Chili Bourbon Festival

Get fired up with great food and music at the Chili Bourbon Festival

16 February


Saturday, February 16

Doors @ 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Add to Calendar 02/16/2019 12:00 PM 02/16/2019 09:00 PM America/Phoenix Chili Bourbon Festival Great food and music at the Chili Bourbon Festival 178 E Commonwealth Ave - Chandler AZ 85225


Dr AJ Chandler Park

Dr AJ Chandler Park

178 E Commonwealth Ave
Chandler, AZ

Chili Bourbon Festival


General Admission

Online Presale


At the gate

  • Kids 12 and under receive free general admission.
  • General admission includes entry into the festival, access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and 12 chili samples in the Chili Competition Zone.*
    *12pm – 4pm only while supplies last. One sample card per admission. No other food and beverages are included with admission.
Bourbon Sampler
21 & Older

Taste 6 bourbons of your choice

Online Presale


At the gate (while supplies last)

  • Includes: six, half (.5) oz bourbon samples (general admission sold separately)
VIP Pass
21 & Older

Online Presale


At the gate (while supplies last)

  • General admission
  • Four alcohol beverages + six, half (.5) oz bourbon samples
  • Unlimited soft drinks and water
  • Catered food throughout the day
  • Private restrooms
  • Private seating
  • Shaded area

Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Heart Strings Foundation

Heart Strings Foundation

Live National Music

Jacob Morris

7:30-9 p.m.

Jacob Morris

At only 21 years old, Jacob Morris has proven himself as one of country music’s fastest rising stars. With over 175 performances in 2017, his on-stage presence reveals him as a natural entertainer. Performing all over the state of Arizona, throughout the southwest and in Nashville, people are starting to notice the excitement built around his name. He has performed at festivals and showcases nationally and has opened for artists such as Billy Currington, Chirs Janson, Thompson Square and many more. With his youth and energy to his advantage, Jacob is becoming known as one of the hardest working new artists out there. It’s only a matter of time before the world catches on to him.

Drew Cooper

6:00-7:15 p.m.

Drew Cooper

He grew up on Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, and Bruce Springsteen. At the age of 23 he was drawn to the red dirt scene by the serenades of Radney Foster, Stoney LaRue, Cross Candian Ragweed, and Pat Green who have all inspired the music he plays today. On stage in front of 12 people or 15,000 people you will always catch Drew smiling, laughing and entertaining the crowd with a charisma that is second to none. He always knows how to put on the best show possible, tailored to the venue. Cooper may be new to the red dirt scene, but he has already cut a path to where he wants to be.

Hottest Local Music

Band Wagon

Band Wagon

12-1:45 p.m.

One of the newer country bands in the Phoenix area, Band Wagon is a 4-piece high-energy band that features a wide variety of music that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Playing songs that are a mix of classic country, new country and rock, you're guaranteed to have a great time at any of their shows throughout the valley!!

Jim Bachman & the Day Drinkers

Jim Bachman & the Day Drinkers

2-4 p.m.

With a mellow, easy voice and wise songwriting that hints of a life of honest living, Jim Bachmann has been entertaining the Phoenix scene over the past decade. Bachmann's music blends Americana, Roots, Blues and Country into a sound that stays true to tradition while serving up his own blend of Sonoran Desert soaked good-timin' stonerbilly.

Chauncey Jones

Chauncey Jones

4:30-5:45 p.m.

Singer and songwriter who is known for his work in the country genre. In April 2016, he released his debut single "Do What We Do" to Cd-Baby and his personal YouTube account. His first open mic, where he saw the Country artist Eli Young Band perform live, inspired him artistically at an early age. He began learning the history of country music after receiving a guitar from his long time Friend Mark Efros for his birthday.

The Bourbon

    • American Born
      American Born
    • Bulleit Bourbon
      Bulleit Bourbon
      Few Spirits
    • Four Roses Bourbon
      Four Roses Bourbon
    • Garrison Brothers Distillery
      Garrison Brothers Distillery
    • Michters US1
    • Smoke Wagon
      Smoke Wagon
    • Stranahan's
      Thumb Butte
    • Tincup
    • Widow Jane
      Widow Jane
    • Woodford Reserve
      Woodford Reserve

The Chili


Local home cooks and chefs will compete in a Chili Cook-Off. Festival guests will receive a tasting card to sample chili from the competitors and vote for their favorite.

Local restaurants will offer a variety of spicy, traditional and regional chili bowls and sides.


Got Questions?


Will there be ATM machines?

Yes, there will be ATM machines located at both entrances and throughout the event.

What can I bring into the event?

Small, lightweight backpack (drawstring bag or purse)

One (1) sealed bottle of water

Sunscreen (lotion only, no aerosol spray)

Camera (professional equipment allowed, but not encouraged)

Small child snacks and medical needs

What items are prohibited?

NO glass bottles or cans (1 sealed plastic water bottle is permitted)

NO skateboards, scooters, cycles of any kind or hover boards

NO animals (except service animals)

NO GoPro / mobile video poles, sticks, or selfie sticks

NO umbrellas, shade structures and tents

NO chains or spiked clothing (ie. wallet chain, vest with sharp spikes)

NO weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace/pepper spray, tasers, etc)

NO Harmful Chemicals

NO laser pointers or artificial noise makers

NO fireworks or explosives

NO aerosol cans (including can / spray sunscreen)

NO alcohol or illegal substances

NO Outside food & Beverage, with the exception of one (1) sealed bottle of water

NO small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

NO Lawn Chairs

Any items deemed harmful by Event Team

Where should I park?

There are street parking spots and lots located throughout the downtown Chandler area including a lot in front of the City building and a dirt lot at the north end of the Dr. AJ Chandler Park. Visit the DCCP online for a parking map.

How much does it cost to park?

Parking is free.

Can I take public transportation to the event?

Yes, the Valley Metro system provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Visit for routes, pricing and tips to plan your trip.

Are there any hotels located within walking distance of the event?

Yes, the Historic Downtown Chandler area is home to many great hotels located within 2 miles of the event.

0-2 miles away
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
1 N San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225

Best Western Inn of Chandler
950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Redwood Motel
470 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Do I have to show my I.D. to purchase beer or liquor?

Picture I.D. is required to purchase or consume alcohol. Your I.D. will be checked at the drink ticket locations and could be checked randomly as asked throughout the event. Guests 21 years of age and older will be issued a wristband allowing alcohol purchase.

Do the food vendors accept debit or credit cards?

Credit Cards will be accepted at the box office and drink ticket booths. Not all food vendors accept debit or credit cards so please bring cash with you. ATM’s are available within the festival site for your convenience.

What methods of payment can I use to purchase my admission ticket?

You can purchase your admission ticket in advance via the website using a credit/debit card. On the day of the festival, cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Is there an admission cost for children?

Children 12-years-old and under are admitted into the event for free with a paying adult.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final, there are no refunds.

What is your inclement weather policy?

This is a rain or shine event.

Can I bring my pet?

Service dogs only please.

Will there be emergency assistance available onsite?

The Chandler Police Department will be on hand to ensure your safety. Call 911 for any medical emergencies during the event.

How can I become an event sponsor? How can I become an event vendor?

For information on how to become an event vendor, contact Landon Evans

What is the Code of Conduct?

We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and memorable experience for all event guests. In order to do so, a strict code of conduct has been created and all event participants and patrons are expected follow these rules.

Guests will show respect for the event location, grounds, coordinators, vendors, sponsors and participants by leaving the following items at home:

• Firearms, knives or other weapons.

• Coolers and outside food or beverage.

• Bicycles, skateboards, skates.

The following actions will result in immediate ejection of festival grounds:

• Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.

• Possession or use of illegal drugs or excessive and irresponsible use of alcohol. Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.

• Taunting, abusive or disruptive language and obscene gestures.

An individual participating in any of these behaviors will be removed from the event and passes will be revoked. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.


Corn Hole Game
  • Life Sized Picture Frame
  • Eating Competitions

Lawn Games

  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Connect Four
  • Beer Pong
  • Kong Pong
  • Ladder Golf
  • Ring Toss
  • Twister

Art Installations

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Paper

We are hear to listen