FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
Twitter    Facebook

Endorsed Entertainment Programs

Contest organizers are one of our most important partners in the KCBS family. For that reason, we have worked with our marketing company and committee to find worthy entertainment options that can provide worthy and relevant experiences for consumers of all types at KCBS events.

Below are the first batch of great programs that KCBS would like to feature as possible options for your contest if you need or are seeking entertainment. While we as an organization will not get in the middle of your negotiations/contracts with these possible programs, we do hope that the following info is helpful and gives you the ability to choose what's right for your event.

Making sure that consumers have a great time at all KCBS events is very important for your event, the KCBS family, and our entire industry. We wish you much and continued success in your BBQ endeavors!


DJ CHEF, "The Chef That Rocks!"
Celebrity chef and spin master "DJ Chef" combines culinary demos with lively music to focus on food and fun for the entire family!
Rock N' Ribs
The Ultimate Food and Music Entertainment Experience. Built specifically for BBQ festivals, this full scale touring program will delight the senses and musical appetite of many key demographics!
Breaking the Band
From the people who brought you everything from 3 Doors Down to country cross-over artist Kenny Rogers, the first annual BREAKING THE BAND series features America's hottest talent!
The BBQ All Stars
A little blues, a little rockabilly, a little boogie and a whole lot of fun, the BBQ All Stars are perfect for your event as they get everyone singing about BBQ!
Dance Y'all
The ultimate interactive dance party and showcase from the producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock.
Bacon Fests
The hottest new trend with sizzling revenue opportunities! Find out how to run a Bacon Fest right in the middle of your BBQ contest.
Pete Warner
Screamin', howlin', cryin' and growlin' blues and jazz saxophone player. From solo performances to full tilt boogie blues bands, let Pete Warner flavor your BBQ with the spirit of the blues.

Let Us Know! If you have experience with other great entertainment options,
share it with us today so we can look into endorsing them as well. Contact us today!

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+