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Ribfest Chicago

View Map4000 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Tel: (847) 677-8273
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Editorial Review of Ribfest Chicago

Date: June 11-13, 2010

Cost: $5 donation

Organizer: Northcenter Chamber of Commerce

What to expect: Live music on two stages, two beer gardens, special kids activities, and of course, smokin' barbecue.

Why to go: The Midwest's first IFOCE-sanctioned rib eating competition (June 11 at 6 p.m.). Also, the music: Califone, The Whigs, Langhorne Slim, Bottle Rockets and more.

Additional info: The festival will feature a crowd-voted award presentation for Northcenter's Best Ribs. Kids Square, which offers rides, live entertainment and hands-on activities, will run from noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

The full music lineup:

Friday, June 11
6:30 p.m.: Mucca Pazza
7:45 p.m.: Robbie Fulks
9 p.m.: The Ike Reilly Assassination

Saturday, June 12
12:15 p.m.: Furious Frank
1:30 p.m.: Deep Cricket Night
2:45 p.m.: Unicycle Loves You
4 p.m.: John Henry & The Engine
5:15 p.m.: Generationals
6:30 p.m.: Those Darlins
7:45 p.m.: Califone
9 p.m.: Bottle Rockets

Sunday, June 13
12:15 p.m.: Ceiling Stars
1:30 p.m.: Tell Your Friends
2:45 p.m.: The Shams Band
4 p.m.: Holding Mercury
5:15 p.m.: These United States
6:30 p.m.: The Dig
7:45 p.m.: Langhorne Slim
9 p.m.: The Whigs

Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein

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5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

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