The Bicentennial year of music in Hannibal continues with its biggest headliner yet, country music legend Clint Black.  Black will perform on Saturday, July 27 at the Hannibal Bar-B-Q Festival. https://hannibalbbq.com/

Clint Black has tallied 22 number-one hits on the Billboard Country Music Chart over the span of his career.  On Friday, July 26, another chart-topping artist Craig Morgan takes the stage in Hannibal.

The Hannibal Bar-B-Q is a new event, organized by Jason Gregory who specializes in organizing and promoting some pretty spectacular events in our area, including the recent Brew Skies Music Festival.  https://hannibalbrews.com/  

Besides the great music, the Hannibal Bar-B-Q naturally features some of the country's best barbecue artists.  The Kansas City Barbecue Society is hosting a competition with a $6,000 prize purse for the top finishers Sunday afternoon in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.  You can enter a team at kcbs.us.

The Bar-B-Q Festival will be at 4015 Market Street, adjacent to the Hannibal Inn.  It kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday July 28.  It features local and regional bands all day with the major headliners performing at night.  Right now, you can buy tickets on-line  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hannibal-bar-b-q-festival-tickets-52619327826 for just $20 per day.  Those ticket prices will go up closer to the date of the festival.