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Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue Returns to the National Building Museum this Summer

March 11, 2014

Washington, DC (March 11, 2014) – Hill Country Barbecue Market Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the return of Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue, a unique branded outdoor experience featuring Hill Country’s award-winning Texas-style barbecue, ice-cold Shiner beers, and live music on the spacious and picturesque West Lawn of the National Building Museum (401 F Street, NW;; 202.272.2448). Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will open on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and will run through Labor Day weekend.

"Hill Country Barbecue is excited once again to be teaming up with the National Building Museum to create the ultimate backyard barbecue in the heart of downtown Washington, where everyone can come hang out on the lawn with friends while they enjoy some delicious barbecue with an ice-cold beer, play games and listen to music," said Jim Foss, Hill Country Barbecue Market’s director of operations. "We had so much fun last summer, and are working to make this year’s Backyard Barbecue even better!"

“We are so excited to once again partner with Hill Country Barbecue to activate the West Lawn of our historic building,” said Chase W. Rynd, executive director, National Building Museum. “It’s a perfect complement to the full slate of Summer Block Party programming that we're currently developing.”

More details about this summer’s Hill Country Backyard Barbecue will be coming soon. Starting Thursday, May 1stHill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will be open Thursday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Additionally, the outdoor venue will be available as a premiere outdoor, private-event space for corporate events, summer associate parties, fundraisers, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and more. The National Building Museum is open to the public from 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sundays.

Hill Country Barbecue Market serves Texas-style dry-rub, pit-smoked barbecue and homemade Southern sides and desserts in the heart of Penn Quarter seven days a week.  Hill Country Barbecue Market is available for private parties, events, catering, and delivery, and offers live American roots music five nights a week in the downstairs Boot Bar.  For more information, visit or call 202.556.2050. Also connect with us on Twitter (@hillcountrywdc), Instagram (@HillCountryDC) and Facebook.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit Follow us on Twitter (@BuildingMuseum) and Facebook: For information about the National Building Museum and its summer programs, please contact Emma Filar,, 202.272.2448 ext. 3458.