A Party with a Purpose

Thank you for a great 2016 event. Check back periodically for information regarding our 2017 event.

Ticket Sales

Advance Admission Tickets available for purchase on-line and at all Sonny’s BBQ locations in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties starting September 1st!

Admission includes the Headline Entertainment! Children 10 and under are always FREE with a ticket holding adult.

See below for ticket information, prices and locations.

TYPES OF TICKETS AVAILABLE

  • General Admission
    (Saturday and Sunday only. No advance ticket sales for Friday)
  • Premium Ticket (Only available on-line for Saturday and Sunday only), includes a chair in a reserved section located directly behind the VIP section, and a Private Cash Bar servicing the VIP and Premium Sections only. Seating within this reserved section is first come, first served. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW IF YOU WANT SOME OF THE “BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE” and avoid the need to bring your own chair!
    Only a limited number of seats will be available in this section!
  • VIP Ticket (Only Available on-line for Saturday and Sunday only), includes comfortable table and chair seating directly in front of the stage, 1 Full BBQ meal ticket, Free assorted Refreshments including draft beer, a private Cash Bar servicing the VIP and Premium Sections only, and a portable restroom trailer for the VIP section ONLY. Seating is first come first served. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW…. Only a limited number of VIP Tickets will be sold!

THREE (3) WAYS TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

1. ON-LINE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE

Click here to purchase tickets online

Saturday Tickets:

  • $10 General Admission Tickets available for Saturday. Children 10 and under are FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • $25 Premium Tickets available for Saturday. Children are not permitted into this section free of charge. Each person admitted into the Premium Seating area must be a Premium Section ticket holder. Seats are first come, first served and there will only be a limited number of seats available in this section so act fast if you want some of the “Best Seats in the House” and avoid the need to bring your own chair!”
  • $75 VIP Tickets available for Saturday. Children are not permitted into this section free of charge. Each person admitted into the VIP area must be a VIP ticket holder. Section includes comfortable table and chair seating directly in front of the stage, 1 Full BBQ meal ticket, Free assorted refreshments including draft beer, a Private Cash Bar servicing the VIP and Premium Sections only, and a portable restroom trailer for the VIP section ONLY. Meal serving time will be 5pm – 8pm on Saturday. VIP Tables seat 8 and may be purchased for $600. Seating is first come first served. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW…. Only a limited number of VIP Tickets will be sold!

Sunday Tickets

  • $30 General Admission Tickets available for Sunday. Children 10 and under are FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • $45 Premium Tickets available for Sunday. Children are not permitted into this section free of charge. Each person admitted into the Premium Seating area must be a Premium Section ticket holder. Seats are first come, first served and there will only be a limited number of seats available in this section so act fast if you want some of the “Best Seats in the House” and avoid the need to bring your own chair!”
  • $100 VIP Tickets available for Sunday. Children are not permitted into this section free of charge. Each person admitted into the VIP area must be a VIP ticket holder. Section includes comfortable table and chair seating directly in front of the stage, 1 Full BBQ meal ticket, Free assorted refreshments including draft beer, a Private Cash Bar servicing the VIP and Premium Sections only, and a portable restroom trailer for the VIP section ONLY. Meal serving time will be 4pm – 6pm on Sunday. VIP Tables seat 8 and may be purchased for $800. Seating is first come first served. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW…. Only a limited number of VIP Tickets will be sold!
  • On-line Advanced Ticket Sales will end on Thursday, October 13th at 11:59PM.
  • Sales are final. No returns, refunds, or exchanges. No Re-entry.

Click here to purchase tickets online

2. GENERAL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SONNY’S BBQ LOCATIONS IN MANATEE, SARASOTA, AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES

  • $10 General Admission Tickets available for Saturday. Children 10 and under are FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • $30 General Admission Tickets available for Sunday. Children 10 and under are FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • Sales are final. No returns, refunds, or exchanges. No Re-entry.
  • Available while supplies last.

Sonny's BBQ
Click here for store locations

3. AT THE GATE DURING THE FESTIVAL

  • Friday, October 14th: Opening Night Special “Happy Hour” FREE admission between 5pm – 7pm. Tickets only $5 after 7pm. Children 10 and under FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • Saturday, October 15th: $15 General Admission. Children 10 and under FREE with a ticket holding adult.
  • Sunday, October 16th: $35 General Admission. Children 10 and under FREE with a ticket holding adult.

Volunteers

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!
Registration Form

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.

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.

News

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

Sponsorship
Opportunities

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!

Hotel Discounts

We have partnered with Courtyard Marriott at 100 Riverfront Dr. West. Bradenton, FL 34205. (941-747-3727). Use the word Ribfest to get a discounted rate.
First come first serve.

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Sponsored by

MCR Health Services