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Calling All Meat Lovers: Windy City RibFest Returns to Uptown

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

windy city ribfestWindy City RibFest in Uptown will be back again this year to dazzle your taste buds with melt-in-your-mouth slabs of meat and saucy concoctions. Local and national ribbers such as BBQ King Smokehouse, Chicago BBQ Company, Porky Chicks BBQ, Rancho Mateo (Chicago), Robinson’s Ribs, and Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ will be offering an array of savory, spicy, and slow-cooked ribs any meat lover will enjoy.

The only thing better than eating ribs is eating ribs and listening to live music. Luckily, Windy City RibFest has you covered with a diverse lineup. Don’t leave the kids at home — there will be arts, crafts, and daytime activities for the kiddos to enjoy too. And keep a lookout for CircEsteem and Uptown Underground making their rounds within the fest as well!

Windy City RibFest – Event Details


Friday, June 30
Noon to 10pm

Saturday, July 1
Noon to 10pm

Sunday, July 2
Noon to 9pm


Lawrence Avenue & Broadway


Available for $10 a day in the Aragon Ballroom parking lot, which is located on Lawrence and Winthrop, a block east from the event’s entrance.

Music Lineup

Friday, June 30

The Aloha Center of Chicago at 3pm
Alvarez Kings at 5pm
Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press at 6:30pm
Berlin at 8:45pm

Saturday, July 1

Kreyol Roots at 12:15pm
To the 9’s at 2:30pm
The Remedy at 4:15pm
Get Up with the Get Downs at 5:45pm
Too White Crew at 8pm

Sunday, July 2

Bethany Thomas at 12:30pm
Lynne Jordan & the Shivers at 2:40pm
One Night Band at 4:30pm
JC Brooks at 6:30pm

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