Seasonal Special Happenings

A Memorial Day Tradition

When: Fri., May 22 2015

Memorial Day Weekend wouldn’t be Memorial Day Weekend without the Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival. An annual tradition for the past twentysomething years, the four-day event kicks off today at noon at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Rib cookers from all around the country will set up booths so you can sample their variations on barbequed ribs. In the amateur grilling competition, contestants will have two and a half hours to cook three racks of ribs. The event will take place at noon tomorrow. Locals artists such as M4, Chris Allen Band, Megan Zurkey, These Knees, Hawkeye, Cities & Coasts, Ryan Humbert, So Long Albatross, Ottawa, Archie Green, Tom Evanchuck and Midnight Passenger will perform on the Ones to Watch stage throughout the weekend. Enjoy music in the Acoustic Dining Tent presented by Roots of American Music, a local non-profit music education organization, featuring some of the most Acts such as Rachel Brown, Austin Walkin’ Cane, Tony Lang, Callie Shea Sullivan, the Spyder Stompers, Joshua Jesty, Jason Patrick Myers and Christopher Black will perform in the acoustic dining tent. Entertainment acts are scheduled for each night too. Tonight, classic rockers America perform, tomorrow night the metal act Steel Panther plays and on Sunday night Michael Stanley & the Resonators headline. Tickets are $8. (Niesel)

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