BBQ in Red Shoes

7th Annual BBQ in Red Shoes was held September 30, 2016 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 $30,000!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 BBQ in Red Shoes. This year was our biggest event yet with 27 teams cooking and approximately 500 people in attendance. Mark your calendars for the 8th annual BBQ in Red Shoes, September 2017.

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Thank you 2016 event sponsors:

 2016 Sponsors


How to Participate

Enter a Team

 BBQ 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 tickets. Teams are required to participate in the Pork and Chicken cook off competition. There is an optional "Appetizer" category that costs $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, and appetizers are judged by a professional panel of judges and celebrity judges. A team is at the event from 5:30 a.m. until cleanup is finished, but it is a fun day of great food and fun! More details about entry can be found on the entry form and in the rules packet.

Come for Lunch!

BBQ cooking

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! Each year we have at least 20 BBQ teams and 200 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! 


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 2016 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 2017. Find more sponsorship information in the event flyer at the top of this page.


2015 BBQ in Red Shoes Overall Winner: Moonswiners (Bell & Associates and Wilson & Associates)!


2016 Donation Day

Donation of $6,500 raised at the 2015 BBQ in Red Shoes event.


Thanks 2016 BBQ in Red Shoes Committee:

Committee Chair: Alan Hunt, US Markets

Dave Highsmith, WallTech Drywall

Tyler Powell, Bell & Associates

Charlie Logsdon, W.R. Newman

Kristen Morris, Waste Management

Patrick Crouse, Craneworks

John Turner, Rogers Group

Kristen Linton, JE Dunn

Josh Rushing, HOAR Construction

Tyler Baldridge, JE Dunn