SMOKIN-showdownSouthern Arizona’s premier BBQ competition returns to downtown Tucson, bigger and better than ever. Introducing the 2016 Southern Arizona Smokin Showdown!

Hotel Congress, Merit Foods, the Steele Children’s Research Center and a passel of the top Tucson BBQ purveyors are combining to provide a senses searing, tastebud tingling, meaty monstrosity of an event with great local beer, awesome music and most importantly, this year’s featured protein: pulled pork.

SO what do you get with your ticket?

Well, pardner, you will be able to try BBQ from all of the BBQ bosses, enjoy a heap of delicious sides provided by the Cup Cafe and a pint of icy cold brew from Tucson’s newest brewery Catalina Brewing Company. You ‘ll even be able to take home the commemorative glass. Of course, there will be great music provided by the Jons and best of all, the satisfaction that the proceeds are going to a great cause. Get your tickets soon, like last year this will sell out fast!We’re very excited about this year’s contestants. We have some of last year’s winners joining us again, but each contestant will have to prove themselves to the judges and the people.

Of course, there will be great music provided by the Jons and best of all, the satisfaction that the proceeds are going to a great cause. Get your tickets soon, like last year this will sell out fast! We’re very excited about this year’s contestants. We have some of last year’s winners joining us again, but each contestant will have to prove themselves to the judges and the people.

The Southern Arizona Smokin Showdown takes place at Hotel Congress in Tucson on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $35, $25 of which is tax deductible as it’s a charitable contribution benefiting the Steele Children’s Research Center.

This year’s contestants at the Southern Arizona Smokin Showdown are:

  • Chillin n’ Grillin BBQ
  • Acacia
  • Red Desert BBQ
  • Brushfire BBQ
    The Cup Cafe
  • Maynards Market & Kitchen
  • AZ BBQ Club
  • Brother John’s Bourbon & BBQ and
  • Shooter’s Steakhouse

Want more info? Visit the event page on Real AZ BBQ, or buy your tickets here.

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