2018 Band Lineup

Festival Hours:
Friday, 5-10 PM; Saturday, Noon-10 PM; Sunday, Noon-10 PM
Lincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Berteau (4000 N to 4165 N)

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.

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, assist special needs and fight hunger, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.