Want to have more time to eat ribs and claim your spot for the live entertainment? Purchase your tickets in advance and "Fast Pass" the long line at our Water Street entrance!

All attendees who purchase tickets in advance are able to enter Ribfest through our West Gate Entrance on Eleanor Street with minimal wait.

The 2019 Kalamazoo Ribfest music lineup has a distinctively '90's feel to it, with Friday night headliners Everclear, and Saturday night it will be Spin Doctors and Joan Osborne. Local Blues wunderkind Jake Kershaw will play on Thursday night.

Everclear will rock Arcadia Creek Festival site on Friday, August 2nd. Best known for songs "Father of Mine" " I Will Buy You A New Life" and "Santa Monica", lead singer and band leader Art Alexakis was also one of the early rock musicians to incorporate music sampling and pop rap, into songs like "AM Radio”.

On Saturday night, August 3rd, Spin Doctors and Joan Osborne take the Arcadia Creek stage. Spin Doctors' music exploded in the summer of 1992, with hits Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, from Pocket Full of Kryptonite, being played everywhere, along with an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Osborne's big hit was "One of Us" in 1995, but she appears on various musical TV and movie project. She sang on the award winning documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" and she has appeared on the Grand 'Ol Opry.

Thursday, August 1st will have a distinct local flavor for Ribfest opening night with Jake Kershaw on the stage. The local, 18 year old is making the world of blues music sit up and take notice and he'll be doing same at Kalamazoo Ribfest Thursday night.

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5:00 - 6:30pmMegan Dooley
7:00 - 8:30pmMegan Rae
9:00 - 10:30pmJake Kershaw
4:00 - 5:00pmRock Your Vote Winner
5:30 - 7:00pmProject 90
7:30 - 9:00pmKaleido
9:30 - 11:00pmEverclear
12:30 - 5:00pmKalamazoo Academy of Rock
5:30 - 7:00pmLikemelikeyou
7:30 - 9:00pmJoan Osborne
9:30 - 11:00pmSpin Doctors