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The Great American Rib Cook Off 2014

Kick off the Summer grilling season!
Kick off the Summer grilling season! The Great American Rib Cook Off

The 23rd annual Great American Rib Cook Off kicks off on May 23 and runs through May 26 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

This annual event features great food and live musical performances by The Spazmatics and Disco Inferno, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Taking Back Sunday, Blackberry Smoke and Steve Broderick & The 100 Watt Suns. See a full list of performers and their schedules here.

Ten different teams from across America will battle it out, making their delicious slabs of ribs, in hopes of winning the coveted "Chuck Collier Greatest Ribs in America," "Butch Lupinetti Greatest Sauce in America" and "MetroPCS People's Choice" awards.

Hours are:

  • Friday, May 23 is Dollar Day (admission is only $1 all day): 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Monday, May 26: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Admission on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. is free; kids 12 and under are free every day. General admission for adults is $8. For more information, call 216.622.6558 or visit the Rib Cook Off website here.