Michigan Rib Fest: Ribs, ciders, and beers, oh my!


  • Photo/Dontae Rockymore

It's officially summer, which means it's time to fire up those grills and enjoy all the delights the season has to offer. 

  • photo via Facebook: Michigan Rib Fest
he Michigan Rib Fest will include fireworks, live music, monster truck rides, craft beer, car shows, ciders & spirits, a kids zone, and pig races. And of course, the festival will feature the delicious BBQ foods of chicken shack, Jackson's Five Star Catering, Stonewood Smokehouse, and Smoke Ring BBQ.

Come out to enjoy your favorite beers and cocktails such as Blue Moon, Miller Lite, Forty Creek Whiskey, and Angry Orchard. And if you love games, the festival is right up your alley with an adult size Jenga, Cornhole, and washer pitching (a game similar to horseshoes). Keep your kids entertained in the Kids Zone with bounce houses, monster trucks, and sidewalk chalk.

The festival's many events get a little extreme with hot laps (motor vehicle race) and a BMX show.

Tons of local acts are slated to hit the stage, check the schedule below to find out when your favorites are playing: 

Friday 5:00-6:00 Mark Reitenga
Friday 6:30-8 Dan Tillery
Friday 8:30-10 SpaceCat
Friday 10-10:20 Fireworks
Friday 10:20-11:30 SpaceCat

Saturday 12-1:30 Zander Michigan
Saturday 2:00-3:00 Bobby McManus
Saturday 3:30-5 Weekend Comeback
Saturday 5:30-7 Reefermen
Saturday 7:30-9 Tripp N Dixie
Saturday 9:30-11 Howling Diablos

Sunday 12:00-1:30 DJ Thornstryker
Sunday 1:30-3 Al Bettis
Sunday 3:30-5 Alise King
Sunday 5:30-7 Tosha Owens
Sunday 7:30-9 Ryan Dillaha
Sunday 9:30-11 Twistin' Tarantulas

Monday 12:30-2 Sweet Willie Tea
Monday 2:30-4 The Whiskey Charmers
Monday 4:30-6 Beggars
Monday 6:30-8 The Blueflowers

ALL WEEKEND DJ Thornstryker

The Michigan Rib Fest, hosted at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, goes from Friday July 1 through Monday July 4. Cost to attend the Rib Fest is $3 before 3pm and $5 after 3pm. Hours are Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-11pm, and Monday 1pm-8pm.

For more information on the festival visit michiganribfest.com

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