Do you smell that?? Summer is here and that means it’s grillin’ time! One of our favorite kick offs to summer is the Queen Mary’s annual West Coast BBQ Classic. Grill masters from around the country will gather this Saturday at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park from 11AM – 6PM to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. On top of all that enjoy live music from our friends Pawn Shop Kings and Riverroad!

We just happen to have 2 pairs of tickets we are giving away to 2 randomly selected people who sign up for our contest. Enter below for your chance to win.


So we are looking for 2 winners and they will receive 2 free passes to the Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic on May 9th! If you have previously won a contest from LBI you are not eligible, if you have previously entered a contest please choose the option to “update your info”. A Winner will be chosen at random and notified Thursday, May 7th, 2015 so make sure you check for our email and it doesn’t land in your spam folder!

Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet?

An official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned BBQ Championship, WCBC will bring together Southern California’s most accomplished Champion Pitmasters. They will converge at the historic Queen Mary for a one-day BBQ showdown to compete for a CASH prize and be crowned the 4th-annual West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion. This finger lickin’ family fun festival features: delicious BBQ tastings, live music, backyard games, kids’ country, a merchant market and an awards ceremony for our victors.

Whether you are a barbecue aficionado, a backyard amateur, a person who appreciates great food or just looking for something to do with the whole family, West Coast BBQ Classic will have something for everyone.

More info here.

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Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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