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Naperville Ribfest 2014
Posted by: Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest | When: – | Where: Naperville, Illinois, USA
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Now celebrating its 27th year, the Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest is a fund raising event that is held each July 4th weekend in partnership with the city of Naperville, IL. All net proceeds are donated to a variety of organizations that aid in the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence.
Ribfest attracts 250,000 attendees throughout the 4 day event. 4-6 bands play each day on 2 stages and they will book at least 2 Sonicbids bands. Genres accepted include: rock, blues, bluegrass, country, alternative country/rock, jazz, and jam bands.
Artist compensation is negotiable. Some artists donate their performance, and Ribfest lets them keep 100% of merch sales.
Prominent past performers include REO Speedwagon, Heart, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepard, David Lee Roth, Los Lonely Boys, Doobie Bros, Hootie and the Blowfish, Blue Oyster Cult, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels Band, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, North Mississippi Allstars, Grand Funk Railroad, Jefferson Starship, Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Tom Constanen (Grateful Dead), STYX, Montgomery Gentry, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Walsh, ZZ Top, The Steve Miller Band, moe. and Leftover Salmon.
Ribfest has been voted the Best Fest in the Midwest by Festival magazine for the past 16 years in a row. Ribfest recruits 18 of the country's best rib vendors from all over the country. Come on out for some of the best BBQ you will ever taste!
The Exchange Club of Naperville is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity and a 501(c)6 membership organization.