Father’s Day event to feature BBQ, live music with 'The Winningest Man in Barbecue'

Father’s Day Weekend Event Features Savory BBQ and Live Music with “The Winningest Man in Barbecue”
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Get your grill on at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort's Honolulu BBQ and Blues Festival, featuring the "winningest man in barbecue," Pitmaster Myron Mixon on June 18, 2016. Myron has won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world and is the host of "Smoked," executive producer and co-host of "BBQ Rules," and star of two other hit television shows "BBQ Pitmasters" and "BBQ Pitwars" on Discovery's Destination America. This one of a kind event is just in time for Father's Day weekend, and combined with great hotel room rates, makes for the ultimate Father's Day gift!

June 18 will feature an impressive spread of barbecue favorites that will line the great lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for the Honolulu BBQ and Blues Festival. Participants will savor their grilled favorites to the sounds of Hawaiian swing band Kahulanui, iconic contemporary Hawaiian band, Kalapana, Kailua Bay Buddies and Trailer Park Romeos.

All are invited to indulge in a top-notch barbecue feast prepared by Pitmaster Mixon at this special event. The menu will include smoked southern-style hog, smoked turkey, chicken, dry-rub ribs, brisket, sausage, Hawaiian imu-style hog, a variety of southern BBQ sides and a Georgia-inspired dessert station. Bars serving beer, wine and other beverages will also be open. Musical performances will be presented by Kahulanui, Kalapana, Kailua Bay Buddies and Trailer Park Romeos.

Pre-sale tickets to the Honolulu BBQ and Blues Festival are $20 for adults, $10  for military (with valid ID), or $30 at the door. Children under 15 years old are free. There will also be specially-priced parking available.

On Father's Day, June 19, Tropics Bar & Grill will feature special southern barbecue menu items, plus discounts on microbrews and other beverages.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/bbqandblues or call the hotel directly at (808) 947-7955.

For more information on Mele Mei, visit www.melemei.com.

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