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Win Tickets! 24th Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

Win Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off + Music Festival tickets
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24th Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival!

As a carnivore and a music lover - this is one of my favorite events to kick off summer. On top of the ribs, the music, and the phenomenal view of the city on  the Cuyahoga River, Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival is easy on the budget. General Admission is only $6 with Marc’s coupon and includes all entertainment.

Marc's is giving away four general admission tickets! Enter below!

Once again this year the Rib Cook-Off will feature FREE ADMISSION from noon until 3 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and DOLLAR DAY returns on Monday with $1 admission compliments of Live Nation! Discount coupons to save $2 on adult general admission will be available at all Northeast Ohio Marc’s locations and online but children 12 and under remains FREE all weekend long.

10 professional BBQ teams from New Jersey to Texas will compete for trophies, cash and bragging rights in this year's cook off and winners will be announced on Monday at 4 PM.

New this year - everyone will have a chance to vote for the grill team they think should win “People’s Choice.” Each of the 10 grill teams booths will have a unique text code displayed that attendees can use to text their vote for their favorite team.

Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off is more than just great ribs but is also a music festival! 

Headlining this event is America, Steel Panther, Cleveland's own Michael Stanley and the Resonators, and Disco Inferno. 

Headliners at @MarcsStores Great American Rib Cook-Off + Music Festival

Besides the headliners on the Bud Light Main Stage, the cook-off also features dozens of national, regional and local bands on two other stages, “Ones to Watch” Live Nation Stage and the Roots of American Music Acoustic Dining Tent.

Entertainment (including main stage headliners) is FREE with paid general admission! A limited number of reserved seats for all three main stage performances, which include admission to the cook-off, are on sale at

Worried the kids will be bored?

Saturday through Monday, kids will be able to make and take Cleveland Skyline hats, fun animal masks and participate in a community mural display celebrating what kids love about #thisisCLE!

And, stop by the Cleveland Metroparks' booth and play Plinko for a chance to win prizes, including free tickets to KidsDays at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. 

What's not to love? Ribs, music and Cleveland! Enter to win via gleam form now!

24th Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

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