This summer head over to Canalside and sample some of the best ribs around with local and national chefs bringing their mouth-watering rib recipes to Buffalo, NY for the Buffalo Ribfest. PLUS enjoy three days of music from Wynonna & The Big Noise, Greg Kihn Band, Morris Day & The Time, Tommy Tutone and many more!

Questions about Ribfest? We have some answers! Here are some helpful tips for an enjoyable festival!

What are the hours?
Friday, July 28th: 3PM – 9:30PM
Saturday, July 29th: 11AM – 10PM
Sunday, July 30th: 10AM – 7PM

How much are tickets?
General admission tickets are $15, and VIP tickets are $45. VIP Experience is 21 & over, includes two drinks, a private area to enjoy the festival from, up-front stage access and private restrooms.

How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets will be available for purchase online on Friday, June 30th and at select locations that will be announced.

Who is playing at Ribfest?
The Friday headliner will be Wynonna & The Big Noise, preceded by 90 West, Acoustic Confusion with Liz Osborne and Bob Campbell, and Jilian Eliza.

The Saturday headliner will be Greg Kihn Band, preceded by Tommy Tutone, and a number of cover bands including Escape (Journey), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), Van Halen Nation (Van Halen) and Kick It Out (Heart tribute band).

The Sunday headliner will be Morris Day & The Time, and will be preceded by Cool Platinum and Neville Francis.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes! You are welcome to bring your own camera and take pictures of the event! We encourage you to share your photos to social media with the hashtag #BuffaloRibfest!

Do I have to buy a separate ticket for the concert?
No, your admission to the festival includes all the entertainment.

Will there be other food available in addition to ribs?
Yes, vendors will also sell a variety of barbecue items in addition to ribs, along with various side dishes.

Is there seating at the concert?
No. Concerts are standing only.

Can I bring a backpack?
No coolers or bags will be permitted in.

Can I bring in food or beverage?
No outside food or beverages can be brought in.

Is there an age limit to attend?
All ages are welcome to attend.

Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds for Ribfest.

Is smoking allowed?
There will be no smoking on the festival grounds.