Here is our schedule of events:
Schedule of Events (Dates and times Subject to Change 2014)
Friday June 27th 2014 $5 at the Gate, kids under 10 are free! Hours: 4-9:00
Tasting Tickets sold at the gate.
1:00 PM Competitor and VIP Luncheon (Not Open to the Public)
4:00 Event Open to the Public: Vendors, Crafters, BBQ Food, Ice Cream, Beer & Wine Garden Open
All day long: Visit our vendors and crafters!
4:30 PM KCBS Cooks Meeting
6:00 Michael Palmer Rocks the House til 7:30 PM
Michael Palmer6:30 Anything Butt Contest Judging (Behind the Scenes)
7:00 KCBS Dessert Contest Judging (Behind the Scenes)
7:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #1 (OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE)
8:00 BBQ TOUR STOP #2 (SMOKIN GNOME)
8:30 MIchael Palmer Rocks On
8:30 VIP BBQ TOUR STOP- VIP ONLY
9:00 Closing Announcements
Saturday June 28th 2014- $8 at the gate and kids under 10 are free, Tasting Tent Tickets Sold Separately Hours: 10-9:30
7:30 AM Competitor Breakfast
10:00 AM Event Opens to the Public
Grab some lunch in the Food Court!
TBA (11:00) UNTIL (2:00 PM or SOLD OUT): People’s Choice Sample Tent Open, Until Samples Run Out Vote for a Winner!
12:00 KCBS Judging Stars
12:00 COSETTE GOBAT ROCKS THE HOUSE
2:00 BBQ TOUR STOP #3 (3 EYZ BBQ)
2:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #4 (APORKALYPSE NOW)
All day long: Visit our vendors and crafters!
4:00 KCBS BBQ AWARD CEREMONY & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WITH BURNT ORANGE
5:00 BURNT ORANGE BAND CONTINUES TO ROCK THE HOUSE
6:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #5 (HOG IT UP BBQ)
7:00 VIP WINNERS DINNER (HOG IT UP BBQ)
7:00 RULE-G ROCKS THE HOUSE
9:30 PM Event Officially Closes
Sunday June 29th 2013 Event Opens to the Public Hours: 11 to 5 Dollar Discount Day! $1 at the gate
(Not to the public-Backyard Load in 7-8 am)
(Not open to the public – Car Load in for Evel Speed Car Show)
11:00 Open to the Public
EVEL SPEED CAR SHOW HAPPENING
11:00 Michael Palmer Performs
12:00 Noon Backyard Competition Judging Starts
12:00 KCBS CBJ JUDGE CLASS (PRIVATE EVENT)
1:00 BRIAN BUCHANAN rocks the house.
2:00 PM GARY SMALLWOOD rocks the house 1st set.
3:00 BBQ AWARDS
GARY SMALLWOOD 2nd set.
4:00 CAR SHOW AWARDS
GARY SMALLWOOD 3rd set
5:00 Closing Announcements
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We are stoked that Gary Smallwood is coming back to the Clear Brook stage! He’ll be performing on Sunday 6/29/14. He has shared the stage with or supported such great acts as Robin Trower, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, the late great Jeff Healey, Elliott Easton(the Cars), Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Bret Michaels, Guster, Catfish Hodge, Michael Fath and many more.
His guitar playing, both electric and acoustic has been highly sought after by musicians as well as the public. He has loaned his talents to many bands as a ‘sideman’ and in the studio on numerous recording projects, including Genghis Angus’ “Twelve Days”, Bryan Fox’s “Unfoxable”, Josh Burgess Band’s “Living & Dying Under Orion” , Jim Asbell’s “Man Overbored”, Leesburg Community Church’s “Give Me Jesus”, Bret Michaels’ “Rock My World” and countless other demo recordings.
Gary’s style of music consists of classic rock, soulful blues rock or just “flat out guitar rock”…he has a great appreciation for all types of music and sometimes will incorporate soul, R&B, funk, country and ‘show tunes’ into his playing. Gary also gives back to the community by playing shows for numerous benefits and charities throughout the region. He is a well respected and hard working musician, playing 200+ shows a year. Check him out here.
We’re happy to have Larry and the boys from Burnt Orange Band rocking the BBQ awards this year on Saturday night both during, and after! In other words, they will be electrifying the award ceremony. If you haven’t heard them, you can listen to them here. In an unprecedented move, Larry and the boys feel it’s only right to rock the house not only after the ceremony, but DURING.
In most cases, the competitors are tired, having been up cooking all night, but now with some Burnt Orange Band rifts, they may be able to stay awake during the ceremony and feel like a star walking on that stage. Larry and the boys attitude it to being neighborly. After all, Culpepper is about 90 minutes away. In Virginia, that’s nothing. “We’re going to make them feel like rock stars!” Wow! Star power! By the way, like them on Facebook!
I first heard of Michael Palmer while he was organizing a benefit concert in his area. (Found: The Journal ) It isn’t every day that a guy from West Virginia assembles a group of bikers who come in support of raising money to end child abuse. That’s what Michael does, the impossible.
Michael Palmer gives cutting edge high energy performances. He spends most his life giving back for the gift he has, often playing many charity or benefit concerts each year. He’s well traveled, he’s sang on the Grand Old Opry stage, cut numerous demos in Nashville, had auditions on the Voice and America’s Got Talent, and opened for Todd Allen Herendeen.
He’s not yet thirty, but he’s been singing since five and bought his first guitar at age fifteen. He’s a military veteran! He promotes Freedom Water, of which a portion of every bottles helps our Active duty soldiers, veterans, their families and their children!
When I asked why he’s chosen family time over fame, he said, “Growing up poor in rural Winchester, Virginia I remember the days we didn’t have food, the thing that kept me going was music. I taught myself how to play Hawaii Five-0 by the Ventures and the rest was history. If God has given you a gift you use it, and that’s what I do. Even when I didn’t have a job, I entertained people with my music. Today, I live each day giving back when I can.”
I chose Michael to headline our Hogging Up BBQ Festival. I’m glad I did.He’s passionate about lots of things in life, his music and helping others is at the top of his list. Michael lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with lovely wife and three children.
We can’t wait for his high energy performance on Friday night, June 27th, he’ll be playing right after the BBQ tour.
(Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County Va)
They will be giving out information about their festival, which takes place July 13th 🙂 Stop by their info tent and find out what great entertainment they have lined up! This year they feature Pat Travers Band!
Looking for a Campground to stay in Winchester when coming to the Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival ? Visit Candy Hill Campground. They have a pool, cabins you can rent and a beautiful picturesque setting.
And yes, you will feel like you are in Candy Land! This is normal. Do not be alarmed.
Burnt Orange Band’s bio is now live on our website! Check out our bands page and read up on this Culpepper Virginia band as they will rock the house at the 2013 Hogging Up BBQ Festival.
Burnt Orange Band jammed it up at the Smokin’ in the Track Festival in Luray, and since Big Fat Daddy’s helped sponsor that event, we know first hand how good Larry and the guys are. They play slightly funky good time blues and groovin’ rock, and have a whole list of requests from us!. We are gonna have them rocking out on Sunday 6/30 so hope you will connect with them:
Band Bio: We are pleased to announce Dangerous Mood as our Staff Pick. This amazing young duo comprised of Trevor Davis (guitar and vocals) and Jordan McWhorter (vocals and keyboard) and they will win any crowd over. Both live in Winchester, Virginia and are in the process of recording their first CD. Their original music consists of a soulsy-blues folk all it’s own and for this festival Dangerous Mood will be also bringing some of their favorite Pasty Cline and Alison Kraus covers. You can see more about them on their website , or Facebook page! Tweet to them @Dangerous_Mood Website
They have a sound that really infuses old school blues with the folk/indie sound that is popular today.
The staff says, “Jordan’s amazing vocals will blow you away. Here them here. This duo is going places. We are lucky to have them play at our festival. Once they sell out stadiums, we may not be so lucky.”
Band Bio: Circa Blue is “Fresh Bluegrass Music” features tight vocal harmonies, clean instrumentation, and creative arrangements to keep audiences tapping their toes and dancing in their seats! Steve Harris plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. Dave Harris plays bass and sings baritone and tenor vocals. Matt Hickman on Banjo, and Dave Webb on Mandolin (and vocals.) Their self-titled debut CD features 5 original tunes. Learn more at Circa Blue Official Website!