Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship is proud to be one of the first events for KCBS in the U.S. each year, and the First event in the Southwest early in the season. KCBS has found that our combination of Date and “GREAT Weather" early on in the year along with Location makes us a Very Desirable event to many participants from over 20 states in February. During our first event in 2010 we drew seventy three professional barbecue Teams from 22 states. In 2013 we increased our overall total of teams to eighty four (84) pro comp teams, which has earned Lake Havasu the recognition of being the Largest KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Event in Arizona.
We are Qualifiers for the American Royal, Jack Daniels Invitational, Chest-to-Chest National Brisket Championship & a RMBBQA (Rocky Mtn. BBQ Assoc.) Cup Event and GCSBBQA (Grand Canyon State BBQ Assoc.) Cup event. This coming year (2015) we have again set high goals for our event, but in order to achieve these goals we will again need our the help of our local, regional and national Sponsors Alike. Our goal is to get over 100 Pro Comp BBQ Teams to compete annually in Lake Havasu’s Music Brews & BBQ Event. Increasing the prize fund to maintain levels that match that of other competitions while keeping the team entry cost to a minimum is paramount in attracting the higher number of teams to the city.
We have continued to visit events in many other states in an attempt to keep up with all current activities provided by other events, and have met with over 350 Pro Comp BBQ teams and their members. Plus we have talked to an additional 500 CBJ’s (Certified Barbecue Judges), which have produced more than 1000 out of area visitors that participate annually during our event. This also helps us in drawing the more than 75,000 attendees over the past five years to Lake Havasu City. Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship continues to be one of the Largest Major Fundraising Events for our Local Communities 501 c 3 organizations and charities.
Proceeds from this event will benefit:
- Cooking 4 Kids & Hunger
- Local Community Youth Organizations & Food Programs
- Local Food Kitchens
Your Sponsorship not only get you the recognition from the Local community, but also the teams, judges, vendors and the public that attend this event each year. Additionally theirs the thousands of people throughout the county, state and yes even nationally that hear about the event via electronic media publications, newsprint articles and our event program guide that are used to promote this event. In addition each year we continue to promote Lake Havasu’s Music Brews & BBQ Championship through these other types of advertising means. Many Community Bulletin Boards & Calendars, Newspaper & Magazine Articles, Radio Commercials with over 12 radio stations, bill boards, barbeque forum websites, banners ads and even TV commercials. If this is something that you or your company would be interest in getting involved with please contact us at the following.