Well, we had the opportunity to experience all of the above mentioned greatness last weekend at the Houston Rodeo World's Championship BBQ Cookoff. This event occurs every year the week before the rodeo kicks off.
Literally hundreds of bbq teams come to show off their culinary talents and host parties for their sponsors and friends for an entire weekend.
We arrived on Thursday afternoon and were able to see things before they really got started. Thursday's music lineup included Cory Morrow and Jason Boland.
Max Stalling, Cody Johnson, and Aaron Watson. Charlie Robison was playing for a private party on the grounds, so we were also able to hear him AND I got to meet him. The rest of the day was spent hanging out in tents (which you have to be invited and have an armband to enter) and eating...lots and lots of eating. Saturday we heard Bart Crow and Josh Abbott.
These aren't just your normal tents, these are fancy and can hold anywhere from 100-1000 people!