Georgia/Florida Weekend BBQ Block Party at the Arena
Fire up your tastebuds! SMG and SAVOR are kicking off the 2nd Annual BBQ Block Party at the Arena presented by LandShark.
This year’s event will feature Food Truck Friday, the largest food truck party in Jacksonville, on Friday, Oct. 26. Your favorite area food trucks will be lined up outside Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena for the lunch rush from 11am – 2pm. Food Truck Friday is expected to draw hundreds of hungry folks from downtown businesses and will be an extraordinary celebration in anticipation of the Zac Brown Band concert happening later that night followed by the Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic on Oct. 27.
Food Truck Friday is just one element of the 2nd Annual BBQ Block Party. The party will be held from 11am – 7pm outside Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The event is family friendly and admission is FREE! Compete in the Turner Pest Cornhole Fest for a chance to win two tickets to the Zac Brown Band concert.
Additional games including a miniature golf course, football toss and inflatable bounce house will be provided by Amazing Amusements plus an interactive display provided by the Air National Guard.
The highlight of the event is the BBQ contest featuring two dozen teams competing for trophies for Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, Best Chicken, Best Pork and Best Ribs. The Grand Champion winner will also receive free entry into the Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships to be held during spring 2013. Winners will be announced at the Block Party at 5pm.
Registration for the BBQ contest is now available at www.jaxevents.com or at www.danielkids.org. Proceeds from registration will benefit Daniel Kids.
BBQ will be judged by certified BBQ judges and local celebrity judges. BBQ and other concessions will be available for purchase from Savor and participating vendors. The BBQ Block Party will also feature live music leading up to the Zac Brown Band concert scheduled to begin at 7pm at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
11am – 5pm
Food Truck Friday
11am – 2pm
Games & Activities
11am – 7pm
Live Music with the Knotty Pines Band
4pm – 7pm
Knotty Pines Band plays traditionally influenced, modern folk music. Visit the band here.
Awards Ceremony for BBQ and cornhole competition
Zac Brown Band Concert
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities and convention, congress and exhibition cen¬ters. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event booking, and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in house catering company, Savor, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
About Daniel Kids
Daniel Kids offers an array of quality, efficient and effective mental health and social service programs aimed at enhancing the lives of children and families. Whether it be a therapeutic foster home for an abused child, independent living services for a homeless adolescent, intervention services for an adolescent on the path of juvenile delinquency or treatment for an emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disruptive child, Daniel’s quality continuum of care can help meet the needs of the children and families in the community it serves. Daniel’s variety of innovative and successful programs and services has helped develop its outstanding statewide and national reputation as a provider of top-quality social services.