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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Event: KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival

Arizona’s largest and best-loved BBQ event is expanding to Tumbleweed Park with an impressive lineup of country superstars, an enlarged VIP area, more than 30 BBQ pit masters, plus family-friendly shows and activities. Forty8 Live!, one of the largest producers of special events in Arizona, is excited to bring back this award-winning event in partnership with KNIX Country 102.5.

Celebrating over a decade of delicious family fun in Chandler, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from noon to 10 p.m, bigger and better than ever in a much larger venue. There will be live music from multiple CMA and ACM winners including multiplatinum recording artists, Lee Brice, Parker McCollum, Kameron Marlowe and Jacob Morris.

THE KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival has been titled Arizona’s largest BBQ event. With back-to-back awards for Arizona’s “Outstanding Event of the Year” 2012, 2013 & 2015, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival features the ultimate BBQ experience. In addition to the great BBQ and entertainment, this event will feature a massive March Madness lounge, Dock Dogs Competition, X-Game Skateboard and BMX stunt shows, kids zone with much, much more! This family friendly festival is sure to be a finger lickin’ good time!

An expanded VIP area includes catered BBQ, private bars, shaded area, standing pit access in front of the stage, restroom suites, VIP exclusive entertainment, soft seating, fire pits and a commemorative lanyard. With over 30 BBQ pit masters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the 13th annual event will offer a full day of great music, family entertainment and delicious food with amazing drinks to wash it all down.

“We have an incredible line-up of some of the hottest names in country music as well as legendary Barbecue Pit Masters for this annual signature event in Chandler, Arizona,” said David Horen Director of Events at Forty8 Live!.

“We’ve worked so closely with everyone from KNIX to the City of Chandler and we couldn’t be more excited to drive the tens of thousands of family-based country music and BBQ fanatics to this beautiful and centralized location, delivering a true festival experience for all,” said Mike O’Donnell Director of Partnerships at Forty8 Live!.

Tickets to the event are available online in advance for $20 GA, $30 at the door and $225 VIP. Military and First Responders get $15 off at the door with ID and Kids 12 and under are free. Admission does not include food and beverage. Purchase tickets at For more information about the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival follow on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook at @Forty8Live!

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Greater Cause Foundation offering critical funding to a variety of Arizona causes including the Children’s Cancer Dream Network, Military Assistance Mission, 100 Club of Arizona, Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank and Heidi’s Village.


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