Black’s Barbecue Joins the First Annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

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Black’s Barbecue from Lockhart, Texas will join 14 other Texas Barbecue restaurants at the First Annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler, Texas on May 3, 2014.

Black’s Barbecue from Lockhart, Texas will join 14 other Texas Barbecue restaurants at the First Annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler, Texas on May 3, 2014. Randy Rogers Band, Whiskey Myers, G.R. Ordinance and The Bigsbys will provide live music while festival-goers try some of the best barbecue and beer in Texas.

Event creator Chase Colston said, “Barbecue has always been big in Texas, but over the last several years we have witnessed an incredible explosion in barbecue’s popularity throughout the state and the entire country. We saw an opportunity to do an event in Tyler that brings together the best in Texas barbecue and music in one place. Tyler is the heart of East Texas, and this area has never seen an event of this magnitude. The buzz and reception about Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has been amazing, and we are so excited about seeing this dream become a reality.”

Black’s Barbecue was recently a part of the Texas Monthly BBQ Pop-Up Joint Event in Brooklyn, New York and was a huge hit with attendees. Located in the Barbecue Capital of Texas, Black’s Barbecue has been open for 82 years and is recognized as one of the oldest family-run restaurants in Texas. When asked why he chose Black’s Barbecue to be a part of the festival, Chase Colston said, “Black’s is one of the most elite barbecue restaurants in Texas, and having the opportunity to have the state’s oldest and longest-running barbecue joints participate in Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival is something we couldn’t pass up. The Black family has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and you can’t forget about the food. We’re thrilled people from all over the state and country will be able to sample Black’s and 14 other restaurants in Tyler and get a feel for what real Central Texas barbecue is all about.”

If you are interested in attending the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival on May 3, 2014, please visit However, if you are unable to attend the festival and would still like to try Black’s Barbecue, visit our online store at

If you love Black’s Barbecue and would like to share your enthusiasm, please make sure to include #blacksbbq and #reddirtbbqfest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Black’s Barbecue and to connect with us online, please visit:

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About Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival will feature three things Texans love the most: meat, music and beer. The first-ever Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival will showcase 15 of the best BBQ joints around Texas, giving you the opportunity to sample tasty smoked meats from the biggest names in barbecue in the Lone Star State. You'll also experience the best in Texas music, featuring top-level acts The Bigsbys, Green River Ordinance, Whiskey Myers and Randy Rogers Band as our headliner, and our friends at Shiner Beers are going to keep you properly hydrated.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival is being put on by Townsquare Media, a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties in 66 markets throughout the United States.

About Black’s BBQ

Black's Barbecue, located in Lockhart, Texas (the Barbecue Capital of Texas), is Texas' oldest and best major barbecue restaurant continuously owned by the same family. Since 1932, we've been delighting our customers with delicious Texas smoked meats, homemade sausage, and barbecue sauces. As a family owned business, we take great pride in customer service and work hard to provide a memorable experience for every customer that visits us in Lockhart. More information about our history is available on the Black's Facts page of our site.

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