23rd Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival: May 23-26

May 19, 2014, 11:00 ET from Live Nation

CLEVELAND, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 23rd Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival has something for everyone! From mouthwatering barbecue to soul-inspiring music, the Memorial Day weekend festival is the perfect way to mark the start of grilling season and the unofficial start of summer in Northeast Ohio. All entertainment continues to be included in the price of admission and new this year, all food vendors will be accepting cash and credit cards, a ticket system will no longer be used. Admission is $1 all day on Friday and will be FREE until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The annual barbecue extravaganza is produced by Live Nation and co-presented by Fox 8 and Bud Light.


Friday, May 23

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 25

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Jacobs Pavilion and the Nautica Entertainment Complex - West Bank of the Flats 

Cleveland, OH.


Adult general admission ONLY $6 with a coupon from Marc's Northeast Ohio locations or an online coupon available at www.fox8.com/rib. Kids 12 and under are free every day, all hours. Entertainment continues to be FREE with a paid general admission ticket. Regular adult general admission is $8.00 and will only be sold at the Cook-Off.


The Spazmatics and Disco Inferno – Friday, May 23 – 6:30 p.m.


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Saturday, May 24 – 9:15 p.m.

Taking Back Sunday – Sunday, May 25 – 9:15 p.m.

Blackberry Smoke highlights ALL DAY country music, Monday, May 26 – 6:15 p.m.

Steve Broderick & The 100 Watt Suns appearing throughout the weekend


The cook-off will feature three stages including headliners on the Bud Light Main Stage, "Ones to Watch" Live Nation Stage, and the Roots of American Music Acoustic Dining Tent. 


Rookie barbecue chefs participate in the Marc's Amateur Grilling Competition Saturday, May 24! Then the best grill masters on the professional grilling circuit compete for the 2014 "Chuck Collier Greatest Ribs in America," "Butch Lupinetti Greatest Sauce in America" and the "MetroPCS People's Choice" awards with winners crowned Monday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m.

MORE INFO:         

Visit the festival's website at www.fox8.com/rib or call the Jacobs Pavilion Box Office during event hours at 216-622-6557.


SOURCE Live Nation