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Q BBQ Fest - Kansas City Returns to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in June, Event to be Held In-Stadium

Come hungry. Unlimited BBQ. Bands. Beer. Tickets on sale Wednesday.

Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Eximius Productions have announced that the third-annual Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City will return to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for a two-day event on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

This year's elevated barbecue festival format will be held inside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time, giving guests the chance to sample the best barbecue from local, regional and national pitmasters inside the home of the Chiefs.

New this year, Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City is a fully ticketed event, with two ticket options to take advantage of – VIP pit passes and general admission pit passes.

VIP pit passes will offer an all-you-can-eat and drink experience for four hours, providing an extra hour of exclusive festival access prior to general gates opening. VIP pit passes also offer self-guided tours of the Chiefs Locker Room, the Bud Light Locker Room Club and the Chiefs postgame press conference room.

General admission tickets are good for a three-hour session and will offer attendees an all-you-can-eat barbecue festival experience, with access to food from all pitmaster stations and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

"Kansas City and barbecue are synonymous with each other, and we've been thrilled with how Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City has been received by foodies and casual event goers over the past two years," Executive Vice President of Arrowhead Operations and Events Matt Kenny said. "This event is unlike any other in the city, offering the chance to try food from local favorites as well as regional and national pitmasters who might not make it to Kansas City regularly. The fact that we're able to host the event inside GEHA Field at Arrowhead this year makes this year's festival even more unique for attendees."

Tickets to this year's elevated Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City experience go on sale to the public on Wednesday, April 26 and start at $69 for general admission (three-hour session) and $129 for VIP passes (four-hour session). Kids under 12 are free, and guests ages 13-20 qualify for a $35 kids ticket.

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Session 1 – Friday, June 23: General Admission 6 – 9 p.m. (VIP: 5 – 9 p.m.)

Session 2 – Saturday, June 24: General Admission Noon – 3 p.m. (VIP: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Session 3 – Saturday, June 24: General Admission 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (VIP: 4 – 8 p.m.)

In addition to offering pure smoked bliss from some of the nation's best pitmasters, attendees will enjoy live music, barbecue tutorials and demonstrations.

Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City is a joint effort with Eximius Productions, the producer of the fastest-growing series of BBQ festivals in the United States. Eximius also produces Q BBQ Fests in Dallas, Denver and St. Louis.

For more information on Q BBQ Fest – Kansas City, please visit or follow the event on Facebook at and on Instagram @qbbqfest and @kcbbqfest.


Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs organization, is focused on making GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium an entertainment destination that serves the entire Midwest region. With more than 73,000 seats and a quarter-million square feet of event space developed as part of major renovations in 2010, the stadium has become more than just a venue for professional football games. In the past decade, GEHA Field at Arrowhead has played host to major concert tours, international soccer matches, college football games, motorsports events and food and drink festivals. It has also been selected as a match site for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. For more information on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium and Arrowhead Events, please visit and follow @GEHAField on Twitter.