Breaking News Bar
posted: 8/19/2013 12:37 PM

Little Bear Ribfest features blues and BBQ

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Shemekia Copeland

      Shemekia Copeland
    Courtesy Vernon Hills Park District

  • Indigenous is performing at Little Bear RibFest sponsored by the Vernon Hills Park District.

      Indigenous is performing at Little Bear RibFest sponsored by the Vernon Hills Park District.
    Courtesy Vernon Hills Park District

  • Ribs, like these enjoyed by Adrian Gonzalez, 6, of Gurnee, are the centerpiece of the Vernon Hills Park District's Little Bear Ribfest Aug. 23 and 24 at Century Park.

       Ribs, like these enjoyed by Adrian Gonzalez, 6, of Gurnee, are the centerpiece of the Vernon Hills Park District's Little Bear Ribfest Aug. 23 and 24 at Century Park.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Myers of Uncle Bub's ribs cooks at the first Little Bear Ribfest. Uncle Bub's is among the vendors this years.

       Paul Myers of Uncle Bub's ribs cooks at the first Little Bear Ribfest. Uncle Bub's is among the vendors this years.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
Vernon Hills Park District submission

Chicago blues and award-winning ribs highlight the Little Bear Ribfest from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 23, and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 24, in Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.

Admission is $5 and supports the park district's Family Scholarship Program. Six vendors will sell ribs at a nominal cost. Vendors are Sweet Baby Ray's of Wood Dale, Uncle Bub's from Westmont, Real Urban Barbeque in Vernon Hills, Smokin' T's of Long Grove, and The Full Slab from Third Lake.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The Mundelein/Vernon Hills and Lincolnshire Rotary clubs will sell roasted corn and Bo-Bo's of Vernon Hills will offer desserts. Beer, wine, and soft drinks also will be available.

Friday night's entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. with Ana Popovic, whose 2011 album, Unconditional, reached No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard and Blues Chart.

She's followed at 9 p.m. by two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland. John Condron of The Old Gang Orchestra, who recently returned from a tour of Ireland, will perform on the Beer Garden stage at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday's lineup begins at 5 p.m. with the Red, White and Blues Band. Indigenous, a member of the Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show since 2002, follows at 7 p.m.

Trampled Under Foot, which took first place in the International Blues Challenge and was a 2012 Nominee for Band of the Year in the Blues Music Award, will take the stage at 9 p.m.

For festival details, visit www.littlebearribfest.com.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here