Why is everything so expensive?! I'm glad you asked. For starters, tickets to see the performers start at $10. That is about as cheap as it comes. For about the price of two gallons of gas you will see EverclearJoan OsborneSpin Doctors or some of the many other talented performers.

Kalamazoo Ribfest began as a fundraiser 33 years ago, and to this day, a portion of our proceeds go to benefit the Kalamazoo area Arc Community Advocates. They are an advocacy organization whose mission is to make it possible for each person with a developmental disability to participate fully in all aspects of community and to support the effort of each individual to determine his/her own future. For over 60 years, The Arc has been a family-focused, grass roots organization. Their services are free so they depend on donors and fundraising to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Now let's talk about the cost of food. Well for starters years of experience go into crafting award winning ribs. Hours go into smoking and grilling those lip smacking, fall off the bone slabs of deliciousness. That is not counting the days of travel and hauling of equipment from as far away as Florida, and days out in the hot sun while standing over smokers and grills to ensure each attendee has the best and possible award winning ribs.

So you see, Kalamazoo Ribfest is really a great deal. Nationally and locally recognized music artists + award winning ribs from all over + proceeds going to charity = A GOOD DEAL. We did the math for you ;) Now get those tickets and we will see you there!