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Shepherd’s Smokin’ Summer Kickoff

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Presented by

In Partnership with the Kansas City Barbeque Society & Shepherd of the Hills

Join us this



May 25th – 28th, 2018


To the Public

Sample & Vote on Finger Lickin’ BBQ

Live Music Daily

Firework Shows

Carnival Games

Family Fun

Smokin’ Summer Concert

Friday Night May 25th | 8PM

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Enjoy Performances By

Chris Janson



Concert Tickets
On Sale Now!

Admission Pricing

General Event

FREE Admission

General Admission to event

Sample & Vote on BBQ

$10 Adults

$5 Children under 12

Concert Ticket

Starting at


General Admission to event

Sample & Vote on BBQ

Friday night concert

Event Schedule

Friday May 25th

12:00PM – 11:00PM – Open to the Public

2:00PM – 7:00PM


  • Boat and RV Show
  • Kids Zone
  • Food Vendors

4:00PM – 7:00PM – Public Choice BBQ Tasting

7:00PM – Concert Doors Open

8:00PM – 10:30PM


Chris Janson, RaeLynn and Smithfield Live In Concert


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10:30PM – Firework Show Following Concert

Saturday May 26th

10:00AM – 8:00PM – Open to the Public


  • Boat and RV Show
  • Kids Zone
  • Food Vendors
  • Live Music

12:00PM – 3:00PM – Public Choice BBQ Tasting

5:00PM – BBQ Competition Award Presentations


Located In The Outdoor Theatre

8:00PM – The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

Lodging Recommendation

Grand Oaks Hotel

Lakefront Resorts

Want To Join The BBQ Cook-Off?

Do you think you have what it takes to win over the crowd? Register to bring your famous BBQ to this years event and you might just take home a trophy.