Ring in the summer with ribs at the 2015 Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival

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CLEVELAND – Rib lovers rejoice! Once again, grill teams from all over the country will come to Cleveland to prove that they have the best ribs in the USA – and you’ll get to taste them all as the 2015 Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival gets under way this coming Memorial Day weekend at Jacobs Pavilion in the Flats.

Photo courtesy: WJW Image

Photo courtesy: WJW Image

The hours are:

  • Friday, May 22: 12:00 pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday, May 23: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday, May 24: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Monday, May 25: (Memorial Day) 12:00pm – 8:00pm

In addition to the ribs, there’s an amazing array of music on three different stages. Here’s the line-up for the main stage acts:

  • Friday, May 22  America
  • Saturday, May 23 Steel Panther
  • Sunday, May 24 Michael Stanley & the Resonators

The winners of the 2015 “Chuck Collier Greatest Ribs in America,” “Butch Lupinetti Greatest Sauce in America,” and the “People’s Choice” awards will be crowned Monday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy: WJW Image

Photo courtesy: WJW Image

Admission to the Cook-Off is $6.00 for adult general admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a $2.00 discount coupon from any of Northeast Ohio Marc’s locations or click here for an online coupon compliments of FOX 8. Monday May 25 is DOLLAR DAY with adult general admission only $1.00!

Kids 12 and under are FREE every day (all hours) with an adult general admission ticket purchase. All Cook-Off entertainment continues to be FREE with paid general admission. (Regular adult general admission tickets are $8, are not sold in advance and will only be available for purchase at the Rib Cook-Off box office, during event hours.)

You can click here to get all the finger licking good details on the Rib Cook-Off.

Looking for a parade to round out your Memorial Day plans? Click here to head to our Fox 8 2015 Memorial Day Guide!