About The Festival:
Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival celebrates the best in Texas barbecue and live Texas & Red Dirt music. In 2019 we’ll have more than 25 of the best barbecue restaurants from all over the state to let you sample their tasty smoked meats and we’ll have live music all day on two stages.
We’re still putting together our 2019 list of barbecue joints. You can see the list of the 2018 participating BBQ joints right here.
It’s simple: You pay for your GA or VIP ticket and that includes a sample of smoked meats from each of our participating restaurants at the festival. The joints will be bringing a variety of meats, from brisket, ribs, sausage, beef ribs, funky creations and more.
We’ll release our 2019 lineup on Friday, January 25. Click here to see previous lineups at Red Dirt.
Stay tuned for 2019 ticket information.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM CT on Friday, February 1, right here on our website.
Red Dirt sells out online every year, so we do not sell tickets at the gate.
Yep. You will receive a wristband when you first enter the festival, which will allow you to leave and return as you please, as long as you have the wristband on, so don’t take it off! No wristband = no re-entry.
If you’re in a shopping mood, you can check out many vendor booths that will be at the festival. You’ll also be able to purchase non-alcoholic beverages, merchandise, food from local food trucks after the BBQ is gone, and more. Whether certain booths accept credit/debit cards will at the discretion of the vendors. ATMs will be on site if you need cash.
Drink tickets must be purchased for all alcoholic beverages. There will be several ticket tents selling tickets. Tickets are redeemed at the bars for all alcohol. There will be a select few liquor sponsors at Red Dirt in 2019, and will work the same way.
Alcohol tickets are $5. One ticket = one drink. Three tickets gives you access to our sweet Texas craft beer tent, where you can sample craft beers from several Texas breweries.
Parking is free, unless certain businesses wish to charge at their lots at their own discretion. We recommend getting downtown early, since parking is spread out in all directions. You assume all risk and responsibility on where you park. We recommend parking at the Fair Plaza Parking Garage at the corner of Broadway Ave. and Elm St, which is free of charge.
Yes. Keep in mind that we will have a designated area in the general admission part of the streets where chairs will not be allowed to offer more people the opportunity to stand and be close to the stage. This will be in addition to chairs not being allowed in the VIP area directly in front of the stage. There will be plenty of room for VIP and non-VIPs to have chairs with great views of the stage, however. Plus, we think you should stand for killer music anyway.
Every barbecue restaurant participating the festival is allowed to bring extra food to sell to concert-goers if they wish after 4:00 PM. This does not necessarily guarantee food will be available from all/any of the participating restaurants. We will have select food trucks at the festival that will open at 4:00 PM.
Outside food or drinks, weapons, drugs, coolers, friends who waited too long to buy tickets, pets (service animals are welcome, of course, with proper documentation) vegetarianism and bad attitudes. Read more of our festival policies here.
The party. Good vibes. And sunglasses. And a hat. It gets hot.
Absolutely. This is an all-ages event, including the concert. Children 5 and under will be accepted into the festival for free, though we request you share your food samples with children younger than 5 to allow for enough food for everyone. Anyone older than 5 will require a ticket.
We have limited sponsorships and very limited vendor booth spaces available for the festival. Click here and fill out the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Click here to go to our Contact page, fill out the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
VIP entry is at 12:00 PM. General admission entry is at 1:00 PM Gates open for the concert at 3:45 PM. A piece of advice: get there early.