General Admission Tickets On Sale For Second Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2011Texas Monthly today announced that general admission tickets went on sale this morning for its second annual BBQ Festival, scheduled for October 30 on the City Terrace at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.

Festival attendees will enjoy an afternoon of barbecue sampling, cold libations, and live performances by music legends Ray Benson & Friends and Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt A Whirl Band, all taking place beside the picturesque shores of Lady Bird Lake.

Twenty-two of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas, as featured in the magazine’s June 2008 issue, will travel from across the state to share their fare and cooking tips and visit with festival-goers. Those restaurants will represent the towns of Palestine, Dallas, Lavon, Stephenville, Los Fresnos, Tyler, Lexington, Clarksville, and Dickens, to name a few. In addition to the 22 restaurants, Franklin BBQ of Austin will be featured at the festival as the “newcomer,” as selected by Texas Monthly food editor Patricia Sharpe.

This year’s festival will once again feature a People’s Choice Awards competition in which festival-goers will be invited to vote for their favorite BBQ in the categories of brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, and sausage.

For more information about the 2011 Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, including tickets, visit

Texas Monthly has a circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than 2.6 million people each month—one out of every eight Texas adults. Texas Monthly is published by Emmis Publishing, L.P. Emmis owns and operates radio stations and other magazines.

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