May 16 thru 18 - 2024 - Tom Lee Park
SmokeSlam - The World’s Ultimate BBQ Showdown - Memphis, TN - 2024

A World-Class BBQ Battle Like No Other

Buckle up for an epic three-day throwdown on the river! Introducing SMOKESLAM — the World’s Ultimate BBQ Showdown. Bring your empty belly and your whole family to historic Tom Lee Park as we fire up an all-new tradition: a fully inclusive and interactive experience celebrating the craft and culture of our legendary BBQ, as well as music and all things Memphis.

What


Three smoke-filled days of BBQ with live music and fun for the whole family

Where


Tom Lee Park, Downtown Memphis, Tenn.

When


Thursday, May 16 - Saturday, May 18, 2024

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All the Smoke, All On the Water

SMOKESLAM is putting the “festival” back in “BBQ festival” with a fan-first experience like no other. Pig out on world-class Q and other foods from competing teams and vendors, shop curated goods in our central marketplace and groove to some of music’s most legendary acts, as more than 55 teams vie for BBQ’s most coveted crown and the biggest prize check on the whole pork-lovin’ planet. There’s even a full carnival with a ferris wheel, carousel, games and more — all in one spectacular riverside setting.

Live Music

Thurs, May 16

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Mixtape: Featuring Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC, DJ M. Walk

Also Perfoming:

    Mustache The Band
    Noisy Cats Are We

Fri, May 17

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WAR • The Bar-Kays

Also Perfoming:

    Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage

Sat, May 18

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Also Perfoming:

    SMOKESLAM Players
    Memphis Harvest Band

Schedule

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Memphis Market and NBBQA BBQ Bazaar

The NBBQA BBQ Bazaar will be open throughout SMOKESLAM and features a wide array of products from celebrity chefs as well as Q&As, products and demos from Carey Bringle, Thyron Matthews, Ray Sheehan, Melissa Cookston and many others.

The Memphis Market will include more retail options including products from local businesses like Memphis Flavor and other BBQ must-haves.

B&B Charcoal: Live Fire Extravaganza

The B&B Charcoal: Live Fire Extravaganza will be fired up from open to close each day and will include demos and thousands of live fire samples showcasing the talents and culinary skills of BBQ professionals like Al Frugoni (Open Fire Cooking), Derek Wolf (Over the Fire Cooking), John Lindsey (All Q’ued Up), Mike Starr (Blazing Star BBQ) and Peg Leg Porkers.


Team Rankings

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Winners

Teams

Team applications have closed, but you can still check out the Competition Details, Rules and Prizes.

Meet the Teams

Festival Map

Find what you're looking for. View or download the complete festival map.

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About Mempho Presents

Mempho Presents is proud to be organizing SMOKESLAM. Mempho has deep roots in Memphis, music and barbecue. We’re dedicated to creating world-class experiences that stay true to what makes Memphis Memphis. With the help of our incredible partners, we’re committed to creating iconic events that will be talked about for years to come.


FAQs

Get the full lowdown on parking, accessibility, merch, food and beverage options, what you can and can’t bring inside, bag policy, VIP amenities and more on our FAQ page.

Have a question that isn’t covered? Hit us up at support@smokeslam.com.


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