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2015 Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

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

It's the Return of the Marc's Amateur Grilling Competition!

The Marc's Amateur Grilling Competition will give contestants three racks of ribs and two and a half hours to create one award-winning BBQ masterpiece. The heated event will take place Saturday, May 23 at 12:00pm with five competitors vying for bragging rights. After the smoke clears, the professional grill-masters will sample and scrutinize the slabs to determine the 2015 grilling champ! The winner will receive a $250 Marc's gift card and bragging rights. Marc's gift cards will also be awarded to the second and third place winners. Each contestant will also leave with the grill they used during the competition provided by Marc's and tickets to see Kevin Hart at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday, June 21, 2015! 

Rib Contest Rules
Download the Marc's Amateur Grilling Competition Official Rules for 2015

For more information, log on to www.fox8.com/rib or To stay up - to - date on the latest entertainment schedule & festival information, download the FREE Live Nation mobile app by texting “LNAPP” to 404040.

Hours of Festival
  • 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

General Admission- Pay only $6.00 on adult general admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a $2.00 discount coupon from any of our Northeast Ohio Marc's locations.  Monday May 25 is DOLLAR DAY with adult general admission only $1.00!  Cook-Off entertainment continues to be FREE with a general admission ticket!


Kids 12 & under are FREE every day (all hours) with an adult general admission ticket purchase.

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.

Parking & Directions
The 2015 Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off will be at Jacob's Pavilion 2014 Sycamore Street • Cleveland, OH 44113.  Parking is available at various surrounding lots on both the East & West Bank of the Flats.  Click here for a map & directions.

Additional Entertainment:
Ones To Watch Live Nation Stage

Live Nation is pleased to feature some of the most exciting & talked about artists creating a buzz throughout the region on the "Ones to Watch Stage". Performing throughout the weekend on this stage, music fans will be able to hear M4, Chris Allen Band, Megan Zurkey, These Knees, Hawkeye, Cities & Coasts, Ryan Humbert, So Long Albatross, Ottawa, Archie Green, Tom Evanchuck, Midnight Passenger & more.

Roots of American Music Acoustic Dining Tent
-Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy music in the Acoustic Dining Tent presented by Roots of American Music, a local non - profit music education organization, featuring some of the most talented singer/songwriters & musicians from the region. Performers include Rachel Brown, Austin Walkin’ Cane, Tony Lang, Callie Shea Sullivan, The Spyder Stompers, Joshua Jesty, Jason Patrick Myers, Christopher Black & more.

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