Arkansas BBQ Cooks Team Up To Fight Cancer

B Street Rib Off Benefits American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.; July 29, 2019 – The 11th annual B Street Rib Off will take place on Saturday, September 7th in the Argenta Art District of North Little Rock. The annual event features a BBQ cooking competition focused on amateur cooking teams from across the mid-south with all proceeds from the event going to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas.

“The B. Street Rib Off is a wonderful partner for us here at the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas,” said Matthew Bancroft, community development officer for the American Cancer Society - Arkansas. “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.”

In addition to the BBQ competition, the event will feature live music, beverages from Flyway Brewing Company 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 the competition. 

The public is encouraged to 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 September 7th. 

Jason Brown, Justin Hinton and Matthew Ross founded the B Street Rib Off  as a friendly backyard competition 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.

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