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June 9, 2016

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Returns to NoMad

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For the 14th straight year, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, the nation’s largest culinary and music festival dedicated to the best in barbecue, will return to NoMad on June 11th and 12th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Founded by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in 2002, what started as a single-street event on 27th Street has blossomed into a celebration of the USA’s grilling culture that stretches across numerous blocks in and around Madison Square Park. 

The block party is open to all with free live performances, children’s programming, sampling, product demonstrations and more. For those into serious eating, there are $10 plates of barbecue from some of the absolute best chefs and pitmasters in the country.

Music is an integral part of the Big Apple Barbecue. Live performances are free and continuous on Saturday & Sunday on the main stage in Madison Square Park, adjacent to the Beer & Wine Garden and just across from Shake Shack.  The schedule includes the following, but you can find more information here.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Demolition String Band

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band

Sunday, June 12, 2016

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Josiah & the Bonnevilles

4:00 – 5:00 PM

David Ryan Harris

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Not only is the event an affordable way to sample some delicious food, but it’s also a fundraiser benefitting the Madison Square Park Conservancy so it can keep the Park clean, green, and full of great activities all year long. Since its start, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party has raised over $1.3 million dollars for the Park.

Learn about the different ticket options here and see the full list of 2016 pitmasters below:

Alabama — Decatur: Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson BBQ

Illinois — Murphysboro:  Mike Mills, 17th St. BBQ

Mississippi — South Haven:  John Wheeler, Memphis Barbecue Co.

Misssissipi — Yazoo City:  Garry Roark, Ubon’s Barbeque

New York — Brooklyn:  Billy Durney, Hometown BBQ, Brooklyn, NY

New York — New York:  Charles Grund Jr., Hill Country, New York, NY

New York — New York:  Jean Paul Bourgeois, Blue Smoke

New York — New York:  John Stage, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

North Carolina — Ayden:  Sam Jones, Skylight Inn / Sam Jones BBQ

North Carolina — Wilson:  Ed Mitchell, Ed Mitchell, Wilson, NC

Tennesse — Nashville:  Pat Martin, Martin’s Bar-B-Que

Texas — McKinney:  Tim Hutchins, Hutchins BBQ

Texas — Dallas:  Joe Duncan, Baker’s Ribs

Texas — Driftwood:  Scott Roberts, Salt Lick BBQ