This year’s concert schedule on the Mike’s Hard Lemonade stage could turn South Dakota's Biggest Backyard Barbeque into South Dakota's Biggest Sing-a-Long!
Argus Leader RibFest concert lineup features a diverse roster of popular bands, beginning Thursday, May 30 with A1A, the official and original Jimmy Buffet tribute band (and the only band sanctioned by Jimmy Buffet himself) at 7:30 p.m. A1A brings to life a highly energetic, colorful, family friendly concert experience that brings in the fresh ocean breezes of tropical flavor that is akin to being at Jimmy’s show. Prior to A1A, local ZZ Top tribute band ZZ3 will get this year’s RibFest off to a rockin’ start at 5 p.m.
Friday night’s headliner, country musician Neal McCoy, brings a pocket full of hit songs for local country fans to enjoy singing along to, including No. 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink.” Opening for McCoy will be long time fan favorites Dustin Evans, Goodroad and Andy Gibson.
Earlier in the day, music fans will enjoy a beach music sing-a-long with Surfin’ Safari, and the always popular-to-sing-along-with Too Drunk to Fish.
Saturday features a frequent RibFest performer – the always fun to sing along with Johnny Holm Band starting at 7 p.m. Kicking off the day at 11:30 a.m. will be the Poker Alice Band followed by the Toby Kane Band.
Popular children’s entertainer Phil Baker will perform two shows on Sunday.
Here's the Mike's Hard Lemonade concert line-up:
Thursday, May 30
5:00 PM ZZ3
7:30 PM A1A- the original and official Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
Friday, May 31
11:00 AM-12:45 PM Too Drunk to Fish
1:00-2:45 PM Surfin' Safari
3:00-4:45 PM Andy Gibson
5:00-6:45 PM Goodroad
7:00-8:45 PM Dustin Evans
9:15-10:30 PM Neal McCoy
Saturday, June 1
11:30 AM-1:15 PM Poker Alice Band
1:30- PM-3:15 PM Toby Kane Band
4:00-5:00 PM Rib Eating Contest, sponsored by Ag United
5:00-6:45 PM RibFest Idol, karaoke finals, sponsored by Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse
7:00-10:30 PM Johnny Holm Band
Sunday, June 2
12:00-12:45 PM "An Ostrich Named Emu," T. Wilson King
1:00-1:45 PM Do the Fit Thing!, with Phil Baker and the Fit friends
2:00-2:45 PM "An Ostrich Named Emu," T. Wilson King
3:00-3:45 PM Phil & Jill Baker
All concerts are included in the price of admission to the Argus Leader RibFest... $5 general admission, or buy a $10 all-weekend pass.