Above / Since the first Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest in 1988 under the leadership of Exchangite George Brewer on Rotary Hill, the festival has grown throughout Knoch Park and raised more than $15.5 million to heighten awareness and help prevent child abuse. (PN File Photo in Knoch Park)

The Exchange Club of Naperville and the 2017 Ribfest Committee are pleased to announce the Navistar Main Stage line up for 2017 Ribfest.

The 30th Annual Ribfest will open on Fri., June 30, and close with a spectacular fireworks finale at dusk on Mon., July 3, in Knoch Park, Naperville.

The four-day family festival is set to return with delicious food, summertime fun, live music and more to follow, all with a purpose.  Over the past 30 years, $15.5 million has been donated from Ribfest proceeds to more than 50 local agencies, all working to prevent and eliminate child abuse and domestic violence. 

  • Friday, June 30: Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Drew Baldridge
  • Saturday, July 1: The B-52s, A Flock of Seagulls
  • Sunday, July 2: Shinedown, Collective Soul
  • Monday, July 3: Better than Ezra, The Wallflowers

Tickets go on sale at 10AM Fri., April 14.

For more online ticket and event information, visit www.ribfest.net.

Volunteer run & mission driven

Ribfest is produced by the Exchange Club of Naperville and sponsored, in part, by Navistar, Exelon Nuclear, Meijer, Miller Lite, Gerald Kia, US Bank, Baird & Warner, Naperville Bank and Trust, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, ABC 7 Chicago and many other wonderful sponsors in conjunction with the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District.

Volunteer run and mission driven, the Exchange Club of Naperville welcomes volunteers to assist in making Ribfest the premier outdoor summer festival in the area.

For more information about supporting Ribfest or volunteering, visit www.ribfest.net.

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