Several states have their own version of barbecue and insist that theirs is the only correct one, just like Michael Jackson impersonators. Beat it with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for two general admission tickets (up to a $40 value)
- $65 for two VIP tickets (up to a $100 value)
The eighth annual Rhythm & Ribs goes down at Cottonwood Kids Park on Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. General admission tickets include three rib-sample tasting tickets, and VIP tickets include six beverages, catered food throughout the day, front-stage access, and private seating. VIP ticket-holders must be 21 years or older.
AZ Rhythm & Ribs
There are a lot of words one can use to describe barbecue sauce. Some are sweet, some spicy, and some tangy. But at the AZ Rhythm & Ribs festival, only one adjective matters: best. The KCBS Competition takes all comers, restaurant and solo operation alike, to vie for the best barbecue title in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork, and beef brisket. Other awards include best dry beans, best sauce, best dessert, and the Anything Goes award, given to a chef who makes the best side dish. Guests vote for their choice with samples—some included with entry—and cleanse their palate between bites with micro-brewed beers from all over the country. Meanwhile, country and southern rock stars make tunes as zesty as the savory stars of the show.