Smokin’ on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival
Features the Krackerjacks and KC barbecue
5th annual event is Sept. 16 at Old Trace Park at Barnett Reservoir
One of Mississippi’s all-time favorite party bands and a different barbecue sanctioning organization headline the 5th annual Smokin’ on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival Sept. 16 at Old Trace Park at Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland.
The Krackerjacks will play from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday against the backdrop of the 33,000-acre lake, and the $15 admission will get each visitor a pulled pork BBQ plate — cooked by a professional team — with all the trimmings served from 5-7 p.m. The music will start at 3:30 p.m. with the reservoir’s own Jay Herrington and Seth Thomas. Gates open at noon.
The Music is just one part of the weekend event. Food, especially smoked meat, is the other. About 40 teams are expected to begin setting up on Friday and cooking Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to the public on Friday and Sunday (Sept. 15 and 17) for those interested in interacting with the pit masters.