Big Red Rib & Music FestivalLocation:
Great Lawn @ Sportsman's Park
University of Phoenix Stadium
One Cardinals Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Click here to download a pdf of the event poster

Dates & Event Hours
Thursday, April 24, 5:00PM - 9:00PM (Cardinals Spring Tailgate)
Friday, April 25, 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday, April 26, 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday, April 27, 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Plenty of Free parking available at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Event Map
Click here to download the Great Lawn layout


Rib Teams

Click here for more information on each participant.

Porky Chicks BBQ - Fayetteville, AR

Southwest BBQ/Coyote Roadhouse - Chicago, IL - AWARDS - WEBSITE

Cowboys BBQ - Weatherford, TX - AWARDS - WEBSITE

Texas Thunder BBQ - Phillips, TX- AWARDS - WEBSITE

Chicago BBQ - Bolingbrook, IL - AWARDS - WEBSITE

Uncle Bub's BBQ - Westmont, IL - WEBSITE

Johnson's BBQ - Chespeake, VA - AWARDS - WEBSITE


Click here to view the entire main stage entertainment schedule

Friday, April 25 - Beatlemania Live
Beatlemania Live has four complete, authentic costume changes to accompany the music from every Beatles era: Ed Sullivan, Shea Stadium, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. Over 35 of your favorite songs will be performed during this 2-hour show!

Saturday, April 26 - Morris Day and the Time
Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group's self-titled album, The Time, which included "Get It Up," "Cool," and "Girl." Soon after the world was introduced the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record three more albums, including What Time Is It? (featuring the hits "777-9311," "Wild and Loose," "Walk," and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too") and Ice Cream Castle, (which included the hit "Jungle Love"). After three albums Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing three albums: The Color of Success, Daydreaming, and Guaranteed. Combined sales of Morris Day's solo work and The Time is in excess of 10 million units.

Kool and the Gang
Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they've earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history.

Sunday, April 27 - Second Shift
For over fourteen years Second Shift has been entertaining local and national audiences with their musical talents and diverse style. Each member is a veteran musician, and all are employees of the Phoenix based electric and water utility company, Salt River Project, thus their name, "Second Shift". Whether it's Classic Rock, Country, Latin, Blues or Motown, Second Shift showcases their musical talents with energy and passion. Their unparalleled professionalism, camaraderie and musicianship make this six-piece band one of Arizona's finest.


Event Schedule
Thursday, April 24 - Free Admission (Cardinals Spring Tailgate)
Friday, April 25 - General Admission tickets required for entry
Saturday, April 26 - General Admission tickets required for entry
Sunday, April 27 – General Admission tickets required for entry

General Admission Ticket Prices (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
$8.00 - Adult, General Admission
$4.00 - Seniors, General Admission (60 & Older)
$4.00 - Active & Retired Military, General Admission
Free - Children, General Admission (12 & Under)
Advance tickets available at University of Phoenix Stadium Ticket office or at the Great Lawn on event day.

Main Stage Reserved Seats
Reserved seats are a great way to ensure you have the best view of the headlining acts at the Big Red Rib and Music Festival. Reserved seat tickets also include general admission event entry. Click on the link below to be directed to the specific TicketMaster page:

Beatlemania Live - Friday, 4/25 @ 7:30PM
Morris Day & the Time/Kool and the Gang - Saturday, 4/26 @ 6:00PM


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