Live performance lineup introduced for brand new Labadie Rib Fest in Bay Metropolis

BAY CITY, MI – Barbecue and music lovers rejoice. Bay Metropolis’s beloved rib cook-off returns after a decade with a variety of slow-cooked barbecue and out of doors concert events.

The Labadie Pig Gig was a summer season staple in Bay Metropolis that ran from 1992 to 2012. Now, 10 years later, the occasion has resurrected in a brand new incarnation referred to as the “Labadie Rib Fest.” The brand new barbecue-centric occasion shall be held July 28-31 on the Veterans Memorial Park on the west facet of Bay Metropolis. Except for tasty ribs and spicy pulled pork, the Labadie Rib Fest will even function 4 nights of concert events that includes Nationwide and Michigan bands.

On Thursday, July 28, 90’s various rock band Everclear will carry out with particular visitor Fastball. Returning to the glam rock period of the 80s, Warrant will headline on Friday with visitor Winger. Rock legends The Guess Who and Peacemaker will carry out on Saturday.

Sunday will shift gears from rock to nation, with Michigan-born Uncle Kracker headlined Sunday. Uncle Kracker is joined by Household Custom.

The live performance gates open at 5pm day-after-day besides Sundays. On Sunday at 4 p.m., the gates will open for the efficiency of Uncle Kracker.

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Native bands carry out within the Bud Gentle Leisure Tent through the rib competition, which opens similtaneously the competition gates day-after-day. Highway Dawgz performs on Thursday, Sensory Overload comes on Friday, Hipakritz performs on Saturday and the Todd Michael Band is scheduled for Sunday

As with all issues barbecue, smoked and grilled delights are served by a number of distributors, together with That Man’s BBQ and Fatt Matt’s BBQ of Bay Metropolis. Different Michigan suppliers embrace Smokin’ Bob-B-Que of Gladwin, Tender Bonez of Flint, Piggin N Grilling of Gladwin, Well-known Dave’s of Saginaw, Smokin’ Charlie of Gladwin. Two third-party distributors will even presently take part: Cowboys BBQ of Fort Value, Texas and Johnson’s BBQ of Chesapeake Virginia.


A media superstar rib cook-off can be held on Fridays at midday. Native information, radio, TV and media personalities will prepare dinner to boost cash for chosen charities.

Different leisure on the occasion is the return of pig races, which was a serious attraction on the outdated Pig Gig occasion. A household stage stuffed with family-friendly leisure and actions reminiscent of music acts, dance teams, magic exhibits, video games and competitions.

Space Distributors Will Additionally Set Up for the New “Little Piggy Market Place”

The occasion gates will open and shut for the Labadie Rib Fest as a complete on the following instances:

  • Thursday, July 28: 4 – 11 p.m.
  • Friday 29 July: 12.00 – 23.00
  • Saturday, July 30: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday 21 July – 11.00 – 20.00

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