Ribfest band list grows with 24 performers for south stage

  • The south stage at Ribfest in Naperville will host 24 artists -- plus a hot-dog eating contest and a corn-on-the-cob eating contest -- during the 30th annual festival's four-day run in Knoch Park from June 30 to July 3.

      The south stage at Ribfest in Naperville will host 24 artists -- plus a hot-dog eating contest and a corn-on-the-cob eating contest -- during the 30th annual festival's four-day run in Knoch Park from June 30 to July 3. Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/1/2017 2:57 PM

Big-name bands already have been announced for Naperville's 30th annual Ribfest, bringing Toby Keith, the B-52s, Shinedown and The Wallflowers to town June 30 through July 3.

But wait, there's more!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Ribfest organizers with the Exchange Club of Naperville announced 24 more artists who will be performing on the south stage at Knoch Park, a smaller venue than the main stage toward the north end of the grounds.

Local and regional performers playing music of all styles will take the stage each day of the fest beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at ribfest.net. Prices range from $15 to $40, depending on the day.

Here's a list of who's playing when:

Friday, June 30

• 12:30 p.m. Naperville Park District Battle of the Bands Winner

• 2 p.m. Frequilibrium

• 3:30 p.m. Buckshot Bully

• 5 p.m. One More Time

• 6:30 p.m. Thirsty Boots

• 8 p.m. Lil Red & The Howlin Wolves

Saturday, July 1

• 12:30 p.m. School of Rock

• 2 p.m. The Millennials

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• 3 p.m. Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

• 4 p.m. Corn on the Cob Eating Contest

• 5 p.m. Common Allies

• 6:30 p.m. 7th Heaven

• 8 p.m. Brother John

Sunday, July 2

• 12:30 p.m. School of Rock

• 2 p.m. Over The Sun

• 3:30 p.m. The Danhattans

• 5 p.m. Rule of Four

• 6:30 p.m. Dan Peters & the West Side Winders

• 8 p.m. Mark Farner, formerly with Grand Funk Railroad

Monday, July 3

• 12:30 p.m. Brothers of Absolution

• 2 p.m. Bluesheart

• 3:30 p.m. Idlewild North

• 5 p.m. Joanna Connor

• 6:15 p.m. Mike Wheeler

• 7:30 p.m. Toronzo Cannon

• 8:30 p.m. Halsted St. All-Stars Blues Jam featuring Joanna Connor, Mike Wheeler and Toronzo Cannon

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