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Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival Music and Food Lineups Announced

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The full lineup for the upcoming fifth annual Bud Light Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has just been released, complete with musical artists and barbecue hot spots scheduled to wow the crowds on Saturday, May 5, in Tyler, Texas. Aaron Watson will headline the festival, with a supporting cast of Pat Green, Koe Wetzel, Read Southall Band, and Josh Weathers.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival Music and Food Lineups Announced

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Watson is a renowned Texas artist whose success strongly speaks for itself. “The Underdog,” his 2015 album, was the first to have reached the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart by a male artist recording on an independent label. He followed that up with a 2017 release entitled “Vaquero” which reached the number two position on the chart, and the first single released off the album, entitled “Outta Style,” became Watson’s first top-40 country radio hit. Green has consistently made his mark on the country music scene, both locally and nationally. With six top-10 albums to his credit and a number of hits including “Wave on Wave” and “Drinkin’ Days,” he’s a successful artist that fans of the festival can’t wait to hear.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival Music and Food Lineups Announced

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The 5th annual Bud Light Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival can also boast 22 of the most celebrated Texas barbecue joints offering samples of their wares. Those noted as participating presently include Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Tyler), Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart, Austin, San Marcos), Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor), The Slow Bone (Dallas), and Hutchins BBQ (McKinney, Frisco), to name just a few. Festival promoter Chase Colton told local news outlets, “We are so excited to be celebrating our fifth anniversary of the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival this year, and it just happens to be on Cinco de Mayo. We are honored to be able to keep holding this event in Downtown Tyler and we are looking forward to our fifth party being our best one yet.”

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival Music and Food Lineups Announced

Photo: Facebook/Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

A sold-out show in all of its prior years, the festival anticipates over 5,000 fans at the 2018 event. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. (local) on February 1 at the link provided here. General admission tickets will include access to both the music and barbecue components of the festival and will be sold at a cost of $60. For access to only the music portion, tickets will be available for $30. VIP tickets will also be on hand at a cost of $100. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit The Heart of Tyler/Tyler Main Street, which is a non-profit organization supporting the cultural, economic, and historic revitalization of Downtown Tyler, Texas.