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Marc Stores' Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival!

Nothing says the start of summer than the 22nd Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

This is a Northeast Ohio staple! I have been going almost every year since it was conceived and enjoyed every calorie consumed as well as so many great bands.

The kids and I will be going again this year along with a lucky reader and their guest courtesy of Marc’s Stores! Yep, this post is sponsored by the fine folks at this fantastic event and they are providing tickets for me and a winner + a guest (via rafflecopter at the end) to get in free (and see Rick Springfield)!  Free!

This year the Rib Cook-Off will start on Friday, May 24 and run through Monday, May 27, at Jacobs Pavilion and Nautica Entertainment Complex on the West Bank of the Flats. That’s right behind the Greater Cleveland Aquarium!


Besides the mouthwatering barbecue to soul-inspiring music (and Rick Springfield!) price of admission includes:

  • Sizzling entertainment from Mega 80’s, Rick Springfield, Buddy Guy and Bret Michaels along with dozens of regional bands performing on two stages throughout the weekend
  • Ten professional grilling teams from across the country will engage in a fierce culinary battle for “Greatest Ribs in America,” “Butch Lupinetti Greatest Sauce in America” and “People’s Choice”
  • Five rookie barbecue chefs will participate in the annual Marc’s Amateur Grilling Competition
  • New Riverside Terrace and Dining Area offering scenic views of Lake Erie
  • Kids’ activities
  • And,  Rick Springfield!

Ever want to be an official Rib Cook-Off Judge? Simply download the free Live Nation mobile app by texting “LNAPP” to 404040 and prior to the cook-off and one random person will be selected (contacted through the Live Nation app) to be a judge! YOU could be a Rib Cook-off Judge!

Have I mentioned Rick Springfield will be there, yet?

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 22nd Annual Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival!

Giveaway ended May 17, 2013 so come back and tweet, pin and comment to get extra entries.

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