Stop at the McGrath Amphitheatre today for live music and some delicious BBQ!

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is in full swing, which means a ton of events are going on in the local area the next couple of weeks. One of those events kicks off today, and it's sure to make the downtown area smell DELICIOUS! I mean, just look at this magic:

The Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup begins today and runs through Sunday at the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids. Some amazing national vendors will be competing for awards like Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ, and the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by customers. Today is Country Day, tomorrow is BBQ & Buffett Night, Saturday is Classic Rock Night, and Sunday is Family Fun Day. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Sunday, with Sunday shutting things down earlier at 5 p.m.

Today and tomorrow you can enjoy a free lunch admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with $3 admission for the rest of the weekend. Kids 12 and under are free. There will also be free downtown trolleys available for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and Friday.

Friendly reminder that the event is CASH ONLY. There are 2 ATMs on site.

For additional information on the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup, click HERE.