Country music star Chris Janson is coming to Owensboro, Kentucky's annual BBQ & Barrels Festival. Chris will be closing out the event on Saturday, May 11th on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center. This marks the center's 10th anniversary and the City of Owensboro is celebrating with a FREE Chris Janson concert.

This Chris Janson concert is one of two big new additions to 2024's BBQ & Barrels. The second big announcement came late last week. The City of Owensboro is hosting a 50/50 raffle at the event. Inspired by the insane success of the raffle held annually at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival in Evansville, BBQ & Barrels is looking to create a similar half pot frenzy in downtown Owensboro.

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Here at WBKR, we're joining in the celebration. In addition to broadcasting live from BBQ & Barrels during the kickoff on Friday, May 10th, we are going to have an exclusive VIP section at the show right in front of the stage for Chris' show on Saturday night.

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The only way you'll be able to gain access to that section is to win VIP Passes from us.

Plus, there's more! We have secured some exclusive PHOTO OP passes too! And, here's your first chance to win a pair. All you have to do to get qualified is fill out the registration blank below. We'll announce our first lucky winner during the WBKR morning show on Friday, May 11th!

Registration is open now and will close at 11:59PM CDT on Thursday, May 9th. Good luck! We hope to see you backstage.

Smokin' Good Time! Over 100 Photos Show Tons of Fun at BBQ Festival

It was smokin' in Downtown Owensboro this weekend for BBQ & Barrels. The event featured delicious food, continuous live music, and a carnival for the kids, with beautiful views of the Ohio River. Let's take a look back at a fun weekend.

Gallery Credit: Barb Birgy