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Palm Coast’s Rock n’ Rib Fest Takes Town Center This Weekend

| April 12, 2013


The entertainment lineup for Palm Coast’s Rock N’ Rib Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll.

In addition to the headlining Eagles tribute band “The Long Run” Saturday evening, this year’s Rock N’ Rib will host seven acts in Round 1 of the $100,000 Texaco Country Showdown Friday evening and Saturday. Also performing Saturday evening will be singer-songwriter Johnny Bulford, co-writer of the No. 1 country hit “A Woman Like You,” and 2009 grand-prize winner of the Country Showdown, a national competition.

The Long Run, based in Fort Lauderdale, features five musicians who realistically reproduce the sound that makes the Eagles one of the most successful bands in rock and roll history. The Eagles tribute band will take the Rock N’ Rib stage at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rock N’ Rib will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, and from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Palm Coast’s Central Park in Town Center. Admission is $3 per day (down from $20 per person per day last year). Children 12 and under get in free. Lawn chairs are OK, but please, no coolers and no pets: the city would like you to drink up, but by buying your booze through its own stand. The carnival portion of the event will continue Sunday, April 14, from noon to 3 p.m.

In addition to live music, the festival will include plenty of barbeque, a Backyard BBQ Contest, car show, carnival, hourly Wildlife Tree Animal Discovery programs with animals from every continent on earth, and a fireworks finale on Saturday night. Rock N’ Rib is presented by Palm Coast, Beach 92.7 and Kix Country 98.7.

The entertainment schedule is as followes:

Friday, April 12:
Alexis – country (competing in the Showdown): 5-5:45 p.m.
David Lane – country (competing in the Showdown): 6-7 p.m.
Uproot Hootenanny – country (competing in the Showdown): 7:15-8:15 p.m.
The AfterWhile – country (competing in the Showdown): 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13:
Category 5 – variety hits: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Nalani Quintello – country (competing in the Showdown): 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Easy Posse – country (competing in the Showdown): 3-4 p.m.
Diablo Canyon – southern rock: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Beach Street A GO GO – ‘60s hits: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Greg Warren Band – country (competing in the Showdown): 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Johnny Bulford – country: 8-8:45 p.m.
The Long Run Eagles Tribute – 9-10:30 p.m.

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27 Responses for “Palm Coast’s Rock n’ Rib Fest Takes Town Center This Weekend”

  1. Bill says:

    Gee…Can’t wait to see the arrest reports after this “Beef & Booze” festival. Just remember to tip your city bartender and the arresting officer who pulls you over for DUI !

  2. Ralph Belcher says:

    You don’t want me to drink there in moderation? Who put Bill in charge?

  3. Karen says:

    This is AWESOME! Can’t wait. Wish I could go every day!! See ya’ll there!

  4. misty says:

    Bill loosen up..seriously? These events bring in money for our city. Just because it says you can purchase beer, does not make it a booze fest. I hope the event gets a great turn out.

  5. Magicone says:

    There will be a lot of drunks driving away from this event at the cities profit !!!

    • Juiles says:

      Even though there was alcohol being served with very strict rules as to pour amounts and such, I saw a NUMBER of people walking around with their own sippy cups and bottle beers. What does that tell ya? People will drink regardless!

    • Joe blow says:

      If your anti-alcohol don’t drink!

  6. SHARK says:

    Just another waste of our taxpayer dollars that Landon and Netts dreamed up

  7. biker says:

    Bill & Magicone are you really that out of touch? The city has had approximately 8 events over the last 4 at years at which alcohol was served. Funny thing is not one bad incident or arrest related to any of these previous events. Have you two attended any of these previous events? Did you not notice that there was alcohol being served?

  8. Jackie Mulligan says:

    Boy one thing Flagler County is NEVER short of, and that’s negative comments !

  9. Marie says:

    How do you run out of ribs at a rib fest. Upon arriving at 6pm which is dinner time we were told at the gate that they were sold out of ribs but that they had more food inside…yea carnival style food….ugh!!! The plus was the music. Needless to say will not be attending any more ribless festivals.

  10. Pat Kennedy says:

    Very disappointed that when I went on Friday there weren’t any vendors selling ribs. How can it be called a rib fest when there are no ribs. On a positive note the music was excellent.

  11. Stan says:

    Well there was Rockin’ but NO Ribin’. Did someone forget to bring the “main course” or was this just an excuse to sell booze ?

  12. Dave says:

    We were there at 12 Saturday and stayed until 3 because we thought we might have been to ealy but needless to say there were No ribs being sold to public , however if you were a judge you got to sample plenty of ribs from the rib cook off, We were very disappointed by being misled and felt cheated out of the 3 dollar gate fee, Thanks Palm Coast .

  13. RG says:

    wife and I attended two events at this park not this Rib fest. Glad we didnt by the sounds of it it was less than complete. The two we did attend were very dissapointing. some vendors had no price listings that I could see. And other non food vendors were slim just not a well put together event. The second event FoodnTruck event were few and food was so so. I got the barbeque sandwich and the truck didnt even have hot sauce or salt and peper. Which my sandwich really needed. Also the vendor was not enthusiastic at all.

    I guess this is the best they can do maybe these events will improve if the music on this Ribfest was great then all that is left is better food accomodations. I have a cooler I will pic nic next time if I do go.

  14. me says:

    wont attend again, wanted to get some good bbq but at 545 on sat when we got there we could only find carny food. One of the vendors said they all rolled out after the contest was over. Bad event in my eyes

  15. markingthedays says:

    Combed the arrest records for all the DUIs after the event. Didn’t see any. Also, didn’t see many ribs being eaten at the event. Not sure how it is no one was selling BBQ?

  16. Donna Heiss says:

    Maybe a “Rockin” event, but certainly not a “rib” event. We were there for 30 minutes. Went out for dinner. Seems Palm Coast was so caught up getting there liquor license that they forgot to pursue rib vendors! Never again!

  17. Deep South says:

    I came for the the music. I Love Country Music..

  18. Rick says:

    The reason there weren’t any ribs being sold is the fact that Palm Coast wanted too much of a percentage from your sales, which left little to no profit to the vendors.
    If they were to come down on their ridiculous percentage, there would have been ribs.

    • gator says:

      all these people wanting ribs,hay thank city of palm coast,thay want most of the %, do you think these guys should just gave it a way, and if that charged you what thay should have to make some money, you still would have a problem. mybe next time thay will have bingo why can’t people just enjoy the nice out doors and some thing different.

  19. Magicone says:

    I have heard of boneless ribs at McDonalds, now we have rib less Rib Fests, what a boner by the city !!

  20. CHECK PLEASE says:

    Palm Coast does not support small business. Who is running these events? No ribs at a rib fest?

  21. confidential says:

    We have the best most delicious southern style rib vendors aound this county and cities, some on mobile yummy smoking wheeled barbecues, grilling to sustain their families. How come they were not called to serve the Rock and Rib Festival..? C’mon city, is that true you charged those rib vendors too high percentage..? That is not very business friendly if true.

  22. markingthedays says:

    I really wish all the flyers and schedules would have been coordinated. 12-9 on the flyer. The Long Run 7pm concert on the graphic from this story. The line-up published in this story says 9-10:30. So confusing.

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