd Tolbert Band
, May 29
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Enjoy Vendors, Live Entertainment, Craft Brews, and sample BBQ & Mac ‘N Cheese from competitors
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Live Entertainment: Lloyd Tolbert Band
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Live Entertainment: Inner Limits
2:00 PM – Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge
4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony – $13,500 in prize money will be awarded to KCBS BBQ competitors, Mac ‘N Cheese winners will be announced!
*ALL SAMPLES AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL ARE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. GET YOUR BBQ BUCKS AT THE INFORMATION TABLES.
(as of December 31, 2021)
1. Booties BBQ
2. Bearded Boar BBQ
3. Fat Dads Barbeque
4. The California Grill Billies
5. Son of Smoke
6. Dances with Smoke Barbeque
7. Prison Break BBQ
8. Jerimiah Johnson Mountain Man BBQ
9. BBQ BROS
10. Smokin' Timbers Northwest
11. Big Bite BBQ
12. RJ’s Smokehouse
13. 503 Backyard BBQ
14. Newts BBQ
15. Small Axe BBQ
16. Old Dirty Basters
17. J&C BBQ
18. Greenhorn Smokehouse