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Historic Downtown Manassas will now hold its 10th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival for TWO DAYS, on September 12 & 13, 2020.

Whether you call it ‘cue’ or ‘que’, if you are enthusiastic about this culinary style, you won’t want to miss this event!

This ticketed event features live music, award winning craft beers & distilled spirits for sampling, and some of the Nation’s best barbecue!

*New for 2020*:

  • The Kansas City Barbeque Society Master Series Contest

    • Chicken

    • Pork Ribs

    • Pork Butt

    • Beef Brisket

The cooking source at a Master Series Sanctioned Contest shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal.  KCBS Rules and regulations apply.
  • The Kansas City Barbeque Society Backyard Contest

    • Chicken

    • Pork Ribs

The cooking source at a Stand Alone Backyard Contest shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal.  KCBS Backyard Rules and regulations apply. In addition, all KCBS team members who participate in a Backyard Sanctioned Contest earn points towards the KCBS Backyard Team of the Year.


BREWS & BBQ TASTER PASS: $ * ($ *@Gate) includes admission for one (21+), souvenir tasting glass, a BREWS TASTER WRISTBAND for tasting beer and spirits***, and 10 vouchers good for sampling BBQ throughout the event.

Ticket Link Coming Soon!!

BREWS TASTER PASS: $ * ($ *@Gate)** includes admission for one (21+), a souvenir tasting glass and a BREWS TASTER WRISTBAND*** for tasting beer and spirits.

GENERAL ADMISSION (Non-Taster): $ * ($ *@Gate)** includes admission for one (13+) into the festival.
(Children 12 and under – FREE)

Ticket Link Coming Soon!!

*Does not include payment processing fee.
**Prices increase at the gate.
***Wearing the BREWS TASTER WRISTBAND enables sampling of beer and spirits throughout the event. BBQ samples are included ONLY with the BREWS & BBQ TASTER PASS VOUCHERS.

The Bands:

  • 11:45 pm – 1:30 pm: 

1 Identity

  • 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm: 

Michael Christopher


  • 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm: 

The Brews & Distilled Spirits:

Brothers Craft Brewing Logo





Tucked Away Brewing Logo





The Barbecue:


Please check back for updates on breweries, distilleries, and BBQ vendors.

Interested in participating as a Vendor or Food Vendor? Click here!

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors:

Silver Level Sponsors:


Bronze Level Sponsors:


Friend of the Festival Sponsors: