Coming Up: Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021

Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021

Save the date! Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021 is back! Get your groove back Friday, August 27th, with live music, and come hungry Saturday, August 28th, for the best BBQ around.

What to Expect

To put it simply, visitors can expect three things. First, award-winning BBQ. Second, live music. Third, activities to keep the kids busy!

Plus, you are giving to a good cause! All proceeds benefit Mosaic Mentoring of North Alabama. This community-based nonprofit is a mentoring program for youth and families.

However, one new feature special to this year’s event is a new partner—Bama-Q TV Way Down South. Not familiar with Bama-Q? It’s a saucy 30-minute TV show hosted by Alabama Barbecue Association professional BBQ teams. They offer barbecue, grilling, side dishing and downhome living tips.

Hence, the award-winning barbecue.

Two-Step Down to the River

Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021 kicks off Friday, August 27th, with local bands taking the stage at Ingalls Harbor at 5 p.m. before the headlining act. Wondering who that is? Platinum-selling country music group Parmalee!

The band of brothers, a cousin and longtime best friend have taken the country music scene by storm since arriving in 2016. According to their website, they are one of four country groups since 2001 to have three consecutive top 10 singles from a debut album.

Keep up with the latest musical announcements and more by joining the Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021 event page on Facebook.

Bring your Appetite!

Saturday, August 28th, the festivities continue with all the mouthwatering BBQ you can imagine! After all, Riverfest BBQ is an official Steak Cookoff Association sanctioned double steak competition.

Interested in competing or just want more details about the cookoff? Click here.

Location and Tickets

Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival 2021 is held on the banks of the Tennessee River at Ingalls Harbor, 701 Market St. NW. Depending on traffic and your route, it’s about a 15-minute drive from Summer Key Apartments.

Tickets for Friday night’s music festival are $10 and on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets online.


Beat the dog days of summer this August with good old-fashioned backyard fun at the harbor! Decatur is a smaller town with plenty to offer. That’s something Summer Key has in common with the River City. Looking for more things to do? Keep reading our blogs!