BBQ in Red Shoes


10th Annual BBQ in Red Shoes will be September 27, 2019 at Nissan Stadium!

The annual BBQ in Red Shoes is a charity BBQ Cook Off supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Since 2010, the event has rasied over $65,000 for the House!


2019 BBQ in Red Shoes Team, Volunteer, & Judge T-Shirts

2019 BBQ T-Shirts



2019 Fencing Provided By:

Rio Grande Fence Company of Nashville


2019 Clean Up Crew Sponsored By:

Sunstate Equipment Liberty Waste Waste Management


2019 Custom Awards Crafted & Donated By:

Stone Steel


2019 Fun & Games Brought By:

Rogers Group


2019 Beer Tent Hosted By:

AGC Legal Advisory Committee


2019 Media Sponsored By:

Jack FM

2019 Lunch Sponsored By:

Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering


2019 Boss Hoggs:

2019 Boss Hogg Sponsor Logos

Add 2019 Boss Hogs

2019 Pork Busters:

2019 Pork Busters

2019 Three Little Pigs:

Bonds Southeast

2019 Teams:

Aegis Project Controls James McHugh Construction Sorella
Alexander Metals Jarrett Fire Protection SouthPoint Risk | Ashbusters
Architectural Glass & Metal JE Dunn Construction Sunbelt Rentals
Batten | Shaw Construction Josie Mazzo Children's Charities Sunstate Equipment
Bell & Associates | Wilson & Associates Lee Company Thompson Machinery
Bradley MARCUM LLP Turner Construction Co.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Messer Construction United Rentals | Cooper Steel
Care Supply MTSU AGC Student Chapter Waste Management
Construction Enterises, Inc.  Nacarato Volvo WR Newman
CraneWorks Inc. Pride Industries Clark Construction
Crowe, LLP. Ram Tool The Parent Company
Demo Plus, Inc RC Mathews Rogers Group
Hardaway Construction Reynolds Concrete Pumping Wood PLC
Hensel Phelps | Derr Isbell RG Anderson  
Irving Materials Inc. Robins & Morton  


2019 Expo Booths:

Charlie Irwin Painting Rodefer Moss Stoneworks
D Nickell Company, LLC PASKR DBIA Nashville Chapter
Vulcan Materials Dale Carnegie NAWIC Nashville
GPRS Solley Crane SMPS Nashville
Kraft CPAs Transit & Level Clinic MMC Construction
Rio Grande Fence Care Supply Maynard Select



How to Participate

Enter a Team


Teams consist of a head chef and 4 helpers, for a total of 5 official team members. You can have other people at your tent, but they will not be allowed to help in cooking or preparation. They will also need to purchase General Admission tickets. Teams are required to participate in the Pork and Chicken cook off competition. There is are optional appetizer and dessert categories that cost $25 to enter. Half of the proceeds from the appetizer entries go to Ronald McDonald House, the other half goes to the winning team. Pork, chicken, appetizers, and desserts are judged by a professional panel of judges and celebrity judges. Desserts are also judged by attendees for the People's Choice award. Offical team members are required to be at the event from 5:00 a.m. until cleanup is finished. More details about entry can be found on the entry form and in the rules packet.


Come for Lunch!

While our BBQ teams can't feed you lunch (even though we wish they could), we do have a full BBQ lunch catered in by the wonderful B&C BBQ who donates a HUGE portion of the food to the event. Come join us for chicken and pork BBQ, their famous mac & cheese, and corn muffins. Don't forget the fantastic fruit tea! After you have enjoyed your meal, visit our teams for the People's Choice contest. You will taste a dessert from each participating team and vote on your favorite! We will list dessert ingedients at front door. Please be mindful of allergies! Tickets are $10. You can pre-purchase or buy at the door with cash, check, or credit card.


Don't BBQ? Sign up for a booth space!

If you would like to set up a tent and hand out information about your company, you have come to the right event! Last year we had 38 BBQ teams and 875 people in the crowd who represent commercial contractors in the Middle Tennessee area. Come show off your products to the decision makers while also enjoying a fun day! 

We strongly encourage heavy epuipment be brought to show off at the event! $400 per booth.



Besides AGC staff, this event runs off of volunteer help! If you can spare a few hours to help set up, serve lunch, or help clean up, please sign up as a volunteer! Click here to fill out volunteer form


Be a Sponsor!

Get the most bang for your buck by committing to sponsorship at the 2018 BBQ in Red Shoes! Get your logo seen by hundreds of industry professionals as they come out to have lunch with us. Your logo will also be on this website until June 2019. Find more sponsorship information in the event flyer at the top of this page.


2018 BBQ in Red Shoes Overall Winner: IMI!



Donation Day 2019

2019 Donation Day

Donation of $17,500 raised at the 2018 BBQ in Red Shoes event.


Thanks 2019 BBQ in Red Shoes Committee:

Committee Chair: Charlie Logsdon, W.R. Newman

Alan Hunt, CAT Thompson Machinery

Garner Lee, Brasfield & Gorrie

Wally Irvin, Lewis Thomason

Kelley Pettersen, Spire Consulting Group

John Turner, Rogers Group

Matt Frutiger, Sunstate Equipment

Alex Kramer, Solomon Builders

Garrett Dunn, JE Dunn

Daniel Cothern, Alexander Metals

Joe Klich, Hardaway Construction

Ann Murphy, Lewis Thomason