Ribfest 2009

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The Naperville Exchange Club's “Ribfest” is now in its 21st yr. Ribfest is a fund raising event that, in partnership with the city of Naperville, IL, is held each July 4th weekend. 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. Genres accepted include: rock, blues, bluegrass, country, alternative country/rock, jazz, and jambands.

Artist compensation is negotiable. Some artists donate their performance, and Ribfest let’s them keep 100% of merch sales.

Prominent past performers include REO Speedwagon, Heart, Ted Nugent, 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, and Marshall Tucker Band.

Ribfest has been voted the Best Fest in the Midwest by Festival magazine for the past 14 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!

Sponsors include: Miller Lite, Coca Cola, First National Bank of Naperville, Clear Channel Radio, Best Buy and many others. Visit the website for more.