Musicians help rib fans eat to the beatWritten by Chase Purdy | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Three days worth of music is lined up for the Columbia Gas Ribs on the River event Aug. 3-5.
As patrons taste the ribs of vendors from across the nation, they’ll listen to music from some local favorites and bigger-name bands.
The event begins Aug. 3 with music from four groups. Kyle White kicks everything off with her folk-rock style music. Following her are The Swamp Kings, the Tim Oehlers Trio, and the headlining rock and roll band, The Danger Brothers.
“We’re the largest rib event in Northwest Ohio,” said Julie Champa, who is the executive director of Ribs on the River. “Last year we had more than 30,000 people show up. Music is a big part of the draw.”
Aug. 4 is packed with music that starts with cover band 56 Daze, followed by the psychedelic rock group Fortune Cookie Mama and Boogie Matrix Mechanism.
Also Aug. 4, Toledo’s Voodoo Libido will play with The Blue Suit Ultimate Blues Review. Afterward, headliner Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band takes the main stage.
“We call it bounce music,” said John-Paul Miller of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. “It’s kind of a conglomeration of a lot of different styles. Basically it’s all danceable music, so when we play at shows we look out to our audience and everyone is bouncing.”
Tickets for the event are available through the CitiFest Box Office by calling (419) 249-4090 or visiting the group’s Web site, www.citifest.org.