SMG-managed Pinnacle Bank Arena announced the 21st Annual Nebraska Pork Producers Capital City Ribfest is set for August 17 through 19 at Pinnacle Bank Arena's Festival Lot located just north of the arena.Nebraska Pork Producers Capital City Ribfest celebrates its 21st year as Lincoln's favorite and longest-running summer festival featuring award-winning barbecue from around the country and some of the best local and regional live music on the Ribfest Soundstage.Seven award-winning barbecue vendors will be serving smoked varieties of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken and more. The festival is unique to Lincoln in that barbecue is the focal point of the event - offering the public a chance to sample a variety of barbecue recipes from Southern, Australian, and Southwestern BBQ, all without leaving Lincoln!The Ribfest Soundstage will feature AM/FM on Thursday night, Emmett Bower Band on Friday night, and Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal Saturday night!
WHEN: Thurs. Aug. 17: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fri. Aug. 18: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Sat. Aug. 19: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
WHERE: Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot - located north of Pinnacle Bank Arena
ADMISSION AT GATE ONLY: $5 for Adults; FREE for Kids 11 & Under
**On Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18, admission is FREE from 11 AM - 2 PM with a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln as a suggested admission. Free sides will also be available those same two days from all barbecue vendors. No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed in the festival area. Also no skateboards or bicycles inside the festival area.**Come early on Friday, August 18, and show your Kendrick LaMar ticket for FREE admission into Capital City Ribfest. Good for Friday only.**Come early on Saturday, August 19, and show your Crawford vs. Indongo ticket for FREE admission into Capital City Ribfest. Good for Saturday only.
PARTICIPATING RIB VENDORS: Aussom Aussie - Sydney, Australia, BBQ King Smokehouse - Woodstock, IL New - Blazing Bronco BBQ Co. - Cleveland, OH, Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co. - Hinckley, OH, Howling Coyote Southwestern BBQ - Chicago, IL., Johnson's BB Q - Chesapeake, VA, Porky N' Beans - Port St. Lucie, FL For more details click here.