When you ask people what they love about living in the South, you get a variety of different answers. The weather, friendly people, culture, music, beautiful places and of course, the food. More often than not, you don’t get just one of these answers, you get a mix of them. The folks at Southern Sauce agree and have put together an event that stirs together the best of the South’s most beloved traditions that can be shared and enjoyed by Southerners and visitors alike.
The Southern Sauce Beer, BBQ and Bands festival is a celebration of the best of the South. So what exactly makes up this special “Southern Sauce”?
2 Parts Blue-Ribbon BBQ: Free admission to the two-day BBQ festival in Romare Bearden Park is just the start. Watch as the the best of the best BBQ masters from the all over the Southeast compete in the Q-City Charlotte Championship, then help crown the “People’s Choice” winner and chow down on your favorite in the “Pig Pit” dining area.
1 Part Supporting Local: Take a break and shop local with the pop-up shops that line “Carolina Row”. These local artisans are bringing classic Carolina pottery, hammocks, low country rocking chairs, boiled peanuts and much more to the two day festival.
1 Part Craft Beer: What goes better with Southern BBQ than an ice cold beer? How about almost 300 beers. The second annual Charlotte Beerfest will be pouring both new and tried and true favorites at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday night. Enter below to win two tickets! Sample over 80 Carolina beers and over 200 craft beers as you make your way around the ballpark (named best in the nation) and enjoy live music from Simplified and The Gin Blossoms. Featured breweries include: Devil’s Backbone beers from Roanoke, VA, as well as OMB, Goose Island Beer Company, Foothills Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Natty Green’s Brewing Company, D9 Brewing Company, Sycamore Brewing, Bayne Brewing Company, RJ Rockers Brewing Company and more. Want more? Upgrade your tickets to VIP status for an extra hour of tasting, an exclusive tasting suite, VIP concert seating, a collectible pint glass, an event t-shirt and a gourmet bar-b-que buffet.
2 Parts Live Music: All day Friday and Saturday, catch live Blues bands performing on the Charlotte Blues Society stage in Romare Bearden Park. Plus, see local favorite band Simplified and multi-platinum artists The Gin Blossoms rock it out at the conclusion of Charlotte Beerfest (admission required).
- Check out SouthernSauceCLT.com for more information
- Enter to win TWO general admission tickets to Charlotte Beerfest
- Share with friends & family so they have a chance to win too
- Dig in to some Southern Sauce at the festival September 18-19th