Downtown Indy will rock this Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, when the 16th annual Rib America Festival presented by Indiana Pork Farmers returns. The 2011 lineup is loaded with the biggest names to date at Indy’s biggest and best BBQ and music event. The Budweiser music stage will rock with REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Brothers, Blind Melon, Everclear, KC and the Sunshine Band, Jonny Lang, the Romantics, Truth & Salvage Co. and many more. The Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour will also be featured at the event on Sunday, September 4 only. The Rib America Festival presented by Indiana Pork Farmers is open at 11:00 a.m. daily and is held at the beautiful, tree filled Military Park in White River State Park at the crossing of New York and West Streets.
Rib America Festival presented by Indiana Pork Farmers also proudly unveiled its newly revamped website recently and can be viewed at www.RibAmerica.com. The new site represents the elements that patrons have come to love and expect from the sixteen-year event including the natural park shade and trees, plush city setting, convenience to area hotels and the amazing layout that make the event a true Indiana original. Also available for download is the Hard Rock Café iRib app.
“The consistent statewide support for the annual Rib America Festival is something that White River State Park takes great pride in. The quality entertainment combined with the best Bar-B-Q in the beautiful setting of Military Park in White River State Park make for a truly unique experience that Indianapolis has fully embraced,” said Bob Whitt, Executive Director of White River State Park.
The Rib America Festival presented by Indiana Pork Farmers is a fun filled event featuring award winning barbeque, music, and more! 2011 sponsors for the event include the Indiana Pork Farmers, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, IUPUI, Bright House Networks, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis, Hard Rock Café, Sobieski Vodka, Sutter Home Family Vineyards, Lunazul Tequila, Evan Williams Whiskey, DonQ Rum, Hpnotiq Liqueur and Mr. & Mrs. T’s Mixers. Eleven of the best award winning BBQ teams from across the country will be serving up their finest all weekend long!!!
Ticket Information: FREE ADMISSION before 5:00 p.m. on Friday & before 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission charge is ONLY $7.00 (which includes the concerts) after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Children 12 & under are free.
Reserved VIP Ticket Information: *There are a limited number of Bright House Networks reserved seat tickets (located in front of the stage) for each day. Reserved tickets include a seat, access to private restrooms and access to a private bar. No lines! Reserved tickets purchased before September 2 include admission, after September 2 do not. Reserved tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.
‘Rib America Club’ Ticket Information: **There are also a limited number of general admission access tickets for the new Rib America Club for Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the event available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. This area is located in close proximity to the stage and features access to restrooms and a club area only bar. Tickets for this area are limited and are $35.00 per day (ticket includes gate admission).
Friday, September 2nd
- Reo Speedwagon
- Rev. Peyton’S Big Damn Band
- Corey Cox
Saturday, September 3rd
- The Doobie Brothers
- Blind Melon
- Truth & Salvage Co.
- The Why Store
- Healing Sixes
- Can You Rock?
Sunday, September 4th
- KC & The Sunshine Band
- The Romantics
- Beatlemania Live
- Jennie Devoe
- Wt Feaster
Monday, September 5th
- Jonny Lang
- The Last Good Year
- Borrow Tomorrow
*All Artists are Subject to Change without Notice.
Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets
Would you like to go to Rib America for FREE courtesy of Live Nation? If you would, we have a pair of tickets to give away.
To enter please e-mail us with your full name & valid email address by 9:59pm EDT on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. and one (1) lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a pair of tickets to Rib America.
Your information is confidential and will only be used for contacting the winner and for prize fulfillment purposes.
- One entry per person
- Open to Indiana residents
- Email us with your full name & valid email address by 9:59pm EDT on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
- You MUST be able to pick up the tickets in downtown Indianapolis between 10am & 4pm by Friday, September 2, 2011.
The winner will be notified on Thursday, September 1, 2011.