A Party with a Purpose

You spoke and we’re listening. We are changing the format of the event and negotiating with venues to bring you a new and improved Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. Therefore, we have decided not to host an event this year in order to plan appropriately and solicit additional sponsorships. We will have an even better festival in Spring 2019.

Sunday October 16th - 2016

2:00 PM - Reginald Wranger

Reginald Wrangler

Reginald Wrangler, Bradenton, FL native, best known for ushering a new poignant sound that meets at the intersection of country avenue and blues lane with just a slash “hick hop” an up-tempo bass driven style of country music. Reginald Wrangler has written well over 500 original songs. If you take a few minutes to listen to just a few tracks from Wrangler, you will become an instant fan. His songs are so heart felt, you may think you’ve missed out on a classic that everyone else already knows. However, this West Florida native only started singing country a few years ago. With nothing more than some hard times and soul searching Wrangler admits, country music kind of found him. He weaves a familiarity into his songs that is more often found in the timeless hits of well-known country artists.

There is so much momentum behind Reginald’s “Red, White, and Blue” song which personifies the sacrifice that American soldiers make for us, every day in honor and reverence to the red, white, and blue American flag, that it is set to be the next viral hit. Although Reginald is new to the social media scene his pocket of fans is building which include the very selective Radio syndicated host DJ Bubba the Love Sponge from WBRN 98.7.

In this clip Bubba the Love Sponge insists that Reginald be on his show which reaches 244 million listeners per week:

The song is so powerful that it sort of paralyzes you into a patriotic stance that stays with you long after the melody has finished. Sure, we’ve heard a few new edge country artists attempt to combine both worlds but they didn’t resonate in truth like Reginald who stands alone in his uniqueness—that in part comes from his life reinvention since serving time behind bars. Reginald is one campaign away from being the next great viral song and this is an opportunity to get ahead of the eventual stardom of Reginald Wrangler.

This song has the impact to inspire a nation and stay in our hearts and tongues forever. As these worlds collide of freedom, food, charity, music, and art we can’t help but wonder if any of the politicians had Reginald Wrangler on their team would there be any reason for the debate or would Reginald powerful song echoing across the stage give them the landslide they need? Characterizing in song what words cannot express—American in unity and solidarity as one nation under God united with our American flag moving toward a brighter future together. Forget Hillary v. Trump, America’s vote will soon be for Reginald Wrangler to rally our nation behind “….that Red, White, and Blue Flag.”

There is no denying that Wrangler is truly speaking from passion when it comes to his music. Reginald Wrangler is the type of guy you meet and feel like you’ve known him all your life. His lyrics are comfortable; his story, genuine; his spirit, humble and his talent, undeniable.

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Please consider volunteering your time at the 10th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. 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!
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“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.

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.


Read what The Sarasota Post had to say about last year's event.


Don’t miss your opportunity to place your products and services in front of the THOUSANDS that will attend Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribs Music Fest. Sponsorship levels range from $500 up to $20,000 and we can even customize a sponsorship package that is perfect for your company!

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