The 2019 BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, June 08th, at 305 E. Grandstaff Road, Cushing, OK. The Festival is the way that the Cushing Chamber of Commerce and its members, as well as the City of Cushing, pays tribute to the Pipeline Industry. The pipeline companies also are very heavily involved in the Saturday public festivities. The companies each barbecue 110 pounds of brisket to serve to those barbecue aficionados who come out each year to enjoy the food, live music, and children’s activities.
However, Saturday is not the start of the event. The Thursday before the Festival, pipeline companies, and businesses in the Oil and Gas Industry, along with their employees, friends and business acquaintances, tee off at early on Thursday morning at the Pipeline Appreciation Golf Tournament. Two rounds of golf, one in the morning and one in the afternoon on Thursday and one round of golf Friday morning are held. In recent years, ONE HUNDRED (100) teams were entered and played in the golf tournament.
A sporting clay shooting event will be held the Thursday before the festival as well. Three rounds will be held, one round at 8:00 a.m., one round at 11 a.m., and one round at 2:00 p.m. held here in Cushing. In 2018 a Thursday evening” Meet and Greet” was added to festivities. The evening was attended and proved a success that will now be a part of the Annual tradition.
Friday evening, those same people along with the BBQ ‘N Blues Festival Sponsors gather at the Festival Site for a private party and Trade Show held in their honor to do some relaxed networking, listen to live music and in general enjoy each other’s company. Attendees of the Friday Night Private Party will get a special treat with the bands we have lined up for this special night.
The public portion and the most FUN portion of the BBQ ‘N Blues Festival will be held Saturday morning/afternoon. It will start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 3:00 p.m. The Festival on Saturday is open to the public. There is no admission fee, however, should you want to taste some of the most delicious barbecue for miles around, it will cost you $5 to buy a “Taster’s Kit.” You will get to SAMPLE a taste of each Pipeline Company’s BBQ, and vote for the “People’s Choice”. The BBQ sells out fast, so make sure to come early! Also in your”Taster’s Kit” bag will be some of the pipeline company swag. One per customer, and must purchase a taster’s kit in order to get the Pipeline Company Swag Bag.
See updates: http://cushingchamberofcommerce.org/public-events/.