Gulfcoast Ribfest offers diverse music

Ribfest offers diverse music, award-winning ribs

April 11, 2013 

The food at the Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest is pretty straightforward: ribs and barbecue from the Bradenton area and around the southern United States, all of it great, most of it award-winning.

The music's a little more varied, with classic rockers Vince Neil and Foghat, current R&B star Fantasia and gospel-funk outfit the Lee Boys leading three days of live music. There's smooth jazz and classic soul.

The idea, organizers say, is to offer something that will suit just about anybody's musical preference.

Here's the lineup:


6:30 p.m.: Boss Hawg Band

8:30 p.m.: Eric Darius


12:30 p.m.: Doug Demming and Dennis Greunling with the Jewel Tones

2:30 p.m.: Mitch Clark

4:30 p.m.: The Lee Boys

6:30 p.m.: Foghat

8:30 p.m.: Vince Neil


1 p.m.: Trinity 7

4 p.m.: Soul Crooners

5:30 p.m.: Urban Mystic

7 p.m.: Fantasia

Details: Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest is April 12-14 at Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Tickets are $15 for April 13 and 14, are available at Tickets for Friday are $5 and will be available at the gate only. Information: or 941-746-7470.

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