Heart of Country Music Festival
  • Date
    September 18, 2022
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location
    University of Oregon EMU Green
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Description
    Join us at our annual Heart of Country  Summer Music Festival! This toe-tapping afternoon features local food trucks and vendors, craft beer, and enough music to keep you humming all night long. Stay tuned for more information about Heart of Country 2022.

Heart of Country 2018

The Event

We had a great turn out this year! We had over 150 guests, 5 bands, 6 BBQ competitors, and 2 kids competitors! We raised over $6000 from sponsors, numerous generous donations, sold around 75 tickets, sold 120 raffle tickets. Overall we raised almost $10,000 dollars!

The Winners

Darkside of the Q
Best BBQ Industry Category
Big Daddy Cheer’s Backyard BBQ
Best BBQ Backyard Category
Old Dirty Basters
People’s Choice
The Mighty Yaskovic’s / Flour Power
Kids Competition

Not Pictured :

Team Paxleen
Bacon Side Dish

Tara Brown

Thank you for your support!


Thank you to our sponsors:

Levi Strauss
Heart of Country Partner

Parr Lumber
Entertainment Sponsor and donation of Green Mountain Grill

Oregon Rehab Squad
Kid Zone Sponsor

Koffler Boats
Heart Gallery Sponsor

Friend of HOC

Hitch Pro and Tow
HOC Donor


Thank you to our judges:

Steve Brown
94.5 MixFM

Mary Riley
94.5 MixFM


Thank you to our Competitors:

Big Daddy Cheer’s Backyard BBQ
Bill and Tim’s Barbecue
Darkside of the Q
Dicky’s Barbecue Pit
Flour Power
The Mighty Yaskovics
Old Dirty Basters
Rockstar BBQ