Arkansas BBQ Cooks Team Up To Fight Cancer

B Street Rib Off Benefits American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas

The 10th annual B Street Rib Off will take place on Saturday, April 21st at Riverfront Park in North Little Rock. The annual event features a BBQ cooking competition focused on amateur cooking teams from across the mid-south and event organizers donate all proceeds from the event to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas.

“The B. Street Rib Off is a wonderful partner for us here at the the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. We are grateful for the cooking teams who continue to support our mission to finish the fight against cancer. I would like to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy delicious barbecue while supporting the B Street Rib Off and American Cancer Society’s mission of helping people stay well, get well, finding cures and fighting back.” said Matthew Bancroft, Director, Community Engagement

In addition to the BBQ competition, the event will feature live music, popular Central Arkansas food trucks, beverages from local breweries and a raffle that includes merchandise from several Arkansas retailers. Teams interested in cooking for the competition can register at There, teams will also find a list of rules and more information about participation. 

BBQ cooks aren’t the only folks encouraged to participate. Anyone can attend the event and judge the People’s Choice category for a small donation. The event is family friendly and will kick off at 8 a.m. with results announced at 4 p.m. on April 21st. 

Jason Brown, Justin Hinton and Matthew Ross, as a friendly competition, founded the B Street Rib Off in 2008. After increased interest, the three friends turned the annual event into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization now boasts a board of directors with nine members from across the state. 

For more information, visit or search B Street Rib Off on Facebook and Twitter.