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Twin City Ribfest - June 10-12, 2016

The 12th annual Twin City Ribfest fires up in downtown Winston-Salem June 10 - 12, 2016. The popular summer barbecue fest was recently featured in USA Today's roundup of barbecue festivals across America (click to see the article). RibFest is especially loved for placing the spotlight on North Carolina-based food and beverage products, including locally headquarted Texas Pete hot sauce and Foothills Brewing craft beer. For more than a decade, the festival continues to thrive with its simplistic combination of national BBQ purveyors competing for awards and customers, and quality entertainment on its music stages.

Musical acts over the years have included local, regional and national acts including the Avett Brothers, Vanilla Ice, Cyrille Neville, Hal Ketchum and many more.  This year's event features The Electric Trio with Greg Humphreys, The Legacy MOTOWN Revue, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone and more.  

The 2016 RibFest also will feature several rib cookers (ribbers) from all over the country as well a variety of musical and performing acts. 

Musical Lineup

Friday, June 10
7 p.m. - Electric Trio w/ Greg Humphries; Salem Smiles Stage
9 p.m. - The Legacy MOTOWN Revue; Salem Smiles Stage

Saturday, June 11
1:30 p.m. - Sok Monkee; Salem Smiles Stage
3:30 p.m. - Sok Monkee; Salem Smiles Stage
5:30 p.m. - Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone; Salem Smiles Stage
7:30 p.m. - Dirty Bourbon River Show; Salem Smiles Stage
9:30 p.m.  - Lost Bayou Ramblers

Sunday, June 12
4 p.m. - Descendientes Descendientes; Salem Smile Stage


Location and Hours:
401 W. Fifth St. Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, June 10, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, Noon - 6 p.m.

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