NitePics: Inside Safeway’s Barbecue Battle Published June 27, 2010 • Updated on June 28, 2010 at 7:35 am Safeway's annual Barbecue Battle was a weekend of music, food and fun for the whole family. 9 photos 1/9 davidluonline/Instagram Safeway's annual Barbecue Battle was a weekend of music, food and fun for the whole family. Jessica Southern, Miss National Watermelon Queen, hands out refreshing melon to the crowd. 2/9 Safeway's annual Barbecue Battle was a weekend of music, food and fun for the whole family. Kendra and Haley take a break from the barbecue to rock out on guitar games. 3/9 Denton Police Dept. Miraculously neither the human Yolanda nor the wax Johnny Depp (courtesy of Madame Tussaud's) melted in the 90+ temperature. 4/9 Ryan Cowen "Mousey Thompson" & the James Brown Experience plays some funky R & B for the crowd at the 18th annual Safeway Barbecue Battle 5/9 Participants work off their barbecue bellies at a variety of athletic activities - including this challenging climbing wall. 6/9 The kiddies had a climbing wall of their own. 7/9 Peter, a Safeway employee, hands out beef brisket BBQ samples 8/9 Thousands enjoyed beef, chicken and pork barbecue over the two days of the annual festival. 9/9 Jazz artist Bobby Parker gets the music going in the Jazz & Blues pavillion 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!