A party with a purpose

Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest, a party with a purpose.

Don't miss the event of the year!
April 11th - 13th, 2014
at the Manatee County Fairgrounds

Performing at this year's Rhythm & Rib fest:

Friday: Country Music Star Tracy Lawrence and One Night Rodeo
Saturday: Grammy Nominated R&B Stars Lyfe Jennings and Musiq Soulchild,
Smooth Jazz Artist BK Jackson and more...
Sunday: Doug E Fresh and T-Pain

Lyfe Jennings, Tracy Lawrence, Musiq Soulchild, BK Jackson, NuJazz, One Night Rodeo

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Festival Hours:

Friday, April 11: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 12: Noon – 10pm
Sunday, April 13: Noon – 7pm

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Volunteers

Please consider volunteering your time at the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest. You will not only have fun volunteering at the event, but are able to stay before and after your shifts to enjoy the music and food. It will truly be a great weekend!

Ribmasters

“Greatest Ribs in America”, “Golden Ribs Award”, “Best Sauce in the Nation” and numerous “People’s Choice Awards” are just a few of the Titles and Awards, the attending Rib Masters share amongst them. Last year’s winners of the “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” Awards will attend again and are ready to defend their titles.

Tickets

Tickets are available online and at participating Circle K Stores
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Kids Fest

Families will find plenty to do and will enjoy Games, Rides, Prizes, Thrill Shows, and Live Entertainment in our Interactive Kid’s Fun Zone.

Sponsorship
Opportunities

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities are still available. Last years event attracted over 25,000 attendees. This year’s event is even bigger and better and is expected to draw 30,000 visitors from Manatee and the surrounding counties to the Manatee Fairgrounds.