The Rock'n Western Rendezvous-Stock, Rock, and BBQ Festival is coming to the Ranch Events Complex May 30-31 and we'll be treated to the "Godfather of Barbecue", Johnny Trigg!

According to a press release, Trigg will be competing in the professional category of the Rendezvous BBQ competition on May 31st with his team known as the "Smoking Triggers". He is a two time Grand Champion of the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational and has been featured on the TLC show "BBQ Pitmasters".

Johnny Trigg was also inducted into the National Barbecue Hall of Fame by the American Royal Association in 2012.

He along with many others will be part of the first year event coming to the Ranch Events Complex May 30-31. There has never been an event of this kind in the state of Colorado and Northern Colorado will be welcoming it with open arms this month. BBQ teams will be judged in four different categories - chicken, ribs, brisket, and pork butt - on the Sunday of the event.

What else is going on during the weekend of the Rock'n Western Rendezvous? Check out this lineup of events:

  • Ribba-Ramma will be an amateur competition created for us local BBQ competitors! It happens Saturday, May 30th and local backyard grillers are encouraged to compete and have a chance to win $1000 in prize money. Click here to register!
  • There will be a kickoff concert on Saturday night with Stoney Larue and Easton Corbin!
  • A WRCA-sanctioned Ranch Rodeo!
  • Chuckwagon Cook Off
  • Cowboy Poetry
  • Extreme Cowboy Race
  • Western Fashion Show

Tickets are on sale now by visiting the Visit Loveland Rock'n Western Rendezvous website or by calling 877-544-8499. You can also stop by the Budweiser Events Center Box Office to purchase your tickets in person.