KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival


25 March 2023  |  12pm – 10pm

Tumbleweed Park – 745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ

Good BBQ. Good Music. Good Vibes.
Tickets on Sale Now!

Celebrating over a decade of delicious family fun in Chandler, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from noon –10 p.m. Live music from Billboard’s Hot Country Song #1 chart topper – Chris Janson along with Craig Morgan, Hailey Whitters, Conner Smith, and Jaty & The Black Stallions.

With over 30 BBQ pit masters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the 14th annual event will offer a full day of great music, family entertainment and finger licking good food with amazing crafted drinks to wash it all down.

With back-to-back awards for Arizona’s “Outstanding Event of the Year” in 2012, 2013 and again in 2015, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival features the ultimate BBQ experience. In addition to the endless meal offerings and entertainment, this event will feature Lumberjack shows, Kid’s Zone, a massive 6,500sq ft. March Madness Sports Bar with giant screens to view all of March Madness action and much more…

An expanded VIP area includes catered BBQ, private bars, shaded areas, standing pit access in front of the stage, restroom suites, VIP exclusive entertainment, soft seating, fire pits and a commemorative lanyard.

A portion of the proceeds benefit

KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival

THE KNIX BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL has been titled Arizona’s largest BBQ event.

With back to back awards for Arizona’s “Outstanding Event of the Year”, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival features the ultimate BBQ experience.

Performing Live!

Chris Janson

Chris Janson

Chris Janson is a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member. The ACM award-winner has collected prestigious accolades that place him among country music greats.

His debut single, “Buy Me A Boat,” was recognized as the iHeartRadio Music Awards “Country Song of the Year,” and MusicRow named his poignant single, “Drunk Girl,” their “Song of the Year” winner. Bobby Bones named Janson “One of the greatest entertainers in country music.”

His big hits include: “Buy Me A Boat” (No. 1, 3x Platinum); “Fix A Drink” (No. 1, Gold); “Drunk Girl” (ACM Award-winning, Gold); “Good Vibes” (No. 1, Gold); “Done” (multi-week No. 1, Gold). Janson has earned more than 7.4 BILLION airplay impressions to date and upwards of 1.7 BILLION global career streams.

Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan

A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran.

One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Soldier,” “Wake Up Loving You,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.”

Hailey Whitters

Hailey Whitters

This Iowa-born, Nashville-based rising country star scored her breakthrough moment in 2020 with the release of her self-funded debut album THE DREAM, and went on to appear on more than 15 year-end best of lists including #1 on both Stereogum’s “10 Best Country Albums of 2020” and Garden & Gun’s “Best Southern Albums of 2020” list.

Conner Smith

Conner Smith

Conner Smith was born to write songs. By the time he was 6, he was writing his own. By the time he was 9, he’d signed to BMI as a writer. Being so immersed in songs and where they came from, the 21-year-old rising artist is the rarest of all things: a songwriter from the inside out.

Jaty & The Black Stallions

Jaty & The Black Stallions

Born in Irving, Tx and exposed to the Honky-Tonk scene from a young age, Jaty developed a love for country music. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 2015, he formed Jaty & the Black Stallions. Writing his own songs and entertaining crowds with their high energy performances, Jaty & the boys have quickly become a staple in the Arizona country music scene.


    • Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show presented by Bell Bank
    • VIP Area presented by Arizona Lottery
    • Line Dancing Lessons & Competitions presented by Country Nomads
    • March Madness Sports Bar presented by KONA Brewing Co.
    • Axe Throwing presented by Social Axe Throwing
    • Open-Air Beer Garden presented by Huss Brewing
    • Deep Eddy Dive-In Air Stream presented by Deep Eddy
    • Jack Daniels Experience
    • Kids Zone Inflatables & Rides presented by AZ Inflatable Events
    • Pony Rides & Petting Zoo presented by Carters Farm
    • Hot Dog & Pie Eating Competitions presented by AZ Barbeque
    • Yard Games presented by Reagan Sunglasses & Patriotic Apparel
    • Tipsy Cow Saloon Specialty Cocktails
    • Band Merchandise
    • Market Vendors

Activities Schedule

    • Country Nomads Line Dance Lesson
      12:30, 2:00, 4:00
    • Country Nomads Partner Dance Lesson
      1:00, 3:00, 5:00
    • Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
      2:00, 4:00, 6:00
    • Hot Dog Eating Contest
      2:30, 4:30
    • Pie Eating Contest
      2:45, 4:45
    • Loop Rawlins
    • Country Nomads Competition

An expanded VIP area includes catered BBQ, private bars, shaded area, standing pit access in front of stage, restroom trailers, VIP exclusive entertainment and commemorative lanyard.  Patrons will enjoy many interactive experiences all day. With over 20 BBQ pit masters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the 13th annual event will offer a full day of great music, family entertainment and finger licking good food with amazing drinks to wash it all down.

KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival
Event Map

General Admission $85*

*No Refunds. Tickets are for admission only and do not include food or beverages.
12 & Under are free in General Admission. Kid VIP (12 & Under) $165*


Our Friends at Arizona Lottery
bring you an incredible VIP experience!


VIP (13 & Older) $495*
Kid VIP (12 & Under) $195*


Catered BBQ; Private bar; Shaded area with misters; Standing pit access in front of the stage; Restroom suites;
VIP exclusive entertainment; VIP entrance; Games; Commemorative lanyard

Ticket Includes: BBQ meal, (7) alcoholic beverages in the VIP area (for guests 21+ only), unlimited water & soda.

No Refunds. Tickets are for admission only and do not include food or beverages.


VIP Four Ticket Bundle $1,782*

*Platinum VIP entrance for up to four guests; 

VIP Ticket Includes:

  • VIP Entrance
  • Two Catered Meals
  • Private VIP Bars
  • 8 Drinks from a VIP Bar (21+ only)
  • Shaded Area with Soft Seating and Misters
  • Standing VIP Pit Access in Front of the Main Stage
  • Private Restroom Suites
  • VIP Exclusive Entertainment
  • Commemorative Lanyard

Ultra VIP Suite Includes 2 Passes and:

  • Exclusive Area Limited to 30 People
  • Luxury Leather Seating • Air-Cooled Area
  • Elevated Platform • Private Waitress Service
  • Private Dedicated Bar • 8 Drinks per Guest (21+ only)
  • Catered Lunch and Dinner in VIP Area
  • Gratis Snacks, Bottled Water and Sodas
  • Ultra VIP Parking Pass steps away from VIP Entrance
  • Uber Discount Code • Ultra VIP Private Restroom Suite
  • Dedicated VIP Entrance • Phone Charging Station
  • Standing VIP Pit Access in Front of the Main Stage
  • VIP Exclusive Entertainment
  • Commemorative Lanyard

2023 Main Stage Schedule



DJ Smylz



Jaty & The Black Stallions



Conner Smith



Hailey Whitters



Craig Morgan



Chris Janson

Entertainment and Activities

Four Peaks
8th Street March Madness

Presented by

Pony Rides
and Petting Zoo

Presented by

Half Pipe BMX
and Skateboard Stunt Show

Presented by

Line Dancing

Presented by

Dock Dogs

Presented by

Yard Games
Kong Pong, Cornhole,
Oversized Checkers,
and much more

Kid crafts area
Live Painting

Hot Dog
& Pie Eating Contests

KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival

The event is family friendly and sure to be a finger lickin’ good time!

With over 20 nationally recognized BBQ Pit Masters, multiple craft beer gardens, nationally recognized entertainment, March Madness lounge, kid zone with much, much more!

Our Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

The event is located at Tumbleweed Park at 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286.

Live Main Stage music entertainment begins at 2:00 PM

We encourage using ride share services in addition to our on-site parking options.
General admission parking: $10
Preferred parking: $20

There are many reliable public and private transportation services in the Phoenix metro area. We recommend LYFT, UBER and/or YELLOW CAB (480) 888-8888.

Yes, the Valley Metro system provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Visit for routes, pricing and tips to plan your trip.

Picture I.D. is required to purchase or consume alcohol. Your I.D. will be checked upon entry into the event and could be checked randomly as asked throughout the event. Guests 21 years of age and older will be issued a wristband allowing alcohol purchase.
Only these forms of ID will be acceptable:
United States issued Drivers Licenses (temporary IDs are not acceptable)
United States issued Identification Card
United States Territories Driver’s License or Identification Card
U.S. Military Identification Cards that contains bearer’s signature (some do not)
Passports – United States or Foreign issued

Not all food vendors accept Debit or Credit cards so please bring cash with you. ATM’s are available within the festival site for your convenience.

You can purchase your admission ticket – in advance or on the day of the festival – via the website using a credit/debit card. There will be no box office at the festival.

Children 12-years-old and under are admitted into the event for free with a paying adult.

All sales are final, there are no refunds.


This is a rain or shine event.

For the health and safety of the animals and our guests, no pets are allowed into the event.
Only Service Dogs are permitted as defined by the US Department Justice Civil Rights Division, under the Disability Rights Section as dogs only, that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

Lost and found is located at the north entrance ticket booth.

Chandler Fire Department EMT’s will be onsite for any medical emergencies.

For more event information please contact the event organizer at events@forty8Live.com

Yes you can. Any chair with a top will need to be folded down as soon as the live music starts on the main stage, so not to block anyone else’s view.

Not for this event. We have built out many shade structures throughout the event for your comfort and convenience.

We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for all event guests. In order to do so, a strict code of conduct has been created and all event participants and patrons are expected to follow these rules. Guests will show respect for the event location, grounds, coordinators, vendors, sponsors, and participants by leaving the following items at home:
• Firearms, knives or other weapons, pepper spray, Coolers and outside food or beverage, bicycles, skateboards type devices, motorized wheeled devices

The following actions will result in immediate ejection of festival grounds with no refunds and are subject to prosecution:
• Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
• Possession or use of illegal drugs or excessive and irresponsible use of alcohol.
• Damage, destruction, vandalism, or theft of any property.
• Taunting, abusive or disruptive language, and obscene gestures.
• An individual participating in any of these behaviors will be removed from the event and passes will be revoked.
In certain situations, the offender may be cited and or arrested.

  • All bags larger than 12″x12″x12″
    • A bag search will be performed prior to entering the event
    • All bags are subject search at anytime while inside the event
  • Umbrellas larger than 48″ in diameter.
  • Outside food (small children snacks & medical needs are always exceptions)
  • Drinks & alcoholic beverages (1 sealed water bottle per person is allowed)
  • All Fireworks & Explosives
  • All types of Laser Pointers
  • Any type Drone
  • All Pets (with the exception of Service Dogs)
  • Any illegal substances/harmful chemicals,
  • Anything considered a weapon
  • All wheeled devices that can be ridden on or in (bicycles, wagons, hover boards & skateboards..)

Do so at your own risk. The only accepted tickets will be those generated from our ticketing system. No other ticket will be accepted. The codes are one-time use, so once someone uses the QR code assigned to your ticket, it becomes invalid.

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