KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival Returns to Chandler March 25

KNIX Barbeque & Beer Festival Returns to Chandler March 25

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Arizona’s largest annual barbeque event is returning for its 14th year to Tumbleweed Park on Saturday, March 25 with an impressive lineup of country superstars, a VIP area with new Platinum VIP Cabanas, more than 30 BBQ pit masters, plus family-friendly shows and activities. Forty8 Live!, one of the top producers of special events in Arizona, is excited to bring back this award-winning festival in partnership with Country Radio’s KNIX102.5 FM. Platinum selling country stars Chris Janson, Craig Morgan, Hailey Whitters and Connor Smith will take the stage and perform their most popular hits for an audience of country music fanatics.

With back-to-back awards for Arizona’s “Outstanding Event of the Year” in 2012, 2013 and 2015, the KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival features the ultimate BBQ experience. In addition to the endless offerings and entertainment, this event will feature multiple themed bars, line dancing, a massive March Madness sports bar, lumberjack show, kid’s zone and more.

“Music lovers and barbeque aficionados, rejoice! Arizona’s largest BBQ fest is returning to Chandler to bring good food, good music, and good vibes,” said David Horen, Director of Events at Forty8 Live!

An expanded VIP area includes catered BBQ, private bars, shaded areas, standing pit access in front of the stage, restroom suites, VIP exclusive entertainment, soft seating, fire pits and a commemorative lanyard. With over 30 BBQ pit masters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the event will offer a full day of music, family entertainment and delicious food with amazing drinks to wash it all down.


“We’re excited to one-up the energy and excitement from the success of last year’s KNIX BBQ & Beer Fest with incredible new activations and talented performers all landing in beautiful Chandler, Arizona surrounded by so many dedicated Country & BBQ fans,” said Mike O’Donnell, Director of Partnerships at Forty8 Live!


A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Greater Cause Foundation offering critical funding to a variety of Arizona causes including the Children’s Cancer Dream Network, Military Assistance Mission, 100 Club of Arizona, Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank and Heidi’s Village.


Tickets to the event are available online in advance starting now at $45 for general admission, $180 for a discounted GA 4-Pack, $225 for VIP and $5,895 for a limited number of Platinum VIP Cabanas for up to six people. Kids 12 and under are free in General Admission. Admission does not include food and beverage. For more information and ticketing, visit

About Forty8 Live!

Forty8 Live!, nationally renowned as innovative event producers who create, book, produce and market memorable live entertainment experiences – from medium to large public concerts, festivals and themed special events to corporate events, civic celebrations and private concerts.  The purpose behind Forty8 Live! is to target, captivate and inspire consumers through the power of live entertainment, great food, and spirited beverages. With over five decades of combined experience creating signature events, the team at Forty8 Live! have proven masterful in producing significant economic impact in the communities they serve, creating memorable experiences for the attendees and delivering results that exceed the expectations of their partners. Their exclusive special event platforms allow Forty8 Live! to integrate, measure and shape a brand experience unlike any other activation medium.  Based in Arizona, Forty8 Live! is one of the largest producers of special events with an impressive roster of over a dozen signature annual events.  For additional information, a complete list of services and current projects, please visit or email them at


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