NitePics: Inside Safeway’s Barbecue Battle

Safeway's annual Barbecue Battle was a weekend of music, food and fun for the whole family.

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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.
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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.
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Miraculously neither the human Yolanda nor the wax Johnny Depp (courtesy of Madame Tussaud's) melted in the 90+ temperature.
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"Mousey Thompson" & the James Brown Experience plays some funky R & B for the crowd at the 18th annual Safeway Barbecue Battle
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Participants work off their barbecue bellies at a variety of athletic activities - including this challenging climbing wall.
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The kiddies had a climbing wall of their own.
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Peter, a Safeway employee, hands out beef brisket BBQ samples
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Thousands enjoyed beef, chicken and pork barbecue over the two days of the annual festival.
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Jazz artist Bobby Parker gets the music going in the Jazz & Blues pavillion
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