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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

23rd Annual Ribfest Chicago

Come enjoy the sweet smells of BBQ filling the streets of Lincoln, Damen and Irving Park Rd. in the Northcenter Neighborhood. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 18-20, celebrating its 23rd year, Ribfest Chicago provides a memorable weekend of lively music, on two stages, family fun, satisfied appetites and unforgettable barbecue. The fest takes place on Friday, August 18 from 5 to 10p.m. and Saturday, Sunday Aug 19-20 from Noon to 10 p.m. at 4000 N. Lincoln Ave (located at Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen roads).

Attendees will experience top BBQ vendors who offer racks of their signature ribs and sides, while competing for two Best of Ribfest Chicago titles: the People’s Choice award chosen by the crowd; and the top award chosen by a panel of celebrity judges. Taste ribs from Armadillo’s BBQ, Aussom Aussie BBQ, Austin’s Texas Lightning, Blazin Bronco BBQ, Big Joe’s Backyard BBQ, Chicago BBQ Company, Johnsons BBQ, Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons, Ogre Eats BBQ and Robinson’s No.1 Ribs. Also, enjoy a variety of cuisines including Carnitas Roldan, Slice Factory, Tandoor Char House and more!

Families can enjoy the spacious kids’ area with inflatables and games. For those wanting the ultimate experience, VIP Passes are available for purchase. VIP ticket holders get access to the VIP Lounge Tent with private seating, restroom, charging stations, swag bag, drink tickets and more!

Ribfest Chicago continues to be Chicago’s most anticipated street festival, welcoming BBQ fans from all over to celebrate the summer at this three-day event!

Friday, August 18 Band Lineup includes:

Main Stage @ Irving Park Rd.
4:30pm – Four Star Brass Band
6:00pm – Too Much Molly
8:00pm – Trippin’ Billies

Second Stage Entertainment @ Berteau
5:30pm – Black Oil Brothers
7:00pm – Starlight City
8:45pm – One of These Nights

Saturday, August 19 Band Lineup includes:

Main Stage @ Irving Park Rd.
1:00pm – Furious Frank
2:30pm – Big Shoulders Brass Band
4:30pm – Jeff Givens Band
6:30pm – Nikki O’Neil Band
8:30pm – Dancing Queen: An Abba Salute

Second Stage Entertainment @ Berteau
1:30pm – Greasy Gravy
3:00pm – Abby Lyons Band
4:30pm – Petty Union
6:00pm – The Chain
8:00pm – Run Forrest Run

Sunday, August 20 Band Lineup includes:

Main Stage @ Irving Park Rd.
1:00pm – Lamajamal
2:30pm – The Band Calderisi
4:00pm – Mike Wheeler Band
6:00pm – Philip Michael Scales
8:30pm – Michael McDermott and the Arsonists

Second Stage Entertainment @ Berteau
1:30pm – Viceroy
3:30pm – Into the Heart
5:30pm – Just Pretending (Pretender’s Tribute)
7:30pm – The Gingers

Ribfest Chicago is hosted by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, a business and community development organization committed to making Northcenter a better place for businesses and residents. A $10 suggested donation benefits the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.

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