Welcome to Stomp ’n’ Holler 101
here you can find answers to just about everything you need to know about the 2017 Taylor Stomp ‘n’ Holler BBQ & Music Festival. Check out the FAQs below, and if you still have a question, just give us a holler at 512-352-6364 or email us at email@example.com, and we’ll get right back to you.
01. What’s all the stompin’ and hollerin’ about?
Stomp ‘n’ Holler BBQ & Music Festival where folks from all over come to get touched by what we know around here as the “religion of barbecue.” You’ll get to try smoke-kissed samples from 9-10 of the state’s most revered pitmasters, and revel in the charismatic power of live music and ice cold craft beer. And if that doesn’t have you ready to kick up your heels and make a little noise, nothin’ will. Here in the heart of the Texas Barbecue Trail, we’re pretty sure we do barbecue better than any place else on earth. If you’re not a believer before the festival, you’ll be converted by the time you leave.
02. Who’s smokin’ what?
Click here to see a list of the pitmasters participating in the festival. Each of the talented individuals on this list are masters at the art of barbecue — and have a devout following to prove it.
03. What does my ticket include and how much do they cost?
Well, that depends. We have three exciting levels of tickets to choose from, so you can be as festive as you want. But regardless of which level you choose, every ticket includes a heck-of-a-lotta fun.
Closet Vegetarian (Concert Only) $20
We won’t tell if you don’t. This level will get you into the concert only. We’re pretty confident once the aroma hits you, you’ll wish you hadn’t passed on the BBQ. So, no whining if you change your mind. (There will, of course, be BBQ and other food that you can purchase. It's just not covered in the ticket price.)
Holy Smoker (VIP) $100
Being a Holy Smoker means you’ll get the full VIP treatment. Not only will you enjoy the best BBQ you’ve ever tasted, but you’ll get to start an hour earlier than regular ticket holders with early admission. And if that weren’t enough to tempt you, upon arrival you’ll also receive, coupons for two free beverages (code for beer), and access to the VIP area and standing room only section in front of the stage for the concert.
A Cut Above (VIP) $350
If "all (the other options) do is bring you down," A Cut Above gives you everything a VIP deserves PLUS a meet-and-greet the band before the show and exclusive access to the after party. There are only 50 of these available. Get yours now.
04. Who’s playing?
We’ve got some great tunes lined up to keep things hoppin’ all weekend including headliner and Grammy Award-winning band, The Mavericks. Click here to see a complete lineup and a bit about each band.
05. When are they taking the stage?
Get ready to hear some great music!
1pm Dale & Waylon
2pm Nick Dittmeir & Sawdusters
3pm The Mismatch
5pm Monte Warren & the Dangers Few
6:30pm Dirty River Boys
8pm The Mavericks
06. When and where can I get a ticket?
Tickets are on sale until we run out. Click here to go to our Eventbrite page.
07. Can I get a ticket at the gate?
We hope not, but, then again, we will sell them until they are gone. All purchases should be made through Eventbrite so you can know before you head to Taylor if there’s room for you.
08. What’s the timeline for the festival?
Cut Above & Holy Smoker ticket holders (VIPs) will be allowed entry at 1 p.m. Concert admission time is at 2 p.m. Word to the wise: get there early and enjoy shopping and the Chevy Showdown car show downtown.
09. Can I come and go from the festival?
Sure. As long as you are still wearing the wristband that will be given to you when you first enter the festival. No wristband, no re-entry.
10. Do I need cash?
Not necessarily. We will be selling tickets for barbecue and beverages in a centralized location and you can swipe your card with us.
11. How will beer + BBQ sales work?
If you want to purchase beer and barbecue at the festival, you’ll need to purchase beer tickets. There will be several locations where tickets can be purchased. Non-refundable tickets are redeemable at the bar and at our pitmasters.
Holy Smokers and those with Cut Above Tickets will be able to sample about an ounce of BBQ from our pitmasters until 6 p.m.
12. How much are beer tickets?
Tickets are $5. One ticket = one beer. Seriously, $5 for a beer! And not just any beer. A really good beer. And the math is easy. (You’ll probably want to bring some cash to purchase water.) We expect the pitmasters to have options for one, two or three tickets.
13. How much is parking, and where should I park?
We’ll have free shuttles running to and from the following locations:
- Taylor High School, 355 FM 973, Taylor, Texas 76574
- Taylor Middle School, 304 Carlos G. Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, Texas 76574
- Taylor Main Street Intermediate, 3101 N. Main Street, Taylor, Texas 76574
No matter where you park in town, you assume all risk and responsibility.
14. Can we bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc.?
Sure! Just keep in mind that the concert-only area will be very crowded and it’s likely that most people will find it impossible to stay seated during the awesome performances. We can’t guarantee that you will be able to see the stage once the show starts — and you’ll still have to lug those chairs around all night.
NOTE: NO lawn chairs will be allowed in the VIP area directly in front of the stage. This area is standing room only, no exceptions. VIP ticket-holders have paid for the privilege to stand, dance and otherwise revel in the music — if they so choose. A VIP area for your chairs will also be available.
15. Will food be available to concert-only ticket holders aka Closet Vegetarians?
Participating restaurants can sell additional food items if they wish, and we know that many of them are planning to, but we cannot guarantee that food will be available at any given time. Pricing is up to the restaurants, and whether they accept cash, credit or debit cards. An ATM is just across the street should you get desperate.
16. What can I NOT bring?
Sorry but no outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the gate. So, don’t show up with your cooler and hope you’ll get lucky. No weapons (not even your pocket knife), of course, and no non-service-animal pets — unless you want them to be barbecued.
17. What should I bring?
Well, it goes without saying that you should bring a hearty appetite for BBQ and fun. Also, keep in mind it’s summer in Texas. So, we suggest some sunscreen with a high SPF, a nice pair of shades and a chair. And be sure to bring your ID and tickets!
18. Can we bring the kids?
Sure! As long as you take them back home. Kids 3 and under are free.
19. Do you check IDs?
Yep. Count on it. Please come prepared to show yours. Since alcohol will be served at this event, it’s the best way to keep everyone safe. All festival-goers will be asked to show identification at the front gate and the beer ticket tents. Those 21 or older will get a special wrist band. Any person seen partaking of alcohol and not wearing a wristband will find themselves exiting the festival immediately via security escort. So, don’t take them off. Please note that bartenders can — and will — ask to double-check your ID in addition to asking to see your wristband.
21. What is your refund policy?
If you don’t want to come rain or shine, don’t buy a ticket. Otherwise, if you can’t come, give your ticket to someone who can. There will be no refunds (not for event or for BBQ + beverage tickets).
22. Do you have a photo policy?
If you want to bring your camera or smart phone and take some pictures, click away! But just know we’ll snapping a few as well for publicity purposes. If you purchase a ticket, you’re basically saying “cheese” and agreeing that you’re OK with possibly ending up on our marketing materials. No professional photography will be allowed.