Celina’s Troubadour Fest features barbecue from across the state and live music

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Last week we reported on another barbecue festival and we can’t stop dreaming about that can of smoked meat.

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Lately the town of Celina is getting all the fun stuff. A day after learning that it is now the Halloween capital of Texas, we learn this fall that it is also hosting a huge barbecue and music event, Troubadour Fest.

According to a press release from the organizers, Troubadours Festival “Will bring together the largest number of barbecue restaurants in this capacity in the state”. Hosted at Old Celina Park, the event will be led by top Texas country bands, Pat Green and Josh Abbott Band. Other well known names include Stoney LaRue, Cody Canada and The Departed, and Kyle Nix & The .38s.

The festival was hosted by Double Tap Entertainment, a McKinney-based boutique. Co-founder and promoter Chase Colston has been hosting concerts and festivals for nearly a decade and recently established the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler.

With a CV like hers, this day is set for greatness. Plus, many favorites from DFW and other Texas smokehouses will be there. (See the full list at the bottom of this article.)

While November 6 is a few months away, tickets go on sale Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m.

VIP tickets cost $ 200 and include entry one hour earlier at noon, a festival t-shirt, access to an exclusive VIP area with a private bar, seating, VIP toilets and access to an area reserved for people standing in front of the stage.

General admission tickets, which include both barbecue and musical performances, are $ 100 each and admission is at 1 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Rain or shine, that’s what is happening. Make sure you have your tickets Friday because if it’s a bit like other Chase festivals, it’s gonna go fast.

Here is a list of the range of barbecues:

1701 Barbecue (Beaumont)
Smokehouse 2M (San Antonio)
Barbecue on the Brazos (Watercress)
Black’s Barbecue (several locations)
Brett’s Backyard Bar-B-Que (Rockdale)
Brett’s BBQ Shop (Katy)
Brisket Love Barbecue & Icehouse (Lindale)
Brotherton’s black iron barbecue (Pflugerville)
CM Smokehouse (Austin)
Dayne Handicraft BBQ (Fort Worth)
Dozier BBQ (Fulshear)
Evie Mae’s barbecue (Wolfforth)
Feges barbecue (Houston)
Goldee BBQ (Fort Worth)
Guess Family BBQ (Waco)
Helberg barbecue (Waco)
Hurtado BBQ (Arlington)
Hill barbecue (Lubbock)
Hutchins barbecue (McKinney and Frisco)
Kreuz Market (Lockhart),
Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas and Plano)
Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor)
Meat Church (Waxahachie)
Mimsy’s artisanal barbecue (Crockett)
Opie barbecue (Spice wood)
Panther City BBQ (Fort Worth)
Pinkerton BBQ (Houston and San Antonio)
Roegels Barbecue Co. (Houston)
Rollin Smoke BBQ (Austin)
Rossler’s Corded Barbecue (Killeen)
Schmidt family barbecue (Lake Travis)
Oasis BBQ Slaughter’s (Sulfur Springs)
Smiley’s Handcrafted Barbecue (Roanoke)
Smoke Sessions BBQ (Royse City)
Barbecue Sunbird (Longview), Chocolate Tejas (Tomball)
Tender Smokehouse (Celina & Frisco)
The slow bone (Dallas)
BBQ truth (Houston and Brenham)
Tyler’s barbecue (Amarillo)
Vaqueros Texas Bar-BQ (Vine)
Zavala barbecue (Grande Prairie)

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