April 24, 2014
Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, April 24, 2014) – Not only will the 2nd annual Smokelawn event in Oaklawn’s infield May 3 feature the region’s best BBQ competition, but it will also showcase six of the region’s best musical talent. Trey and Dave will kick things off at 11 a.m. and the John Calvin Brewer Band will close out the lineup starting at 4:30 p.m. They will play right up to time for the Kentucky Derby simulcast from Churchill Downs at approximately 5:30 p.m. Gates will open for this free event at 10 a.m.
In addition to the live music and BBQ, guests are invited to come enjoy a Beer Garden offering craft beers, an antique motorcycle show and Kids Zone featuring inflatable rides and a petting zoo. Fans will also be able to enjoy all the racing action from Churchill Downs on the big screen monitor in the infield.
Nearly 50 teams have signed up to participate in the Smokelawn competition that is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and they will be competing for over $15,000 in prize money. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner starting at 2 p.m.
The Smokelawn lineup:
11 a.m. – Trey and Dave
12 noon – The Christine DeMeo Band
1 p.m. – Jocko
2 p.m. – Shane Simanton
3 p.m. – Dean Agus
4:30 p.m. – John Calvin Brewer Band