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Ribfest Chicago 2017

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19th Annual Ribfest Chicago

Chicago’s Largest Cookout is Still Smoke-King!

65,000 Fans/50,000 Pounds of BBQ/25 Hours of Food, Fun & Music

Chicago’s favorite food and music fest lights it up with the coolest bands and hottest barbecue to celebrate its nineteenth summer this year.

Nothing beats an original -- Chicago’s first rib festival started in 1999 from humble beginnings in a north side parking lot and eventually grew from 5,000 attendees to 70,000 fans in 2014 – the year it was televised to 100 million households and 150 countries on the Food Network’s “Eating America with Anthony Anderson.”

Despite its impressive growth and acclaim, the festival has managed to maintain its neighborhood feel and appeal to a variety of audiences. The BBQ and culinary component has grown from five local restaurants to thirty rib and non-rib vendors, while the quality of entertainment has made Ribfest an internationally-recognized music festival that hosts premier touring bands. More highlights include the celebrity-judged “Best Ribs” rivalry, “RibMania VIII,” the Midwest’s only professional rib-eating competition, and more!

Music, BBQ and summer fun doesn’t get any better than Ribfest Chicago.

For more information or to purchase an exclusive Ribfest Chicago VIP pass, visit www.Ribfest-Chicago.com. Like us on Facebook @RibfestChicago or follow us on Twitter @RibfestChicago

WHAT: It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago is repeatedly crowned Chicago’s “Best Food Fest.” The Northcenter neighborhood festival remains one of the city’s top summer attractions, and will take place:

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5 pm to 10 pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Noon to 10 pm

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Noon to 10 pm

As a nationally-recognized music festival featuring top local and touring acts, twenty bands make up a tasty blend of indie, pop, rock, indie roots and alt country for one of the hottest ORIGINAL lineups in the city.

The 7th Annual RibMania will feature professional eaters at the Midwest’s only rib-eating contest on Friday night, and families can spend the weekend in Kids Square enjoying entertainment, inflatables, games and more.

Ribfest Chicago has contributed more than $300,000 to Northcenter schools and nonprofits to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, assist special needs and fight hunger, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.


$10 Donation (per person/$20 per family) is requested to benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.

WHERE: Northcenter neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road (4000N-2000W) and Berteau Avenue (4185N-2100W). CTA Bus 50, 80 stop at Damen/Irving Park Rd. El: Brown Line to Irving Park.

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5 pm to 10 pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Noon to 10 pm

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Noon to 10 pm

Kids Square open Saturday – Noon to 8 pm, & Sunday – Noon to 7 pm

WHY: Proceeds benefit Northcenter Chamber initiatives, annual community programming, greening and beautification efforts, the Volunteer Grant Program and charitable funding approved by the Chamber Philanthropy Committee.

For more information, visit www.Ribfest-Chicago.com or call the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce at 773.525.3609.

WHO: Founded in 1946, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce is a community and business development organization on Chicago’s North Side. By promoting and supporting commercial, professional, financial and nonprofit enterprises, its members are dedicated to making Northcenter a great place to live, shop and grow. The Northcenter Chamber’s highly anticipated and attended community events, such as Ribfest Chicago, make it one of Chicago’s premier neighborhood organizations. For more information about the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, visit www.northcenterchamber.com.

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