Event Planner

Not so fast, bandito.

If you don’t have tickets, fix that before you proceed.

(All tickets must be purchased via Prekindle—even DAY-of purchases!)

Getting to Blues, Bandits & BBQ

The event is located on the west side of the Park (just look for the baseball fields).

If you’re in the neighborhood, walk or ride your bike on over to the park. If you’re a bit farther, try a scooter! A bit farther still? Check out public transportation, like the Dallas Streetcar (which is totally free).

Beyond public transportation, shared rides are a great option. If none of those work for you and you’re planning to drive, please keep in mind that areas of Kidd Springs are under construction. Parking remains available near the rec center, and along all adjacent and nearby streets that do not have “No Parking” signs. (Most of these streets are available to park on.)


Friday Planner

Want to see the fires lit? Come on out Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. If you purchase a golden wristband, you will not only be eligible for BBQ tasting on Friday, but the Friday beer tent will also be open to you. Cost of beer is included with the purchase of a golden wristband. Friday night features music, as well.

(Please drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive.)


Saturday Planner

The main event. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and so will the bar. Beer will be sold separately on Saturday. BBQ tasting requires a wristband (which must be purchased on Prekindle!). All cookers will be ready for public BBQ tasting by noon. The first band fires up at 12:15 p.m. Public BBQ tasting will last until 3:00 p.m. Champions of each category will be crowned at 4:45 p.m.

THe lineup

Friday – Event begins at 5:00 and ends at 10:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Fires get lit!

6:00 p.m.
Beer tent opens

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Band: Janky

7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Band: The Rosemont Kings

10:00 p.m.
Closing / Quiet hours begin 


Saturday – Event begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends just after 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
Doors open and beer starts pouring!

12:00 p.m.
All BBQ teams serving to public
People’s Choice vote opens!

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Band: TBA

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Bnois King Band

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Band: The Javelinas

3:00 p.m.
BBQ serving closes down
People’s Choice vote closes!

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Band: Shake Anderson

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Winners Announced & Trophy Presentation

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Band: Wallace & Branch

the layout


Don’t forget to stop by the Stage Coach for a picture,

and tag Go Oak Cliff in it!