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Burger Beats: Dirtybird Announces BBQ Tour

Dirtybird Records is firing up their grill once again, and they're offering you a seat at the table.

What has become a right of passage during Miami's Winter Conference in March, the legendary Dirtybird BBQ will be taking it's show on the road, bringing burgers and beats to five cities this year. Founded around a grill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the Dirtybird BBQ stands as a reminder of the label's beginnings and their dedication to entertaining audiences worldwide with their unique brand of house music. Perfect in it's simplicity, the Dirtybird crew will be bringing their signature bass-heavy sounds and grill master Grillson to Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Toronto with thousands of burgers, hot dogs, and carne asada in tow.

The tour will be hosted by label head honcho Claude VonStroke, as well as superstar producer Justin Martin and several variations of the label's roster at each of the dates. Always one for surprises, the Miami Dirtybird BBQ's have hosted a bevy of special guests that highlight their hip-hop roots, including De La Soul, Phife Dawg, and Just Blaze. This tour looks to be no exception, as several mystery guests will be joining them along the way. With summer in full force, the Dirtybird BBQ tour promises to be more than just your average backyard bash.

Tickets and more information are available here.

DIRTYBIRD BBQ TOUR DATES AND LINEUP

Brooklyn, NY - Aug 17th Verboten Stage One
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin, Justin Jay, Ardalan & Special Guests

Detroit, MI - Aug 31st Masonic Temple Lot
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin

Toronto, ON - Sept 7th Sherboune Common
1:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Justin Jay

San Francisco, CA - Sept 14th Treasure Island
12 PM - 8:00 PM

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy & Special Guests

Los Angeles - November (Date and Location TBA)

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Christian Martin & Special Guests

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