Tickets for our Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, presented by Hyundai of Longview and produced by 101.5 KNUE and Radio Texas, LIVE! With Buddy Logan, sold out just hours after going on sale on February 7th. But, as promised we're going to have plenty of chances for you to win tickets. Here's your first shot:

We will get our 10,000th Radio Texas, LIVE! app download today, and we want to celebrate that milestone by giving away tickets to Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival.

Good luck!

“The Limestone Kid” himself, Parker McCollum, will headline this year’s festival, which is Saturday, May 2, back on the brick streets of Downtown Tyler. He’ll be joined by Texas Country superstars Josh Abbott Band, who headlined the festival in 2014, along with Red Dirt legends Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Charley Crockett and East Texas native Chris Colston.

In 2020 the festival will feature a record 30 of Texas’ best and most celebrated barbecue joints that will showcase their smoked meats to attendees.

Participating restaurants include: Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Tyler), Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor), The Slow Bone (Dallas), Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart, Austin, San Marcos, New Braunfels), Hutchins BBQ (McKinney, Frisco), Schmidt Family Barbecue (Bee Cave), Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas, Plano), Kreuz Market (Lockhart), Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Q (Jefferson), Snow’s BBQ (Lexington), Opie’s Barbecue (Spicewood), Roegels Barbecue Co. (Houston), Meat Church (Waxahachie), Micklethwait Craft Meats (Austin), BBQ on the Brazos (Cresson), Brisket Love BBQ & Icehouse (Lindale), Zavala’s Barbecue (Grand Prairie), The Original Bodacious Bar-B-Q (Longview), Truth BBQ (Brenham, Houston), Miller’s Smokehouse (Belton), Tyler’s Barbeque (Amarillo), LeRoy and Lewis (Austin), Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue (Pflugerville), Evie Mae’s Barbecue (Wolfforth), Country Tavern (Kilgore), Pinkerton’s Barbecue (Houston), Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin), Feges BBQ (Houston), Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue (Houston), Dayne’s Craft Barbecue (Fort Worth), and Brett’s Backyard Bar-B-Que (Rockdale).

The festival has expanded its number of participating restaurants from 14 in its inaugural year (2014) to more than 30 in 2020.

It is really something to see how much and how well this festival has grown in seven years,” said Chase Colston, festival promoter and Live Events Manager for 101.5 KNUE and Radio Texas, LIVE! “The incredible amount of support we have received from our fans, Downtown Tyler and countless local and national sponsors has made Red Dirt more than we could ever imagine. We can’t wait for another great time in Year 7.


The festival is also sponsored by Stonewater Roofing, The Mortgage House, Dr Pepper, Cavender’s, The Plato Group, 281 Lodging Group, Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma, and The Enright Group.

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