Grill Games at Kenosha lakefront this weekend
The inaugural Grill Games Competition & Festival hosted by the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with many area sponsors, will sizzle on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Grill Games is an all-day event including a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, music festival, family fun area, and numerous food vendors.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society competition will comprise 30 teams grilling ribs, chicken, pork shoulder, and beef brisket. The teams will compete for $6,200 in prize money. Following this BBQ competition will be a local celebrity grilling contest featuring four teams represented by politicians, educators, firefighters, and police. The winning celebrity team will receive a $500 check for its favorite charity. All teams will receive a Weber Grill for charity as well.
The featured bands of the event include: Twang Dragons, an original roots rock band; The Sweet Tarts, a high energy dance band; Joe Cantafio and the 101st Rock Division Band, a rock, hip-hop, country and blues band that has played for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; and Tim Castle and Young Southern, a high energy country band. The Family Area will have entertainment from Radio Disney, Jump Up! Family Music, Lowe’s Builders Workshops, and a Milwaukee Wave appearance, as well as other activities geared towards children and families.
Popular BBQ food will be available for purchase including brats, pulled pork, beef brisket, and roasted corn. Adult and soft drink beverages will also be available for purchase.
Event proceeds from Grill Games will benefit Kenosha County youth charities and programs, child abuse prevention projects, and college scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Grill Games will take place at Harborpark-Celebration Place, 56th Street and 1st Avenue, in Kenosha.
Tickets are $10 at the door and are available for advance purchase at www.grillgames.org, or two tickets for $15. For more information on the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, visit: www.kenoshaareachamber.com or contact 262-654-1234.