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THE HEART OF 'ROCK AND RIBS' IS IN CLEVELAND!

4:06 PM, Apr 25, 2011   |    comments
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CLEVELAND - The "rock and ribs" experience is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in downtown Cleveland.


Nearly two decades worth of platinum-selling artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy-Award winners and music legends have rocked the Rib Cook Off.


Celebrate the 20th Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, The Plain Dealer, WKYC-TV3 and MinuteMenJobs.com at the newly named Jacobs Pavilion and the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the West Bank of the Flats with a look back at some of the headlining bands and musicians that have graced the Bud Light Main Stage during its saucy tenure:


1992 - Donnie Iris, Patty Loveless, Eddie Money, Kenny Loggins, Jefferson Starship
1993 - Chuck Berry, Foreigner, Bo Diddley, The Turtles
1994 - Willie Nelson, The Grass Roots, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1995 - The Mamas & the Papas, First Light
1996 - Steppenwolf, Pat Daily, ekoostik hookah
1997 - Buddy Guy, The Turtles
1998 - Meredith Brooks, The Village People, Cherry Poppin' Daddies
1999 - Rick Springfield, The Goo Goo Dolls, Charlie Daniels Band
2000 - Weird Al Yankovic, KC & The Sunshine Band, Ringo Star, Todd Rundgren
2001 - O.A.R., The Monkees, Hall & Oates, Kenny Wayne Sheppard
2002 - Rat Dog, Kool & The Gang, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Blood, Sweat & Tears
2003 - Evanescence, Loverboy
2004- Saliva, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Hanson, Shinedown
2005 -The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Better Than Ezra, Blue Oyster Cult, Ruben Studdard
2006 - Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
2007 - Rusted Root, Elliot Yamin, The Temptations, Pat Benatar
2008 - Seether, Dennis DeYoung, Johnny Lang
2009 - Third Eye Blind, Keane, Bret Michaels
2010 - moe., L.A. Guns, Dokken, Trixter, Danger Danger


GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION

Friday, May 27        11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

Saturday, May 28      Noon to 11 p.m.  

Sunday, May 29        Noon to 11 p.m.  

Monday, May 30        Noon to 8 p.m.    


The 20th Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival has moved to the newly named Jacobs Pavilion and the adjacent Nautica Entertainment Complex on the West Bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland. For more details, new venue information or driving directions, visit the festival's new and official website www.wkyc.com/rib or call the Jacobs Pavilion Box Office at 216.622.6557. 


General admission is FREE UNTIL 3PM EVERYDAY compliments of Ohio Natural Gas, the official gas provider for Live Nation and House of Blues Cleveland. Adult general admission is ONLY $5 with coupon from Marc's or with online coupon from WKYC.com.  Kids 12 and under are FREE everyday, all hours.  Entertainment continues to be FREE with paid general admission. 


20th Anniversary Rock & Ribs Dining Deal and Music Package!  Rib lovers can purchase this special offer while supplies last and receive $50 worth of food & beverage tickets and 2 FREE general admission tickets to the Rib Cook Off, which includes headline entertainment, for ONLY $28! That's a $66 value for only $28, plus applicable service fees. This limited time offer is available exclusively online beginning April 29 at www.wkyc.com/rib.


Advance general admission tickets and a limited number of Front-of-Stage General Admission "BBQ PIT" tickets for Seether and prime reserved seats for Collective Soul and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, which include admission to the Rib Cook Off, are on sale now at www.livenation.com and all Ticketmaster locations. There are no discounts on advance general admission tickets or prime reserved seat tickets.


This Memorial Day weekend, play downtown and stay downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown - the official hotel of Jacobs Pavilion and the Marc's Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival.  Contact the reservations desk at 216.658.6400 for details!


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


The 20th anniversary of the Marc's Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival is produced by Live Nation and co-presented by Time Warner Cable, The Plain Dealer, WKYC-TV3 and MinuteMenJobs.com.


Associate sponsors include Anheuser-Busch Inc., Akron-Canton Airport, Bluegreen Vacations, Bud Light, Clear Choice Custom LASIK Center, Constellation Wines, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, House of LaRose, Kraft, Ohio Department of Tourism, Ohio Natural Gas, Nabisco, Renewal by Andersen, Scene Magazine, Snyder of Berlin Salty Snacks, Travelwise Vacations, Windows on the River, 96.5 KISS FM, 102.1 WDOK, 99.5 WGAR, WKNR 850, Majic 105.7, 100.7 WMMS, 106.5 The Lake, 98.5 WNCX, Q104, V107.3, WTAM 1100, Radio 92.3, 93.1 WZAK. 


Our 2011 charitable partner is Easter Seals.


GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION

Friday, May 27        11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

Saturday, May 28      Noon to 11 p.m.  

Sunday, May 29        Noon to 11 p.m.  

Monday, May 30        Noon to 8 p.m.    

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


The 20th anniversary of the Marc's Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival is produced by Live Nation and co-presented by Time Warner Cable, The Plain Dealer, WKYC-TV3 and MinuteMenJobs.com.


Associate sponsors include Anheuser-Busch Inc., Akron-Canton Airport, Bluegreen Vacations, Bud Light, Clear Choice Custom LASIK Center, Constellation Wines, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, House of LaRose, Kraft, Ohio Department of Tourism, Ohio Natural Gas, Nabisco, Renewal by Andersen, Scene Magazine, Snyder of Berlin Salty Snacks, Travelwise Vacations, Windows on the River, 96.5 KISS FM, 102.1 WDOK, 99.5 WGAR, WKNR 850, Majic 105.7, 100.7 WMMS, 106.5 The Lake, 98.5 WNCX, Q104, V107.3, WTAM 1100, Radio 92.3, 93.1 WZAK. 


Our 2011 charitable partner is Easter Seals.

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