Rib Fest


Bay City’s Rib Fest is Back!!


Bay City Rib Fest – 109 N. Linn St., Bay City, MI 48706


Join 97-3 Joe FM, 98 KCQ and 104 and 92-3 The Bay for the return of Rib Fest!

After 10 years, Bay City’s beloved rib cook-off family festival returns to Veterans
Memorial Park in Bay City! The Labadie Rib Fest has 4 nights of headline concerts
starring 6 national bands along with some of Michigan’s best bands to open the shows.
Enjoy tasty ribs from MI to VA to TX, pig races, a family stage filled with activities, and
exciting entertainment for all ages throughout each day. Rib Fest exists to better Bay
City and is powered with the help of a number of Non-Profit Partners, Volunteers and

Sponsors from throughout the community.


Labadie Rib Fest Hours

Thursday July 28 th - 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday July 29 th - 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday July 30 th - 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday July 31 st - 11:00am – 8:00pm

*Celebrity Rib Cook off is Friday at Noon (Free admission from Noon – 1:00pm)

Featuring KCQ, JOE and Bay Personalities!
They will be cooking to raise money for our favorite Charities!


4 Nights of National Headline Concerts

Thursday -90’s Alternative Rock EVERCLEAR wsg FASTBALL
Thursday, July 28 – Concert Gates open at 5 pm
Friday 97 JOE FM NIGHT! Big Hair 80’s rockers WARRANT wsg WINGER
Friday, July 29 – Concert Gates open at 5 pm

Saturday -Rock Legends THE GUESS WHO wsg PEACEMAKER

Saturday, July 30 Concert Gates open at 5 pm
Sunday 98 KCQ DAY features Michigan Native

Sunday, July 31 Concert Gates open at 4pm

Tickets are available at BayCityRibFest.com!


4 Days / Nights of Bud Light Entertainment Tent

Brought to you by Fabiano Bros.

Bud Light Entertainment Tent opens each day at same time as festival gates

Featuring the area’s best local bands
Thursday 4:00pm – Road Dawgz
Friday –4:00pm Sensory Overload
Saturday - 2:00pm – Hipakritz
Sunday – 1:00pm – TBA


Labadie Auto Group
Fabiano Brothers

FP Horak
Academy Mortgage
Michigan Sugar
Outdoor Adventure
International RV World
And more tba

Non-Profit Partners
Bay County Literacy Council
Nate Doan Santa House
The Boys and Girls Club of Bay City
Area 9 Special Olympics
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bay Arenac ISD , CAN Council
Bay City Academy
Toni and Trish House
Disability Services Resource Center
Bay City Players, Recovery Pathways

Cub Scouts Pack 324
Bay County Habitat for Humanity
All Saints Athletic Club
Lions Club, Crime Stoppers
State Street Academy
And more tba


Come for AMAZING BBQ from around the USA!
That Guy’s BBQ, Bay City MI
Cowboys BBQ, Fort Worth TX
Smokin’ Bob-B-Que, Gladwin MI
Tender Bonez, Flint MI
Fat Matt’s BBQ, Bay City MI
Piggin N Grillin, Gladwin MI
Famous Dave’s, Saginaw MI
Smokin’ Charlie, Gladwin MI
Johnson’s BBQ, Chesapeake VA



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