Rib vendors announced for Smoke on the Water — Ribs for the Red CrossWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Smoke on the Water — Ribs for the Red Cross will feature a full slate of local, regional and national rib vendors.
For the third straight year, all rib vendor space has sold out for the annual American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter fundraiser.
This year’s confirmed vendors will include: AJ Doolittles (Lambertville), Baldy Q Rib Shack (Swanton), Big Moe’s (Kalamazoo), Deet’s BBQ (Maumee), Famous Dave’s (Toledo), Johnson’s BBQ (Chesapeake, Va.), Po Mo’s Ribs (Toledo), Sgt. Oinks (Tiffin), Sidelines (Lambertville), Texas Roadhouse (Toledo) and Twist & Shout 4 BBQ (Carey, Ohio).
“Again this year, vendor interest in our event has been amazing!,” said Event Coordinator Stephanie Lent, in a news release. “We are at full capacity and have a waiting list of additional vendors. We have a great collection of local, regional and national vendors for a diverse collection of ribbers. The 2011 Smoke on the Water — Ribs for the Red Cross will be an amazing event in Downtown Toledo!”
The event is set for Aug. 5-7 at Promenade Park. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Admission is $5, with kids 12 and younger free.
All proceeds will stay local. Last year’s event drew 30,000 people and raised more than $65,000, Lent said.
Green River Ordinance (Aug. 5), Tonic (Aug. 6) and John Michael Montgomery (Aug. 7) will perform.
New this year, organizers are working with Imagination Station to offer activities and demonstrations for kids. Also new will be a corn hole tournament organized by a local corn hole group, said Event Chairperson Rachel Hepner Zawodny.
Toledo Free Press is a media sponsor of the event.
For tickets or more information, call (419) 329-2619 or visit www.ribs4redcross.com.