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September 20, 2016 16:17 ET

Barrett Baber Taking the Stage at Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour Finale

BENTONVILLE, AR --(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - NBC's The Voice finalist and Arkansas native Barrett Baber is set to perform at the 2016 Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour Championship on Oct. 1. This is the final stop of the nation's largest Professional BBQ Tour in Bentonville, Ark.

Starting at 11 a.m., Baber will be at the Sam's Club® Headquarters to sign autographs, meet the 50 best BBQ Teams in the country, and wow everyone in attendance with his unique and soulful country sound.

Growing up in Marion, Ark., Baber's inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. and the corners of downtown Memphis gave Baber his first exposures to the street performers and artists steeped in blues, R&B, country and rock.

Baber will take the stage just after 1 p.m., and the day's festivities will conclude with winners taking home their share of a $150,000 prize purse later that afternoon.

This Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour stop is free and open to the public, giving both country music fans and backyard barbeque enthusiasts front row seats to the concert and competition. Series director & esteemed pitmaster, Michael McDearman, will offer samples of quality products to all event attendees while demonstrating grilling tips & techniques. The public is encouraged to attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Country music and BBQ lovers alike will surely enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and samples that the 2016 Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour Championship has to offer.

The Bentonville event at Sam's Club®, 2101 SE Simple Savings Dr., is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. The Sam's Club National BBQ Tour is sponsored by Bush's®, Cargill™, KC Masterpiece®, Kingsford®, the National Pork Board, New Zealand Lamb, Reser's® Fine Foods, Sweet Baby Rays®, Tone's®, Tyson®, and Wright® Brand Bacon. Updated information about the tour can always be found at www.kcbs.us/samstour.

About Sam's Club®

Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 655 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam's Club, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, KCBS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. KCBS serves more than 20,000 active members and sanctions more than 450 barbeque contests worldwide. For more information, visit www.KCBS.us.

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