Vendor/Sponsor/Service Provider/Other Opportunities

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


General Inquires

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce
4054 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618


2018 Band Submission

Band submissions for Ribfest Chicago 2018 are closed. Submissions for our 2019 event will open in January 2019 and run through mid February 2019. We typically book indie and honky tonk.


For your convenience, photos and B-Roll video are available below. Click to download the video zip files or the link to photos on Flickr. Photos and video are the property of Ribfest Chicago and the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.

Ribfest Chicago B-Roll (HD 720) .mov (zip file)
Ribfest Chicago B-Roll (HD 1089) .mov (zip file)

Ribfest Chicago Photos-Print Hi Res – Download from Flickr
Ribfest Chicago Photos-Web Lo Res – Download from Flickr



Contact Information

Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 8, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 9, Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 10, 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.


Ribfest Chicago is celebrating 20 years of Ribs and Rock & Roll! You won’t want to miss this street party.

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.