Get Your Grill On At The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

In case the bout of gorgeous weather doesn't have all you New Yorkers (or New York visitors) psyched for summer, here's another reason to look forward to sweaty, humid summer days: The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party just announced its lineup for 2012.

From June 9 to 10 at Madison Square Park, 17 grillers across the nation will be serving up some serious BBQ from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free, but each plate costs $8. Fast passes are available for $125, with $100 going towards food and drinks and some VIP perks for high rollers.

Check out the lineup below:

Kenny Callaghan (Blue Smoke, New York City)
Joe Duncan (Baker's Ribs, Dallas)
Mike Emerson (Pappy's Smokehouse, St. Louis)
Charles Grund Jr. (Hill Country, New York City)
Jimmy Hagood (BlackJack Barbecue, Charleston, S.C.)
Tommy Houston (Checkered Pig, Danville, Va.)
Chris Lilly (Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, Ala.)
Patrick Martin (Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint, Nashville, Tenn.)
Mike Mills (17th Street Bar & Grill, Murphysboro, Ill./ Memphis Championship Barbecue, Las Vegas)
Ed Mitchell (Raleigh, N.C.)
Myron Mixon (Jack's Old South, Unadilla, Ga.)
Garry Roark (Ubon's Barbeque, Yazoo City, Miss.)
Drew Robinson (Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, Birmingham, Ala.)
Scott Roberts (The Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood, Texas)
Rodney Scott (Scott's Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, S.C.)
John Stage (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, New York City)
John Wheeler (Rack & Soul, New York City)

Musical guests will include Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Langford, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Southern Culture on the Skids, and The Revelations featuring Tre Williams.