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We’re back, bigger than ever, with this year’s annual Smoked Out Spring BBQ! Join us April 8th and 9th for 2 smoked filled days outside at the Monterey County Fairgrounds featuring awesome hip-hop acts, a variety of exquisite BBQ and rib-tickling comedy. This fantastic outdoor event also showcases craft beer and a variety of maker vendors so make sure you don’t miss out on the hottest festival this Spring.


Previous performers include: Immortal Technique, Twista, Dead Prez, Griselda, Westside Gunn, Benny the Butcher, Conway, Zion I, Evidence, R.A. the Rugged Man, AFRO, Necro, The Grouch, Murs, Eligh and many more. If you love all things hip-hop, BBQ and comedy this festival is for you!


Tickets on sale October 22nd! Stay tuned for more news and announcements as they become available.


Brought to you by

Ungaffable Productions

Health, Safety, and Security 
Safety at Smoked Out Spring BBQ

We want every fan to feel safe at the festival. Specific questions regarding safety, security, medical, and any others can be directed to If you have an immediate need while on-site seek out any festival staffer, police, fire, or security personnel.

Current Health Policy

The safety of fans, artists and staff remains our top priority. SOS BBQ organizers are in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will follow all current recommendations and guidelines in place at the time of the festival. No vaccination or testing is required for this event.  Any changes will be shared at, on social media and via the SOS BBQ email list.  

Security Screening & Entry

For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all patrons are subject to a full and complete search prior to entry. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit to a full body pat-down and magnetometer screening before entry. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian. Persons that refuse to comply with the search policy will be refused entry into the event.


Your safety is our #1 priority. Please help by reporting any suspicious activity to security, police or any festival team member


COVID-19 Warning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and employees.  You must follow all posted instructions while attending Smoked Out Spring BBQ. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending Smoked Out Spring BBQ, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Help keep each other healthy.


Allowed & Prohibited

Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.

NO backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue, EXCEPT for the following:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12.”

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, i.e. Ziploc bag or something similar;  

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (and that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap; and

  • Clear plastic Hydration packs (empty upon entry), i.e. clear plastic CamelBak bag or something similar.


For the avoidance of doubt, iridescent, color-tinted, and opalescent bags are NOT allowed; they must be clear.


  • NO Aerosol Products/Aerosol Cans/Aerosol Sunblock

  • NO Air Horns or Noisemakers

  • NO Audio Recording Devices

  • NO AVPs or MODs or Liquid to Refill Cartridges

  • NO Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards

  • NO Blankets (Small) & Beach Towels

  • NO Chairs or Coolers

  • NO Chains or Chain Wallets

  • NO Detachable Lens Cameras

  • NO Drones

  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia

  • NO Fireworks or Explosives

  • NO Flags

  • NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items

  • NO Glass or Metal Containers

  • NO Glow Sticks or LED Gloves

  • NO Hula Hoops

  • NO Hoverboards or Segways

  • NO Instruments

  • NO Laser Pointers    

  • NO Mesh Bags

  • NO Metal, Steel or Aluminum water bottles

  • NO Misters

  • NO Outside Food or Beverages

  • NO Pepper Spray or Mace

  • NO Pets or Other Animals

  • NO Selfie Sticks, Tripods or Narcissists

  • NO Sharpies, Markers or Paint Pens

  • NO Stuffed Animals or Inflatables

  • NO Tarps

  • NO Totems

  • NO Umbrellas or Parasols

  • NO Video Cameras

  • NO Walkie Talkies    

  • NO Weapons of Any Kind


  • YES Baby Strollers    

  • YES Binoculars

  • YES Cameras (Non-Pro)

  • YES Chapstick and Lip Balm (Sealed/Unopened)

  • YES Cigarettes and Lighters (1 Pack of Cigarettes per Guest)

  • YES E-Cigs and Vape Pens

  • YES Ear Plugs

  • YES Eye Drops (Sealed/Unopened)

  • YES Feminine Hygiene Item (Sealed/Unopened)

  • YES GoPros & Flip Cams

  • YES Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes

  • YES Hats

  • YES Makeup

  • YES Medication (Over-the-counter Sealed/Unopened, Rx Must have label w/ matching ID and all same pills – no mixing)

  • YES Mobile Phones and Chargers

  • YES Poncho & Rain Jackets

  • YES Service  Animals

  • YES Sunblock (Non-Aerosol)

  • YES Sunglasses

  • YES Water Bottles (Empty, Plastic, Reusable, non-metal, 32 oz, 1 per guest)

*** “Comfort,”“therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a"Service Animal" and are not permitted entry to the Event; For the Avoidance of Doubt, NO other Animals are Permitted.

The safety of our fans and Event attendees is of paramount concern to the Event organizers. The Event organizers reserve the right to deny entry to any person or item the Event organizers and/or authorized security personnel deem(s) dangerous.





Age Limit for Ticket Purchase

Smoked Out Spring BBQ is open to all ages. To purchase VIP tickets, you must be 21+

Ticket Types Available

To see more details on our ticket options, please visit the tickets section.

Ticket Policy

  • All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges

  • Only tickets purchased through or are valid. If you purchased from an unauthorized source and/or the ticket is counterfeit, you will not be allowed entry.

  • All ticket holders must pass through security and are subject to bag inspection. Prohibited items will be confiscated by event staff.

Contact Front Gate Tickets

If you need to contact our ticket service provider, Universe, reach out at

Questions About Your Order

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Festival Info, Dates, and Hours

Smoked Out Spring BBQ takes place April 8th + 9th, 2022 at Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.

How much are tickets?

  • GA tickets will start at $55.00, and VIP tickets start at $150.00. VIP is only available to purchase for guests 21 years of age and older. 


What are the festival hours?

  • 2pm to 11pm.


How many stages will there be? 

  • There will be two stages. Our main stage is outdoors. Our second stage is indoors near the front gate. Full lineup details including set times and performances by stage will be released closer to the festival. 


How long will each act be performing?

  • The length of set times will vary. Opening acts will have shorter set lengths while headlining performances can range up to an hour. 


What health & safety protocols will be implemented for the festival?

  • The safety of fans, artists and staff is thoroughly planned for among event organizers and in coordination with local authorities.

  • We will follow all guidelines as set forth by the city of Monterey and state of California at the time of the festival. Preventative health measures (e.g. proof of negative COVID-19 test or full COVID-19 vaccination, etc.) may be required for this show. Details of any necessary measures will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels.

  • If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, please visit to find the nearest vaccine provider near you.


Will refunds be available?

  • Please refer to the Universe ticketing policies at


Getting To The Festival


Festival Location

Monterey County Fairgrounds

2004 Fairground Road

Monterey, California 93940

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