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Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns to downtown Madison this Saturday – The Madison Record

By MARIA RAKOCZY
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MADISON – Railyard BBQ Brawl brings the heat to downtown Madison on October 29th for the second year running with a Kansas City-style barbecue contest. The competition and music festival returns from its first cook-off last year. Festival-goers this year will see an inverted field layout from last year, but stick to the open field on Martin St.

Festivities for attendees will begin on October 27th, while festival fun for the public will take place on October 29th from 11:00am to 9:30pm.

The public can purchase tickets for $20 plus fees, which include barbecues in one of the four barbecue tents, a great atmosphere with released smells from fifty cooking teams, and sweet sounds from musical performances.

Headlining will be rising country music star Walker Montgomery, who will set the crowd boiling with his hit “Out of Nowhere,” written by Corey Crowder, Jared Mullins, Joey Hyde and Morgan Wallen. Montgomery’s playlist includes “Wouldn’t Be a Country Boy”, “You Heard It Here First”, “She Don’t Know” and “Bad Day To Be A Beer”.

Special guests to entertain the brawl will be Dylan Marlowe with his hit single “I’ll Keep the Country”; The band Red Clay Strays with their new single “Good Godly Woman”; and the Falcon Punch Band with their music “Tennessee Whiskey”.

There is also fun for the whole family with face painting, balloon animals and a bouncy castle.

For those interested in showing off their grilling skills, the Grill Cook-Off welcomes both professionals and amateurs with a professional level in the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s official system and a backyard division for those wanting light-hearted competition Looking for. John Seaton, organizer of the event and owner of Old Black Bear Brewing, says the competition has grown from last year. They’ve added a professional division looking to earn the honor of being a Jack Daniels Invitational Qualifier Event.

Organizer Todd Seaton, who owns Old Black Bear in downtown Madison, is excited to bring the event back to downtown Madison with the help of co-organizers and sponsors Eugene Jung of Champy’s Chicken, Greg Shaw of Southern Scape Landscaping and Stephen Holley bring chuckwagon grill.

“This event was inspired by a group of local business owners who say each week from their customers and friends, ‘I wish there was more to do in Madison,'” Seaton said. “Now we can say we have the BBQ Brawl, we have the Street Fest, we have Trash Panda games… Madison is growing fast and we need to make sure the things to do grow with him!”

Visit railyardbbqfest.com to purchase tickets and register for the competition, and follow @railyardbbfest on Twitter for more updates.

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