Annual “Barbecue on the Pedernales” at LBJ Ranch on October 24 To Feature Recording Artist Chris Cagle and Barbecue from The Salt Lick

The Barbecue will take place, rain or shine. In the event of rain, tents will keep party-goers out of the weather. There are still tickets available. Come join us for great food, great music, and a great time!


Recording artist Chris Cagle

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News Release Date: September 18, 2015

Contact: Dave Schafer, 830-868-7128 x 235

STONEWALL, TEXAS –Put on your dancing boots and head over to the LBJ Ranch on Saturday, October 24, for the annual"Barbecue on the Pedernales." Co-hosted by the National Park Service and Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, this event continues a Johnson family tradition of Texas hospitality at the LBJ Ranch. Country music recording artist Chris Cagle will headline the night's entertainment and The Salt Lick will serve its famous mouth-watering barbecue. Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be obtained at Tables for eight are available. The event will run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Country singer Chris Cagle's music career has produced two gold albums, two No. 1 albums, and twelve charted songs. "I Breathe in, I Breathe out" was Cagle's first number one single and it remains a favorite at his concerts. "I want my music to be an environment, to strike chords, passions, memories, faults, loves, angers, and redemptions," said Cagle. "Imagine my music just on the outside of town right where the road turns to the rural route. A dirt road cul-de-sac with trucks all parked in a circle. I would love to see my music fit into that." Jake Penrod, a country singer who opened at last year's barbecue, will kick off the evening's festivities again this year.

The Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is a vital not-for-profit park partner that, among many other things, provides funding for many of the park's critical preservation projects, educational events, and interpretive exhibits. The annual "Barbecue on the Pedernales" is a highly anticipated fundraising event for the group. For more information and to learn how to become a member, see

In the 1950s and 1960s, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson hosted large Texas-style barbecues along the Pedernales River in a grove of live oak trees near their home. At these events hundreds of guests dined on delicious barbecued ribs or brisket smoked over pits in the grove. Music from the guitars and trumpets of mariachi bands filled the grove with a festive air. These outdoor barbecues were simultaneously great show, great fun, and serious politics. "All the world" was welcome at these western galas. Guests-of-honor hailed from around the globe: Mexico, West Germany, Pakistan, and from nations throughout Latin America.

The National Park Service and Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park are proud to host western-style galas reminiscent of the barbecues that the Johnson family held through the years. Make plans to attend this year's event. Tickets are limited and have sold out quickly in past years.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information call 830-868-7128 ext. 231 or 244, or visit and

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Last updated: October 20, 2015

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