Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

Bartlett Festival 2022, September 30th and October 1

                  The 2022 Bartlett Festival Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show                                                                                     Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1 

                                              We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022. 


Make plans now to be a part of the 2022 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 30 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at W. J. Freeman Park located at 2629 Bartlett Boulevard

For more information on being a part of BBQ Contest BBQ information

2022 Festival Vendor Space Application                                                                                                                                                cash, check or money order made out to City of Bartlett, are accepted for payment, sorry no credit card payments        

 2022 Concession Food Truck Application   (Food vendor space is full, you can send in an application to be put on a waiting list if someone cancels)

This fun-filled family event will kick-off on Friday evening with  live musical entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5k run will kick things off at 9:00 am on Saturday morning, followed by some great local music, arts & crafts, a car show, children’s activities, the awards for the MBN sanctioned BBQ cooking contest, concessions and much, much more. The perfect place to spend an autumn weekend.   

The Freeman Marr 5K is for runners and walkers of all ages and experience levels.  From the runner or walker looking to finish their first 5K to the avid runner looking for a new fun race.  So make plans to come participate and support Bartlett High Athletics.            Sign up now                                                                                     

Free Admission - Free Shuttle Bus

Friday evening, 5:30 to 10:30p.m. 

  • One parking location
  • Behind the McDonald’s restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

  • Two parking locations
  • Stage Centre (corner of Stage Road and Kirby-Whitten)
  • Behind the McDonald’s restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.

2022 Music Stages 


Friday Night Live Music

6:00 to 7:00 pm -    Seeing Red - Seeing Red has become a fan favorite selling out the biggest events throughout the Mid-South. Adaptable, energetic, and talented, this band is for the true music lover. Featuring two terrific female vocalists and a song list that will keep the dance floor packed, Seeing Red is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!    Seeing Red Website

7:30 to 9:30 pm -    The Band ThumpDaddy - If you like to dance, have a good time and party like there's no tomorrow, than this is the band for you! Thumpdaddy is far more than just a band. They are a collection of entertainers playing the greatest dance music from the 60's through now. No genre is excluded. A Thumpdaddy show is always an interactive, all inclusive celebration of all that a party can be.   ThumpDaddy website

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

9:00 am -    5K Race Start Time  -  Sign up Here

10:00 am -  Race Results

10:30 am - 11:00 am  - Bartlett High School Marching Band  - The Bartlett HS Band is proud to have provided music education to Bartlett students for over 100 years! This website is your one-stop-shop to all information regarding our organization and the opportunities available for the students here BHS Marching Band website

11:00 am - 11:30 am -  Bartlett Area Chorus -  The Bartlett Area Chorus is made up of a variety of singers from the Bartlett area who enjoy singing.  BAC Facebook page

11:30 to 12:15 pm -  Bartlett Community Concert Band - The Bartlett Community Concert Band was founded in 1991 in Bartlett, TN. This volunteer band includes members who love playing great music for the community. BCCB website

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Bartlett K9 Dog Demonstration  

1:30 to 2:30 pm -   The Amber McCain Band - The Amber McCain Band is based out of Brighton, TN.  They formed in late 2014. They are influenced by several great bands and musicians, but Lady Antebellum and Fleetwood Mac immediately come to mind when about their top influences.     Amber McCain FB page

2:30 to 3:30 pm -   BBQ Cooking Contest Winners Announced 

3:30 to 4:30 pm -  Sleepless  - Sleepless is a band formed by 5 passionate middle-school students. They each posses unique talents and a great love of music. Sleepless was created one night when they had a sleepover and decided to try out the instruments- being quick learners. Now these amazing young ladies are rocking hard. 

Demonstration Stage - Saturday, October 1

10:30 am - Square Dancers 

11:00 am - Tennessee Twirlers

11:30 am - Delta Rhythm Cloggers

1:30 pm - Panther Pom

2:00 pm - USA Karate

2:30 pm - 

3:00 pm - Therapeutic African Drumming

3:30 pm - The Dance Academy of Bartlett 

The Rockin’ Robin DJ’s Stage

( by the Police Department/Children’s Area) 

Featuring various musical entertainment, games and lots of fun! They will be giving away a free party, so make sure to go by and register. Rockin’ Robin DJ Web Site

Car Show

Car Show participants can register on-site between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Entry fee is $25 per vehicle with judging beginning at noon and awards at 3. This show is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Each entry will receive an 8” x 10” color photo of your vehicle. There will also be Best of Show awards given in several categories, a poker walk, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, music, drinks, and great food nearby.

All show vehicles must enter the park through the new entrance off Bartlett Boulevard across from Ivanhoe. Look for the car show signs and be mindful of festival pedestrians when entering.

Mark your calendars for October 1st and make plans to come out and enjoy a great car show and wonderful fall festival with entertainment for the entire family!  This event is hosted by  Mustangs of Memphis

Proceeds from the car show go to  Memphis Oral School for the Deaf