Rib Fest serves heapin' helpin' of rock
Rib Fest is more than just a parade of face-stuffing food. The annual event now features national entertainment, which will have attendees snapping sticky fingers.
Rib Fest is more than just a parade of face-stuffing food. The annual event now features national entertainment, which will have attendees snapping sticky fingers. All shows begin at 8 nightly.
Tonight -- Johnny Holm and the Traveling Fun Show
The Midwest's favorite party emcee, Johnny Holm, lights a fire under the crowd tonight with lip-smacking covers and old standards like "Lightning Bar Blues."
Thursday -- Eddie Money
It may not add up, but a $5 pass gives you "Two Tickets to Paradise" when crooked-mouthed crooner Eddie Money gets the crowd "Shakin' " Thursday night.
Friday -- .38 Special
Rising from the ashes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special were the mouthpiece of Southern rock in the 1980s. Friday night, nuggets like "So Caught Up In You" and "Hold On Loosely" may seem like they were written with a rib-eating audience in mind. No doubt these "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" will have the crowd "Rockin' Into the Night."
Saturday -- Soul Asylum
Once billed as the best live band in the world, Minneapolis' Soul Asylum have picked "Sometime to Return" by closing out the Rib Fest concerts. Dave Pirner and the boys will bring their own slathering of "Black Gold" to the stage and leave the crowd hungry for "Clam Dip & Other Delights" just a "Little Too Clean."
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