|Date:||Thursday, July 04 - Saturday, July 06|
|Time:||Noon to 10:00pm Daily|
|Location:|| Lawrence and Broadway
4800 N. Broadway St.
|Beneficiary:||Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown|
It’s a saucy summer happening! From tasty slabs (and sides) to a smokin’ music lineup, this Fourth of July party in the eclectic Uptown neighborhood brings its A-game on when it returns for its 11th anniversary year!
Beyond the flavorful offerings of top local and national ribbers and cool summer tunes, this popular three-day fest also features arts & crafts plus an activity area for kids and families.
And with the vibrant Broadway-Lawrence intersection boasting acclaimed Chicago music venues that include The Green Mill, Aragon Ballroom and Riviera nightclub, Windy City Ribfest is the perfect urban destination for both daytime and evening fun.
Main Stage Entertainment
3:00 PM - Cowboy Jukebox
5:30 PM - Low Down Brass Band
8:00 PM - Wedding Banned
2:30 PM - R-Gang
4:15 PM - To the 9's
6:15 PM - BREAKFAST CLUB
8:30 PM - Martha Davis & The Motels
Austin's Texas Lightning BBQ
Returning to Windy City Ribfest, this serious ribber has been around for years and is a popular staple on the national food festival scene. From Nevada and Ohio to Minnesota and Illinois, Texas Lightning's slabs have won legions of fans as well as numerous "best ribs" awards.
Located in Chicago's northwest side Galewood neighborhood, this well-reviewed father-and-son-owned BBQ restaurant is also a popular draw at rib festivals around Chicago. Both Anthony Grand Sr. and Jr. are passionate about their Mississippi-inspired sauces and grilling expertise.
Chicago BBQ Company
Home-grown barbeque by Chicago BBQ has earned the Windy City quite the reputation at Midwest rib events by winning awards galore for this Burr Ridge, Ill.--based company. Owned by barbeque expert Tom Ferguson, he started the company in 1985 with a vision of creating the ultimate low and slow-smoke barbeque experience.
Family-owned and located on 47th Street, this restaurant has a loyal neighborhood following that will get bigger exposure among smoked meat lovers at Windy City RibFest.
This southwest side mainstay at many Chicago festivals is best known for its spicy sauces on whatever they barbecue on their always eye-catching teepee-shaped grill.
Event parking for only $10 per day is available in the Aragon Ballroom parking lot. The parking lot is located on the southeast corner of Lawrence and Winthrop, one block east from the festival entrance.
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To reserve your parking spot for this event, visit the Windy City Ribfest in Uptown SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Chicago – learn more here.
About the Beneficiary: Business Partners, Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown has been Uptown's business association since 1923. Our mission is to be the primary advocate, voice and support organization for the historic and diverse Uptown business community. Our vision is to be a driving force in creating a clean, safe, attractive, well-informed, self-reliant, thriving and pride-filled business community that supports and is supported by local consumers and is a destination point for Chicago visitors.
The boundaries of the Chamber are Irving Park Road on the south; Foster Avenue on the north; Lake Michigan on the east; and Ravenswood on the west from Montrose Avenue to Foster Avenue and Clark Street on the west from Irving Park Road to Montrose Avenue.
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Still Have Logistics Questions?
Still have questions on event logistics? Contact Audrey Strecker via email or at 773-584-6650.
We are now accepting vendor applications for Windy City Rib Fest
To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:
- Artist, Merchant, Not-for-profit Vendor Application
- Rib Vendor Application
- Food & Beverage Vendor Application
If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.