West Bottoms Barbecue Contest September 28 & 29, 2019

This mouthwatering showdown of some of the top grill-masters in the region will be held at the Hy-Vee Arena (formerly Kemper Arena) at 1800 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO 64102 starting at 8 a.m. both days with awards to follow at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event itself is being organized & managed by West Bottoms Events and is a sanctioned contest through the Kansas City BBQ Society. The charity event will include a professional & backyard competition, open to professionals and amateurs. 


  • Master Barbecue Series sponsored by Foundation King
  • Backyard Barbecue Contest sponsored by Three Little Pigs – Championship BBQ Rubs and Sauces
  • Steak Contest sponsored by Valley Oaks Steak Company
  • Kids’ Q Contest sponsored by Smokin’ Guns BBQ

Competing Teams

      1. Slaps BBQ

      2. Man Meat BBQ

      3. 4 Legs Up BBQ

      4. Fat & Dumb BBQ

      5. R Butts R Smokin


      7. All Forked up for Q

      8. Unfamous Daves

      9. Oink, Moo&cock-a-doodle doo

     10. Dirt Road BBQ

     11. LazyBoyz BBQ

     12. 3 Pigs Smokin’

     13. Mullet Brothers BBQ

     14. Smokin’R’s 2.0

     15.  Wabash BBQ

About the Location

Hy-Vee Arena, formerly Kemper Arena, is revolutionizing the approach to sports. Located in the historic West Bottoms, Hy-Vee Arena opened its doors in October of 2018.

The addition of a second floor added over 82,000 square feet of column-free space, housing 12 basketball courts lined for volleyball, pickleball, and futsal. 

The incredible 350m Mondo Track wraps around the upper level of courts. 

Come into the Arena for fitness classes, to weight train in the Fitness Center, or  to relax in our locker rooms!

Hy-Vee Arena is also home to 9 businesses, 2 clothing retailers, 8 unique dining options, 4 fitness options, and 2 entertainment options. 

More Information

Parking – Main Parking in the West Bottoms Garage
Parking is available in nearby garages, surface lots, and metered spots! We encourage carpooling or using a cab or rideshare to reduce traffic.