BBQ in Red Shoes

9th Annual BBQ in Red Shoes will be September 21, 2018 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 $50,000!


 218 BBQ Sponsors



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 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. Offical team members are required to be at the event from 5:30 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 20 BBQ teams and 500 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! $250 per 10'x10' space used.



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.


2017 BBQ in Red Shoes Overall Winner: Craneworks!

Craneworks BBQ Winner


2017 Donation Day

Donation of $13,500 raised at the 2017 BBQ in Red Shoes event.


Thanks 2018 BBQ in Red Shoes Committee:

Committee Co-Chairs: Alan Hunt, CAT Thompson Machinery; Charlie Logsdon, W.R. Newman

Dave Highsmith, WallTech Drywall

Sherry Jia, Crowe Inc.

Patrick Crouse, Solley Crane

Wally Irvin, Lewis Thomason

John Turner, Rogers Group

Alex Kramer, R.G. Anderson

Daniel Cothern, Alexander Metals