July 24, 2021


Barbecue and live music at the 308 Brass Rail!

This is a family-friendly event with family-friendly live music!


Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for Center Stage Jackson’s 2021-22 Season!

2021 Competitors

Competitors to be announced soon!

First place by popular vote will receive $200, with the runner-up receiving $150.

If you are interested in competing in 2021, please contact Wendy Lake at 517-745-0491.

2019 Winners & Competitors

Kirby’s Smokehouse – 1st Place
Detroit City Smoke – 2nd Place
Gator’s Grill – 3rd Place
Finley’s Smokehouse
Grand River Brewery
Hadaway Restorations
Texas Roadhouse
Center Stage Jackson

2018 Winners & Competitors

Aaron Cole – 1st Place
Grand River Brewery – 2nd Place

308 Brass Rail
Hadaway Restorations
JTV – Adrian Sharp
Swift Catering – Ken Swift

Tasting Tickets & Drinks

For $10 you’ll get tickets to sample each competitor’s barbecue, one vote for your favorite, one drink ticket (beer, pop, or water), and entry into raffles! A portion of drink sales will also be donated to Center Stage Jackson. Tasting tickets will be sold at the door only, with cash, credit or debit.

Live Entertainment

The band Alibi with Center Stage Jackson’s own Karen Kidder and Steve Barrett will be performing classic and contemporary family-friendly rock LIVE on an outdoor stage from 4:00pm-8:00pm.


Most of the 308 Brass Rail parking lot will be taken up by the band’s stage and barbecuing area. Additional parking can be found nearby, either across the street or at the church next door.

2021 Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Cook Foundation Flatwork  

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Wendy Lake at 517-745-0491 or WDL7123@gmail.com today.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Title Sponsor – Renovation Plus

Entertainment Sponsor – Performance Automotive Northwest, Inc. 

Drink Sponsor – Cook Foundation Flatwork  

Drink Sponsor – Jackson Outdoor Equipment LLC

MinuteMan Sewer & Drain Cleaning LLC
308 Brass Rail  
Avery Oil & Propane
Bailey Excavating, Inc.
Lammers Heating and Air Conditioning  
OmniSource, LLC
Superior Industrial Sales & Service
The Water Store
The Craft Agency
Marino’s Pizza & More
Rives Quality Meats
Milligan’s Northwest Meat Market
Dawn Foods
Ladwig’s Culligan
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Contact for Competitors & Sponsors

Wendy Lake,
(517) 745-0491

Contact for General Event Questions

(517) 539-4118