Lake City, SC

BBQ & Live Music Competition

OCTOBER 18 - 19, 2019
33 Competing BBQ Cook Teams + 6 Competing Musical Acts + 1 Major Musical Headliner
Live Music


We’d love to tell you, but…. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check this page often for the official announcement of the 2019 Rhythm & Q’s headlining artist! We promise we’ll make it worth the wait!

$45K in cash prizes

18 - 19 October
Lake City, SC
Get ready for Lake City’s inaugural Rhythm & Q’s BBQ and Live Music Competition, offering $45,000 in total cash prizes! This two-day event is hosted at Lake City’s new RV Park located at The ROB, and features musicians & pitmasters from all over the South.

The Live Music Competition, dubbed “Clash at the Crossroads,” will draw performers from all musical genres eager to compete for over $15,000 in cash prizes, plus additional perks!  A judging panel of music industry experts will select the cream of the musical crop to be displayed and voted on by YOU on our website.  Finally, on October 19th, audiences will be treated to some fabulous ear candy as bands and solo performers pull out all the stops to claim the top prize!  As a grand finale, a headliner to be announced will close the weekend festivities with a FREE performance to wrap up the weekend with a BANG!

If you did not quite make it in the Clash at the Crossroads, we have another chance for you to win some CASH and perform LIVE in October! With an additional $5,000 on the table, "Drew's Dream" will give 3 deserving finalists a second chance to walk away with a CASH PRIZE and bragging rights!

2019 Music Lineup
Artists To Be Announced

The BBQ Competition boasts one of the largest cash prizes for competition BBQ in South Carolina, totaling over $24,000!  These cash prizes will be awarded for the “Wing Ding” Chicken Wing Cook-Off, Best BBQ Ribs, and Best Boston Butt BBQ, with winners selected by certified judges from the South Carolina Barbeque Association.  Prepare your taste-buds for a palate-pleasing party!

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