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Toby Keith is set to headline when Ribfest opens over Father’s Day Weekend in Wheaton


Above / Country star Toby Keith put on quite a display of country hits and patriotic tunes as the weather was perfect for the first day of the Naperville Exchange Club’s 2017 Ribfest at Knoch Park back on June 30, 2017. (PN File Photo 2017)

Update, May 16, 2022 / “Legendary Seattle-based rock band Candlebox will open for Ribfest’s Saturday night rock headliner, Halestorm, at the DuPage Event Center and Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL on Sat., June 18, 2022,” according to a news release submitted by Pat McDonough, Ribfest Marketing/PR Chair.

The event is promoted by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s It’s Not a Game campaign encouraging safe, responsible driving. 

Original Post, May 9, 2022 / The Exchange Club of Naperville will host the four-day 2022 Ribfest from June 17 through June 20, at the DuPage Event Center and Fairgrounds in Wheaton, a new venue for the popular family festival that started on Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk back in 1988.

On opening night, June 17, 2022, Toby Keith, country hit-maker and Ribfest fan favorite, returns to Ribfest, prepared to perform his extensive collection of hits and renowned stage presence for CITGO Day.

“We’re thrilled to open the fest with Toby Keith,” stated Bev Schafman, chair for 2022 Ribfest, in a news release. “When Toby performed at Ribfest in 2017, we had one of our biggest crowds ever. It was a great night. What better way to welcome Ribfest to our new home than with a genuine superstar like Toby Keith!”

Ribfest, hosted by the Exchange Club of Naperville, is returning after a two-year hiatus due to COVID 19 cancellations.

Tickets already are available for sale to see announced entertainment including Halestorm on June 18 as well Country music singers Brett Eldridge, Ashley McBryde, Levi Hummon and Alexandra Kay on Ribfest Meijer Day on Sunday, June 19.

To keep tabs on entertainment and all the family-friendly fun happenings on the move for 2022 Ribfest, visit www.ribfest.net.

Exchange Club of Naperville since 1987 / Ribfest since 1988

Chartered in 1987, the Exchange Club of Naperville is dedicated to the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence.

Ribfest, established in 1988 as the major fundraiser hosted by the Exchange Club of Naperville, aims to help fight child abuse and domestic violence, while strengthening families in local communities. As a result of these fundraising efforts since the first Ribfest, more than $18 million in financial contributions have been granted to more than 50 local charities.

Throughout the nation, Exchange Clubs work together to make our communities better places to live through programs in Community Service, Youth Activities, Americanism and the Prevention of Child Abuse.

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