Fact Sheet & General Information: 22nd Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

May 20, 2013, 11:23 ET from Live Nation

CLEVELAND, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been marking the start of grilling season and the unofficial start of summer in Northeast Ohio for 22 years, each year coming back bigger and better! From mouthwatering barbecue to soul-inspiring music, the 22nd Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival Memorial Day weekend has something for everyone. You won't want to miss sizzling entertainment, the new Riverside Terrace and Dining Area offering scenic views of Lake Erie, kids' activities or the dozens of regional bands and national headliners performing on two stages throughout the weekend. All entertainment continues to be included in the price of admission. The annual barbecue extravaganza is produced by Live Nation and co-presented by Fox 8, Bud Light and Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.


Friday, May 24

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26 

12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Monday, May 27 (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 $5 with either a coupon from Marc's 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 general admission ticket.


Mega 80's The Ultimate 80's Retro Party – Friday, May 24 – 9:00 p.m.

Rick Springfield – Saturday, May 25 – 9:00 p.m.

Buddy Guy – Sunday, May 26 – 9:00 p.m.

Bret Michaels – Monday, May 27 – 6:00 p.m.

*All showtimes subject to change.


 The region's hottest bands and emerging stars perform all weekend on the House of Blues Showcase Stage located on the new Riverside Terrace.


The sauce slinging heats up Saturday, May 25, when five rookie barbecue chefs participate in the Marc's Amateur Grilling Competition! Then 10 of the best grill masters on the professional grilling circuit compete for the 2013 "Chuck Collier Greatest Ribs in America," "Butch Lupinetti Greatest Sauce in America" and the "People's Choice" awards with winners crowned Monday, May 27 at 4:00 p.m.


Visit the festival's website at www.fox8.com/rib, call the Jacobs Pavilion Box Office during event hours at 216-622-6557, or download the FREE Live Nation mobile app by texting "LNAPP" to 404040.


SOURCE Live Nation