Welcome to the Smoke & Sounds BBQ Festival

Smoke & Sounds celebrates the tastes and sounds of Austin and the Hill Country.

Live Music, BBQ Competition, family fun, food & drink, and more

Follow us here and on social media for updates throughout the year for our 2023 dates and plans.

Thank you all for making the 2022 Smoke & Sounds BBQ Festival a Smokin' success.


2022 Smoke & Sounds Winners

1 Blake Schendel / Alley cats (GC)

2 IRA Green/Flying G BBQ (Reserve GC)

3. Tim Balch/Balch's Blazin

4 Patrick Wiltse/Swine-01

5 Chuck Aleksines Rockin A Grilling Supplies

6 Sean Leschber/ Twisted L BBQ

7 DAVID LAY/BAD BOYZ BBQ

8 Dwayne Turnbo Steel Smoke

9 BRIDGET RIBSAM Aces & Eights

10 James Brooks / Boss BBQ

Team names listed are the official IBCA team names

26 teams official. Thank you to all of the teams, IBCA and especially our Head Judge Melissa Briggs!

See you next year!

Benefitting Partners4People and Mosaic

Founded in 2022, Partners4People is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to enriching the lives of people in our community and abroad through the following endeavors:

- Investing directly in the classroom by funding grants to teachers for school supplies and educational materials that promote a lifelong love of learning.

- Partnering with organizations that provide educational opportunities abroad for women and girls, such as the Mosaic Global Engagement Ministry at Northpoint Austin. Mosaic is a primary beneficiary of the 2022 Smoke & Sounds BBQ Fest. Learn more about our Mosaic partners here.

- Working with community partners in greater Austin to support programs for the underfed and the homeless.

- Providing unique and targeted scholarships for children to participate in camps and other programs involving the music and other arts.

Our goal is to raise money through fun community events including our signature event, the Smoke & Sounds BBQ Festival, as well as pursuing grants in our focus areas.

Double Your Donation Today! Does your company have a gift matching program? Check with your HR department to see if your company matches employee gifts. If they do, take advantage of this opportunity to double your contribution today!

Partners4people Tax ID for giving or searching your Employer giving site is: 30-1318693

Music Lineup for Saturday, November 5th

This year we are excited to announce a fun, exciting music lineup featuring the Raphina Austin Band! Raphina is well known in Austin music circles and will take the Smoke & Sounds stage at 1 pm Saturday, November 5th.

Joining us at 11 am: The Smoldering Coals

At 3PM Saturday, is Chris Rhoden!

Please join in the fun at Smoke & Sounds with this amazing lineup of musicians

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors