The countdown has begun.

The 2016 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, presented by Tyler Ford, has revealed its dates for revealing its five-band lineup and when tickets go on sale.

Just like 2015, Red Dirt will reveal one band each day for five days, starting Feb. 1. So, this year's headliner will be revealed the morning of Feb. 5.

Tickets will go on sale at RedDirtBBQFest.com at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8.

This year's festival returns to the downtown square in Tyler, Texas, on Saturday, May 14.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, a production by 101.5 KNUE and Radio Texas, LIVE! in Tyler, Texas, features the best in Texas barbecue and Texas/Red Dirt music. The event has sold out both years of existence, and we're expecting the same this year.

This year, 20 barbecue restaurants from all over Texas will descend on downtown Tyler and offer samples of tasty smoked meats, while live music will be featured all day.

There will be three different ticket options: VIP, general admission and concert-only. More details on tickets will be coming soon.

Tickets will sell out fast and when they're gone, they're gone. So, mark your calendars and we'll get ready for Red Dirt 2016.