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Rib-Off to Rock the End of Summer

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Rib-Off closes out the summer of its 31st year with mouth-watering BBQ alongside top rock ‘n rollers with performances by War and Ted Nugent.

(Toledo, Ohio April 7, 2014) The air at the Lucas County Fairgrounds will be filled once again with thick smoke from the grills, smokers, and cookers at the booths of 7 national rib vendors and 3 local restaurants. The Yark Automotive Group 31st Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, presented by The Blade, will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7, 8, 9, and 10, at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.

Award winning BBQ-ers from across the nation will be in attendance, along with Toledo's local favorites, working to make a name for themselves and trying to earn a spot in both our hearts and our stomachs. Many of these vendors are the same national award-winning grill-masters who take their delicious outdoor cuisine to competitions all across the nation, so it's sure to offer a wide variety of tastes from all over the country. And again this year, along with the Peoples' Choice Awards, there will be a Celebrity Panel of foodies taste-testing all of the barbecued, grilled, glazed, garnished, and brazed ribs to determine who earns the title of best in the Northwest (Ohio).

Nothing goes better with savory BBQ than jamming, rib bone in hand, to a rocking band. Thursday night will showcase American funk band, War; Friday features Detroit native, rock legend Ted Nugent. (Saturday night's act has not yet been announced.)
Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 12, 2014. Seating for all concerts is limited, so pre-purchasing your Rib-Off tickets is advised.

Tickets for War are $6 in advance and $10 at the gate. VIP Seating Tickets for War are $22.50 in advance. Tickets for Ted Nugent are $8 in advance and $12 at the gate. VIP Seating Tickets for Nugent are $29.50 in advance. You can purchase advance general admission tickets in person at any TIREMAN or Andersons location, the Stranahan Theater Box Office in person or via phone at 419-381-8851, or at www.etix.com. The VIP Seating Tickets are available in person at the Stranahan Theater Box Office or via phone at 419-381-8851, or on-line at www.etix.com. Tickets are only available at the Fairgrounds gate the day of each of the show.
Hours for the Rib-Off are Thursday, 4:00-11:00 pm; Friday, noon–11:00 pm; Saturday, noon–11:00 pm; and Sunday, noon–7:00 pm. Friday and Saturday admission is free until 3:00 pm. Sunday admission is free all day, and is sponsored by Cedar Creek Church, who will also be providing the music for the day.

For more information, contact Mike Mori, Director of Sales at The Blade/Northwest Ohio Rib-Off Event Director, at 419-724-6380 or mmori@toledoblade.com.

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