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Ribfest music lineup announced

RibFest made it official today, confirming the musical lineup for the five-day festival, June 9-13.

The first two nights of the festival will feature a pair of country favorites, with Phil Vassar kicking off the festivities on June 9, and local band 32 Below as the featured performers on June 10.

The festival will switch to a rock format for its final two nights, with the Gin Blossoms on June 11 and Dokken paired with Slaughter for a hard-rockin' night on June 12.

Acts for the afternoon of June 13 will be announced later.

Featured food vendors this year are Porky N' Beans, Aussom Aussie's BBQ, Cowboy's Barbeque & Rib Company, Johnson's BBQ, Rasta Joes BBQ, Desperado's BBQ and Willingham's BBQ World Champion Foods.

Admission prices will be the same as last year, with $5 entrance and $3 for parking. Coupons for discounted admission will be available.

The Lip-Smackin' Lunch Special allows free admission and parking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9-11. The Riblet Fest for children offers free admission from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12.

For more information, go to or call (701) 241-9100.