The Grand Junction Hotel is firing up the barbecue and opening its doors to 'do its part' to support rural firefighters battling the state's devastating blazes.
So wander down to the city's most iconic pubs on Saturday, and empty the change out of your pockets because all proceeds from 'Maitland's Biggest BBQ' will go towards the volunteer fire service.
Marketing director Zack Hearn said the fundraiser aimed to raise as much money as possible for the Rural Fire Service (RFS).
"It affects the locals, and we wanted to something ... We wanted to do our part because we are a community staple as a community pub," he said.
"We will have the barbecue going and every cent will go straight to the RFS."
A range of musicians and bands will be performing throughout the day, with a large number of them having put up their hands to play for free.
The packed lineup includes Ngariki, Lydia Seymour, Nicholas Connors, Conor McCamley, Johnston City, Gleny Rae and Magpie Diaries.
Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Lydia Seymour said it was an honour "to be playing for this important cause".
"Our entire east coast is alight, people are losing their homes and our firefighters are fighting tirelessly on the front line," she said.
"We as a community need to band together and do what we can to support our firies and families in desperate need.
"It's fundraisers like this, however big or small, can be so powerful in contributing to the cause and the hope that this will be over as soon as possible."
The pub will be running a few 'karma kegs' where you can pay whatever you think is fair and the funds will be donated.
"We are hoping for a couple hundred but we aren't putting a cap on it," Mr Hearn added.
"There's nothing more relevant at the moment. Some of our locals have been, both, directly and indirectly by these fires.
"So we want people to come chuck a couple bucks over the bar for a great cause."
The fundraiser will be held on Saturday with the fun kicking off at 12pm, and the entertainment begins at 2pm.
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