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Arrowhead Events and Eximius Productions Partner for Second-Annual "KCQ" Festival

Family friendly event brings both local and national BBQ pitmasters to the home of the Chiefs in May


Kansas City will be smokin' this May, as Arrowhead Events and Eximius Productions are partnering for the second-annual Kansas City BBQ Festival, or "KCQ," to the parking lots at GEHA Field Arrowhead May 6-8, 2022.

The family-friendly festival is not a barbecue contest. Food will be available for purchase at each individual BBQ pit and admission is free for all ages. For an elevated "all-you-can-eat BBQ experience," Pit Passes will be available for purchase. Pit Pass tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at

"After last year's success, we are excited to once again host KCQ at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium," said Matt Kenny, Executive Vice President of Arrowhead Operations and Events for the Kansas City Chiefs. "KCQ celebrates award-winning barbecue from locations across the U.S. We are excited to partner with several barbecue pitmasters on this event and introduce new offerings to the BBQ capital, Kansas City."

The event will offer more than just pure smoked bliss from the nation's best pitmasters. Attendees will enjoy cold beer and drinks, live music, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations, as well as games and activities for the whole family.

KCQ will be held in partnership with Eximius Productions, the producer of the fastest growing series of BBQ festivals in the U.S. Eximius produces the Q in the Lou in St. Louis, the Jacksonville BBQ Festival and the Denver BBQ Festival.

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