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Windy City RibFest 2018 in Chicago

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June 29-July 1, 2018

4700 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

Friday & Saturday: 12-10pm; Sunday: 12-9pm

Admission: $5 suggested donation benefits Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown

Saucy fun is what this 10th annual fest is all about! Features tasty slabs from top Chicago and national ribbers, an eclectic music lineup, arts/crafts and a kids’ activity area.

Attend the 2017 Windy City Ribfest in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood over the Fourth of July Weekend. with a Rib Village, live music and an International Rib Championship.

WHEN: Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 01
Time: Friday & Saturday – Noon to 10pm; Sunday – Noon to 9pm
Location: Lawrence & Broadway
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Address: 4800 N. Broadway St.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown


Top local and national ribbers will again mix saucy slab offerings that are complemented with an eclectic music lineup at this annual festival. This tasty happening takes place just days before the Fourth of July. It has grown in popularity (and crowds) each year and is now a must-visit Chicago summer fest! RibFest also features arts, crafts and a daytime kids’ activity area.

Finger lickin’ slabs from some of the best local and national ribbers will be in the spotlight with a rockin’ 3-day music stage lineup featuring some of the hottest local and national rock/pop and classic indie acts as well as local tribute bands!

This “saucy” happening also features arts & crafts, a daytime play area for kids, plus beer and wine.

The neighborhood includes nationally-acclaimed music venues including The Green Mill, Aragon Ballroom and Riviera nightclub. This location helps to attract huge crowds.

The eclectic mix of past music stage performers include Lucky Boys Confusion, Cracker, Rusted Root, Cowboy Mouth, Here Come the Mummies and Liquid Soul.

Main Stage Entertainment


3:00 PM – The Aloha Center of Chicago
5:00 PM – Alvarez Kings
6:30 PM – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
8:45 PM – Berlin
12:15 PM – Kreyol Roots
2:30 PM – To the 9’s
4:15 PM – The Remedy
5:45 PM – Get Up with the Get Downs
8:00 PM – Too White Crew

12:30 PM – Bethany Thomas
2:40 PM – Lynne Jordan & the Shivers
4:30 PM – One Night Band
7:00 PM – JC Brooks

Lawrence & Broadway
4800 N. Broadway St. – Chicago
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Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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