"Big Gig BBQ:" New festival at Summerfest grounds ahead of Labor Day weekend!

MILWAUKEE -- The folks behind Summerfest have announced a new festival this summer!

The Big Gig BBQ will be held at Henry Maier Festival Park on the Sunday before Labor Day (September 4th).

Barbecue and beer from 10 local and national barbecue experts will be served up.

"Labor Day weekend is all about backyard barbecues and so it's really a great way for us to celebrate summer and to punctuate it the right way," Sarah Pancheri with Summerfest said.


Along with the great food, there will be live music on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage, including a national headlining act to be announced later.

The event is also associated with the Milwaukee Rally going on that weekend.