Music lineup for Frisco’s Colorado BBQ Challenge announced |

Music lineup for Frisco’s Colorado BBQ Challenge announced

Tribute to Herbie Hancock, featuring members of The Motet, performs on the music stage during the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge Thursday, June 15, 2017 on Main Street in Frisco. Headling the 2019 festival is The Flobots.
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To celebrate Father’s Day weekend Frisco is hosting the 26th annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. This year’s festivities will start on Thursday, June 13, with a kickoff concert. A total of nine bands will play throughout the weekend as visitors chow down on some of the best BBQ in Colorado. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 13

7:30–9:00 p.m., Eminence Ensemble: This six-piece band brings soulful vocals and playful lyrics to their musical journey with influences from hard rock, funk and rhythm and blues.

Friday, June 14

1–2:30 p.m., 101st Army Rock Band: The 101st Army Rock Band plays a high-energy mix of rock ‘n’ roll from the ’70s all the way through the present.

3–4:30 p.m., Satellite13: A modern rock band made up of John Truscelli, Jess Rose, Tyler Easton and Leo Lopez. They will be releasing their first EP with famed producer Tom Fletcher, on June 7, at Frisco’s own 10 Mile Music Hall.

5–6:30 p.m., 21 Taras: Founded in 2014, 21 Taras is a ’60s and ’70s influenced rock band from Denver.

7–8:30 p.m., Uptown Funk: Uptown Funk brings a dynamic Bruno Mars tribute with exceptional musicianship, choreography and energy.

Saturday, June 15

10–11:30 a.m., Beau Thomas: Thomas is a soulful acoustic singer-songwriter who plays an eclectic mix of original music and cover tunes. Thomas’ local popularity has exploded since he participated as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Noon to 2 p.m., The Drunken Hearts: From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have evolved into an electric five-piece band.

2:30–4 p.m., New Orleans Suspects: New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. In five short years they’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.

4:30–6 p.m., The Flobots: Since forming in 2005, Flobots have released three full-length albums, toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, and appeared on late night programs including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night.” The Flobots are internationally known for their 2008 platinum single “Handlebars” and widely recognized for using their music as an inspiration for social change.

Along with music, the 2019 Frisco Colorado BBQ Challenge also offers chef demos, a whiskey tour, a firefighter cook-off, kids’ activities, pig races, street performers and the Bacon Burner 6K run. Visit for more information.

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