Saturday, July 06

Paris, France

Paris Independence Day BBQ

UPDATED JULY 4, 2024: Tickets are going fast! We will close RSVPs at END OF DAY FRIDAY JULY 5, 2024.

UPDATED JULY 5, 2024: RSVPs are now closed. If you were not able to RSVP, you can still come to the event and just buy your food/beverages there. (No free drink with your meal.)


  • I RSVP'd. I got a donation receipt email, and an RSVP confirmation email. Was I supposed to get tickets? Do I need anything else? If you have your donation email and your RSVP confirmation, and they match what you signed up for, you are all set. We will have your name on the list at the door and the number of your guests. You will receive wristbands and meal and drink tokens to redeem for BBQ and free drink for each of your party.
  • Is this event open to the public? YES! This event is not only for our members, it is also open to the public. So if you are not able to RSVP, you can still come to the event and just buy your food and beverages at the venue (you will not get a free drink with your meal, which is a perk only for those who RSVP with us.) 
  • Do I have to be a US citizen to join in the fun? NO! All are welcome. If you are not a US citizen no need to RSVP, just show up.
  • Can I bring the kids? YES! This is a family friendly event. Live music begins at 6PM so you may wish to plan accordingly.
  • Is that the same Randy Garrett who used to run The Rib Joint? YES, the one and only! 
  • I want to show up at 11PM and eat BBQ. Can I do that? Event organizers will be dishing up good stuff from doors open at 2PM, and will serve continuously on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis throughout the day. We are told the kitchen will keep going until 10PM, with last mains going on the grill around 8:30 or 9P... so, maybe? (Safer bet to come earlier.)
  • What will the musical entertainment be? A fun and funky, soulful line up courtesy Black Stage Pass:
    • 3-6pm -- DJ Aurelio Lost Grooves: downtempo grooves, jazz, world music, soul, funk
    • 6-8:30pm -- DJ & Guitarist Morris Mobley: soul, jazz, rock, funky, groovy tunes with live guitar accompaniment
    • 8:30-9:30pm -- Singer Connie Fredericks: jazz and soul
    • 9:30-midnight -- DJs Aurelio Lost Grooves and Morris Mobley: American rock, funk, soul set

Join us in celebrating with your fellow Americans in Paris at our Independence Day Party on Saturday, July 6, 2024, from 2PM to Midnight at the fabulous Café A (Maison de l'Architecture, 148 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 -- near Gare de l'Est and the Canal St. Martin) -- terrace seating will be available (weather permitting). Special to this event: BBQ by American Pitmaster Randy Garrett, BBQ & chill tunes all day with live music from 6PM courtesy Black Stage Pass. Need to register to vote from abroad for critical US elections this fall? No problem - voter help volunteers from will be on hand to assist you. 

Adult plate 30 USD (28 EUR): Choose from BBQ Pork, BBQ Chicken, Grilled Salmon, or a Vegetarian Main; plus Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw. RSVP in advance includes a free drink (wine, beer, coffee, tea, or a soft drink)

Child's plate 13 USD (12 EUR): Child's portion Main or a Hotdog; plus one side. RSVP in advance includes a free soft drink.

RSVP and pre-pay on this page with Democrats Abroad Paris to get a free beverage with your meal, and also for priority seating in the event it becomes full. This event is open to the public -- walk-ins welcome - tell a friend!


Saturday, July 06, 2024 at 02:00 PM Paris Time


Café A (La Maison de l'architecture)
148 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
Maison de l'Architecture
Paris 75010
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$13.00 Child BBQ Plate Child's portion Main or Hot Dog; plus one side; plus 1 free beverage

$30.00 Adult BBQ Plate Choice of 1 Main: BBQ Pork Ribs, Chicken, Salmon or Veg; plus corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw; plus 1 free beverage

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