Ribfest ChicagoBand Submissions/Sponsorship Forms

2018 Band Submissions

Ribfest Chicago is now accepting band submission for 2018. We typically books honky tonk, alt country, Americana, rock and Indie style music, and we only book original artists.

If you would like to submit your band for consideration in 2018, electronic links should be emailed to info@bigbuzzideagroup.com and all mailed packages should be sent to Big Buzz at the address below for receipt before February 15, 2018.

Big Buzz Idea Group
Attn: Ribfest Chicago
4055 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60646

All submissions will be forwarded to our entertainment committee for review. If they are interested, we will follow up with you regarding your band.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Ribfest Chicago is Celebrating 20 Years of Ribs and Rock & Roll!

This is one street party you won’t want to miss. With 50,000 fans, 27 tons of port and 25 hours of some of the hottest, original music to hit the streets, Ribfest Chicago is the place for your brand to seen, tasted, sampled and celebrated.
Sponsorship forms are now available!

Please download and submit to Big Buzz Idea Group, Attn: Ribfest Chicago, 4055 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 105, Chicago IL 60646. For more information, email info@bigbuzzideagroup.com.

NOTE: The Sponsorship Registration is formatted so that you can type directly in the PDF form using newer versions of Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. To do so, download and save the file to your hard drive, then open it in Acrobat Reader or the full Acrobat program. All the fields that need to be completed will be highlighted. Just click to start typing. When you have completed the form, please save with a NEW file name that includes your company/business name. You can return the forms via email to info@bigbuzzideagroup.com.

2018-Ribfest Chicago Sponsorship Kit

Contact Information

Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 14, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 16, Noon-10 PM
  • $10 ($20 per family) Suggested Donation at the Gate

Your gate donation and proceeds from the event benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. Ribfest Chicago has contributed over $350,000 to more than fifteen Northcenter schools and nonprofits in an effort to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, support youth sports, and help people living with special needs, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.


Don’t this annual street party celebrating Ribs and Rock & Roll. Kick off summer at Ribfest Chicago!

Voted Chicago’s Best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago is also nationally recognized for its music. Fest goers can enjoy 25 hours of original music, from honky tonk to indie and rock, performed by premier touring bands from across the US and abroad.

It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago remains one of the city’s best summer attractions.