Q in the Lou

New world-class barbecue festival planned for Sept. 25-27, 2015 in Downtown St. Louis

June 19, 2015 | 2 min reading time
Mayor Francis Slay makes remarks at the press conference announcing Q in the Lou."
Photo by Cathy Smentkowski Title: Mayor Francis Slay is joined by other civic leaders and nationally recognized barbecue masters for the Q in the Lou announcement on Friday, June 19, 2015.
Source: Cathy Smentkowski

Officials from Downtown STL, Inc., the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, Eximius Productions, several nationally recognized barbecue masters and other civic leaders gathered in Mayor Francis Slay's office today to announce a sizzling new world-class barbecue festival that will be held in the heart of Downtown.  Q in the Lou is planned for Sept. 25-27 at Soldiers' Memorial.

"Our city is recognized as one of the best places in the country to enjoy fantastic barbecue," said Mayor Slay.  "This first Q in the Lou capitalizes on that reputation to draw the very best pit masters from St. Louis and the nation to downtown for a great new event."

This free event will feature nine of America's legendary pit masters and will include educational seminars, fantastic local music, competitions, delicious beverages, barbecue tool demonstrations, and of course, the best barbecue in America!

Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks as vendors are added and plans are finalized.

A portion of the proceeds generated by Q in the Lou will go toward the restoration of Soldiers' Memorial in Downtown St. Louis.

Visit qinthelou.com for the latest information.

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  • Department:
    Department of Public Safety
  • Topic:
    Arts and Entertainment Events

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