July 13, 2019


308 Brass Rail

308 Prospect St. Jackson, MI 49203


Barbecue and bands at the 308 Brass Rail!

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


Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new audio equipment for Center Stage Jackson!

2019 Competitors & Prizes

Grand River Brewery
Kirby Smokehouse
Detroit City Smoke
Finley’s Smokehouse
Gator’s Grill
Texas Roadhouse
Hadaway Restorations
Center Stage Jackson

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

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

Last year’s competitors included…
Aaron Cole (1st Place), Grand River Brewery (2nd Place), 308 Brass Rail, DigiDudes, Hadaway Restorations, JTV – Adrian Sharp, Rooney’s, and 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.

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

Advertising Solutions Today

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Wendy Lake at 517-745-0491 today. Click here for sponsor information.

Contact for Competitors & Sponsors

Wendy Lake, (517) 745-0491 or WDL7123@gmail.com

Contact for General Event Questions

Katie Meyers, admin@centerstagejackson.org, (517) 539-4118.