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)

Bands interested in playing at Ribfest Chicago

Thank you for your interest in Ribfest Chicago!

Ribfest 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 2019, electronic links should be emailed to and all mailed packages should be sent to Big Buzz Idea Group at the address below for receipt before 2/15/19. If an electronic link was included in your original email, you do not need to resend one.

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

Thank you,

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

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.