The Blade’s 36th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off will take place this summer from August 16-18 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee, Ohio.
Performers at this year’s Rib Off, presented by Dunn Chevy Buick, will be Justin Moore, Night Ranger, and Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band.
On Friday, August 16, country artist Justin Moore will kick things off.
The singer will perform music from his fifth studio album “Late Nights and Longnecks” including the single “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” Moore’s previous album “Kinda Don’t Care” was his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and featured chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” He has seven No. 1 singles including “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”
On Saturday, August 17, the popular ’80s rock band Night Ranger takes the stage.
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, Night Ranger epitomizes the arena rock sound and style. The group shot to fame with a string of best-selling albums including “Dawn Patrol,” and “Midnight Madness” and had numerous hit singles including the power ballad “Sister Christian.”
Sunday, August 18, is Family Day. Hotel California, a tribute band will perform, recreating the legendary sound of The Eagles, one of the most popular bands in rock history.
As always, plenty of mouth-watering ribs will be available from pitmasters both locally and from afar. The event is part of the National Barbecue Cookers Association. All NBCA members are certified Food Safety Professionals.
Tickets for the Northwest Ohio Rib Off will be available beginning April 12 at etix.com, Stranahan Theater box office, all Tireman locations, and Buckeye Broadband stores.
More information about The Blade’s 36th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off is available at www.nworiboff.com.