Beer Garden Applications are Being Accepted

 

2017  Barbecue on the River

Beer Garden Applications are Being Accepted

Paducah, KY. – April 3, 2017 -  The Barbecue on the River, Inc. Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Beer Gardens.

Click here for application

Application deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017 by 4:00 pm at 321 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001.  

Contact Valerie Pollard at info@bbqontheriver.org or (270)534-5951 with any other questions.

 

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For Immediate Release:

 

Beer Garden Applications are Being Accepted

For Immediate Release:

2016 Barbecue on the River

Beer Garden Applications are Being Accepted

Paducah, KY. – May 2, 2016 - The Barbecue on the River, Inc. Board of

Directors are currently accepting applications for the 2016 Beer Gardens.

Applications are available here.

 

Application deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016 by 4:00 pm at 321 Broadway,

Paducah, KY 42001.

Contact Valerie Pollard at info@bbqontheriver.org or (270)534-5951 with any

other questions.

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2015 Beer Garden Managers Announced

For Immediate Release:

2015 Barbecue on the River

Beer Garden Winners are Announced

Paducah, KY.July 14, 2015 -  The Barbecue on the River Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2015 Winners of the Beer Garden management contracts.

Family Service Society, Inc. will manage the Main Stage Beer Garden and West Kentucky Futbol Club, Inc. will manage the 2nd Street Beer Garden.

Event organizers are excited to be working with such great organizations.

For more information contact Susie Coiner (270)534-5951.

 

2015 Beer Garden Applications are Being Accepted

Paducah, KY - March 31, 2015 - The Barbecue on the River, Inc. Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Beer Gardens.

Application information can be found at www.bbqontheriver.org under the press release tab.

Application deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015 by 4:00 pm at 321 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. 

Contact Valerie Pollard at info@bbqontheriver.org or (270)534-5951 with any other questions.

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2015 Beer Garden Application

 

Barbecue on the River Beer Garden Winners

Barbeque on the River received 4 proposals from Community organizations

Balkis Temple #157

Family Service Society Inc.

Paducah Philanthropic Committee

West Kentucky Futbol Club Inc

The Process

  • Community not for profit organizations were invited to bid on the opportunity by completing a Request for Proposal and application which was due May 23rd Application/RFP document)
  • These RFP’s were then reviewed and scored by an independent committee of 3 community leaders having no business relationship to the Barbeque on the River Board, or the event itself. 
  • Each member of the committee performed their review of the proposals independently  and did not communicate or share their results with the other members. 
  • To ensure the review would be free from external pressure, the independent community review committee was not made public at the time of the review; and in order to preserve the process for future years will not be publicly identified today. 
  • Each organization then gave on oral presentation to the voting Board Members, consisting of Susie Coiner, Carol Gault, Valerie Pollard and Mike Karnes, including a question and answer session. (There were guest in attendance at the presentations but they did not have a vote in the decision.)
  • The organizations which have been chosen this year were chosen unanimously by the independent review committee and as a result of their presentation to the voting Board Members.
  • The criteria and goal of the multistage review process was to identify an organization whose proposal offered new ideas to assist in growing the event, a membership and approach ensuring adequate staffing of the venue, years of experience and a successful record organizing and operating large events. (for further information please see the attached Review Criteria document)

We are excited to announce the winner for the 20th Ever Barbecue on the River festival. We got great proposals and some great new ideas. One big announcement is that this year we are going to have 2 Beer Gardens - the main stage Beer Garden and then a new one will be located on 2nd which will feature craft beer well as bourbon.

The groups chosen have great ideas and bring amazing talent to Barbecue on the River. We had four nonprofit organizations submit bids and are pleased to announce that Family Services, Inc. will be handling the Main Stage Beer Garden and West Kentucky Futbol Club, Inc. will be handling the new 2nd Street Beer Garden. 

We also are proud that Murray State University will be sponsoring a Judging School here at the Paducah Campus.

Click here to see the Beer Garden Application and Contract. 

Barbecue on the River Receives Beer Garden Proposals

PADUCAH, KY – Barbecue on the River Inc. has received four proposals for the 2014 Barbecue on the River Beer Garden.  Proposals will be reviewed by three community member volunteers.  The proposers will then present to the Barbecue on the River, Inc. board.  

“The Barbecue on the River board thanks the non-profits for their interest in the 2014 Beer Garden,” stated Susie Coiner, board chair, “and are looking forward to another successful beer garden and festival celebrating 20 years of BBQ’ing bliss.”

Proposals were received from the following organizations.  Balkis Temple #157, Paducah Philanthropic Committee, Family Service Society, Inc. and West Kentucky Futbol Club, Inc.

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Barbecue on the River, a community charitable event held September 25, 26, & 27, 2014 in Paducah, Kentucky.   This year marks 20 years of BBQ’ing bliss in charming downtown Paducah with great BBQ, lively entertainment, and exquisite crafts.  Over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken will be cooked in hopes of taking home the coveted Grand Champion trophy.  For additional information visit www.bbqontheriver.org.

 

Contact:

Valerie Pollard, board member

info@bbqonetheriver.org

270.331.3897