Barbecue food – a staple in the Texas dining scene – deserves its own festival…because why not! On Saturday, Sept. 24, SMOKED Dallas will bring 15 of the best BBQ restaurants to downtown Dallas for a day of great food and live music.


The festival opens at 2:30 p.m. to the public and your paid admission gets you complimentary tastings from every restaurant listed below included until 5 p.m.

Participating restaurants:

Black’s BBQ
BBQ on the Brazos
Bet The House BBQ
Chef Dean Fearing
Cousin’s Bar-B-Q
Heim Barbecue & Catering
Hutchins BBQ
Lockhart Smokehouse
Longorias BBQ
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Pecan Lodge Catering
The Slow Bone
Schmidt Family Barbecue
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
18th & Vine Barbeque

Side Dishes: Cafe Momentum

Dessert by: Haute Sweets Patisserie

Live Music after the eats!

After the tasting portion, the food will be available for sale while supplies last. Guests can stick around until the end of the festival at 10 p.m.for live music and cold drinks. Bands include:
The Toadies
The Dirty River Boys
The Roomsounds
Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote Band



$28 Concert Ticket (doors open at 5 p.m.) This ticket includes admission for the concerts, and food is available for purchase inside the festival, while supplies last.
$48 BBQ Tasting and Concert Combo Ticket (Entry at 2:30 PM) The best of both worlds – includes 2.5 hours of complimentary BBQ tastings from 2:30-5 p.m. and the concerts.
$90 VIP ticket (Early Entry at 1:30 PM) - Sold out!
Children 6-12: $10; Children 5 and under: FREE



$5.00 Parking is available at Elm Street Garage located at 2000 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201.

We hope to see you there for this deliciously curated festival!