Each year we feature a few incredible musical guests who help us turn up the heat at the South end of the park. The artists and bands performing this year will be announced later this Spring.

Drew Robinson

Drew Robinson, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from the New England Culinary Institute. In 1997 he moved to Mendocino, California, where he expanded his knowledge of technique and ingredient-driven food. In 2001, he returned to his hometown to work with Frank Stitt at Highlands Bar and Grill, where he rose through the brigade to […]

Brad Orrison

Brad Graduated from Ole’ Miss in 2000 with a degree in Marketing. In 2001 Brad and his sister Brooke Orrison Lewis opened the doors to a tiny 300 square foot BBQ take out on Hwy 57 between Ocean Springs and Vancleave, MS. Within 5 years The Shed had morphed into a 10,000 square foot, full […]

About Us

Great ‘Cue. Great Music. In The Heart Of It All. The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a celebration of the craftsmanship of ‘cue, represented by the most talented pitmasters in the country. Each one brings their signature approach to the tradition of ‘cue to New Yorkers the second weekend in June in Madison Square […]