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I Love BBQ and Music Festival is not the same ol’, same ol’

Entertainment in 2022 will include professional wrestling for the first time

Beer will be available to festival attendees also for the first time

I Love Barbecue & Music Festival at the North Elba Show Grounds

Bluegrass legends The Gibson Brothers added to event lineup

Event organized by USA Luge to benefit Shipman Youth Center
 

Photos courtesy I Love BBQ and Music Festival/Sandy Caligiore

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – I Love Barbecue & Music Festival (ILBBQF) will return to the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid from September 2-4.

The home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games is hosting an international and national level barbecue and grilling competition for the 15th time to benefit the Shipman Youth Center of Lake Placid (SYC).  The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts.  The beneficiary of ILBBQF is The Shipman Youth Center (SYC) (www.shipmanyouthcenter.org), a not-for-profit community organization providing support to children and youth ages 10-18.

 

Over the past 15 years, the event has raised $325,000 for the center. The 16th Annual ILBBQF event (www.ilbbqf.com) will also include music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, vendor exposition, food demonstrations, food tasting, Krusher Stunt Team Free Style BMX bikes show, professional wrestling shows on Saturday and Sunday and celebrity appearances.  “We are expecting 40 professional barbecue teams from around the country and abroad to attend,” said Dmitry Feld, chief organizer, President of the Shipman Youth Center, and marketing manager for USA Luge. “On September 4, those teams will compete to win the title of the Grand Champion of The Lake Placid, NY – I Love Barbecue Festival.  On September 2, for the first time we are hosting a KCBS steak competition. Also, don’t forget to attend our most popular public event, Buck-A-Rib, on Saturday, September 3.

 

Feld was also proud to announce the addition of international bluegrass stars and homegrown talent, The Gibson Brothers, to the musical lineup on Sept. 2 at 7 PM. The natives of nearby Plattsburgh, N.Y. were named 2012 and 2013 Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Association.“ Adding the Gibson Brothers to our event will truly elevate the festival, and hopefully add many more in attendance to raise money for the Shipman Youth Center,” added Feld.

 

The center was inspired by Thomas Shipman, a designated Lake Placid youth police officer, who died in 1999 and built the center with community donations of money, materials and labor.

 

For the last 23 years, SYC has provided services to over 5,000 children. Programs include homework time and assistance, community services, recreational services, weekly family-style dinners, travel, and guest speakers. SYC provides a supervised, safe and exciting environment where local children can grow and develop as individuals.

 

Shipman Youth Center is 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

 

For a complete daily schedule of the festival, please log on to: www.ilbbqf.com.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BELOW:

September 2nd, Friday, 2022
1:00 PM – Gates open
Cost per person $6, children under 10 years old is free.
Due to the Gibson Brother performance from 5:00 pm till 7:30 pm entry cost
per person is $15. Children under 10 years old is free.
Food, Fun, Music and Entertainment
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Music performance TBA
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Music performance by Mad Dog
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm – Music performance by Sven Garth
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm – Top chef presentation by pit master Eoin Lynch
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Music performance by Ersa and the Major Key
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – Top chef presentation by pit master Cameron Symonds
6:00- 6:20 pm – Free style BMX bikes Krusher stunt team performance
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm – Music Performance by Gibson Brothers The celebrated
duo — named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International
Blue Grass Association in 2012 and 2013.
All day children’s fun inflatables attractions, food, beverages available to purchase,
other vendors.
BBQ Teams competition/CBJ information
5:00 pm – Judges meet with KCBS Master Judges Weidner and McKee
6:00 pm – KCBS steak competition
9:00 pm: Doors close

September 3rd, Saturday, 2022
11:30 am Gates open
Cost per person $6, children under 10 years old is free.
Food, Fun, Music and Entertainment
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Music performance by Scott Sileo
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm - Music performance by Crosswinds Jam band
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – The Best Ribs in the East People’s/Buck a Rib - Choice
Award - Pay $1 get 1 rib (public tasting event – ribs prepared by competitive
teams)
2:00 – 2:20 Free style BMX bikes Krusher stunt team performance
2:20 – 3:00 pm - Music performance by Julia Riback
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm - Music performance by JT Cubbanah
4:20- 5:00 pm – Music performance by Crooked Bricks
5:20 -6:00 pm - Music performance by Larry Stone
6-6:20 Free style BMX bikes Krusher stunt team performance
6:20 – 7:00 pm – Music Performance by Carl Rubio
7:00 - 8:30 pm Performance Arts Connection presents professional wrestling
with stars like Crusher Bigelow (Hardcore Icon), Scrap Iron (The Iron Man
of PAC) and others
BBQ Teams/CBJ information
11:00 am - Celebrity judges meeting with Master Judges Linda and Jerry Mullane
at the VIP building.
5:30 - 6:00 pm – Turn in time for Quinn Family Barbecue and Hot Sauce
Competition.
6:30 pm – All teams participating in KCBS Competition meet with KCBS Master
Judges Louis Weidner and Bob McKee at the VIP building
7:00 pm – Award Ceremonies – The Best Ribs in the East, Quinn Family
Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition, KCBS Steak competition
All day children’s fun inflatable attractions, food, beverages available to purchase,
other vendors
8:30 pm – Doors Close,

September 4th, Sunday, 2022
11:00 am – Gates open
Cost per person $6, children under 10 years old is free.

Food, Fun, Music and Entertainment
11:15 – 12:30 Performance Arts Connection presents professional wrestling
with stars like Crusher Bigelow (Hardcore Icon), Scrap Iron (The Iron Man
of PAC) and others.
12:40 – 1:20 PM – music performance by Pat Duffy
1-1:20 pm – Free style BMX Bikes Krusher stunt team performance
1:20 pm – 2:00 - music by Dos El Uno
2:20 pm – 3:00 pm - Music performance by All Without the Bass
3:20 pm – 4:00 pm Music performance TBA
BBQ Teams/CBJ information
9:00 am - Judges Sign in for KCBS contest at the VIP building
10:15 am (mandatory) judges for KCBC contest must be in judging area for their
seat assignment. You must be present inside the judging area at that time or you
will not be seated.
10:30 am Judges meeting with KCBS Master Judges Lois Weidner and Bob McKee
11:55 am – Judging begins
KCBS sanctioned event begins
12:00 pm – CHICKEN TURN-IN
12:30 pm – RIBS TURN-IN
1:00 pm – PORK BUTT / SHOULDER TURN-IN
1:30 pm – BEEF BRISKET TURN-IN
4:00 pm – Award ceremonies and raffle drawing: 1 st  place – Grand Champion
$1,500, 2 nd  place - $1,000, 3rd place - $1,000. Each category $500. Total cash
prizes $9,000. To purchase raffle tickets $50 each (only 300 tickets sold) visit
www.shipmanyouthcenter.org, press donate, purchase ticket and we will send your
ticket number.
5:00 pm – ILBBQF event is over but gates to remain open for food sales till
vendors close.
All day children’s fun inflatable attractions, food, beverages available to purchase.
Other vendors.