start the 2019 competition season in music city!
On March 8-9, 2019 in Nashville, Smoke on the Shores will host a 100 team professional BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and a separate 90 team steak cookoff sanctioned by the National Grilling Society (NGS).
KCBS Professional BBQ Competition
The 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will host professional BBQ competition teams from across the U.S. to compete in four categories: Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Brisket. These professional BBQ teams will compete for prize money totaling over $10,000 and points towards being the KCBS national BBQ team of the year.
The 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America's cuisine. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world, with over 19,000 members. KCBS sanctions nearly 450 events across the globe each year.
BBQ Competition details can be found above on our KCBS Application Page.
KCBS World Invitational BBQ Champion Qualifier
The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will be invited to compete in the 2020 KCBS World Invitational BBQ Champion in Little Rock.
National Grilling Society (NGS) Steak Cookoff Competition
The 2019 Smoke on the Shores Steak Cookoff Championship will host over 90 teams from across the nation to see who has the grilling skills to be named the Grand Champion. Teams will be furnished with three (3) 16 oz. Braveheart Ribeye Steaks, provided by Performance Foodservice, to showcase their grilling skills. The steak cookoff teams will compete for prize money totaling $3,000.
The Smoke on the Shores Steak Cookoff Championship is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s National Grilling Society (NGS).
We look forward to you and friends joining the 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ & Steak Cookoff Championships as a spectator, competitor, sponsor or volunteer.
NGS team and judge registration details can be found above on our KCBS Application Page.
**Registration for the NGS Steak Cookoff (both judges and teams) is open as of November 18, 2018.**