PALMETTO – Former Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil will headline a big weekend of music at the 7th annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest this weekend. The rock 'n' roll bad boy will perform solo hits, as well as plenty of favorites from the multi-platinum glam rock band known for such hits as Dr. Feelgood, Wild Side and Home Sweet Home. Neil takes the stage Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
The three-day music and food festival takes place at the Manatee County Fairgrounds Friday (4-10pm), Saturday (11am-10pm) and Sunday (11am-8pm). The event will once again feature a full lineup of nationally renowned acts including: Grammy award winner & American Idol season three winner Fantasia; Southern/Classic Rock legends 38 Special and Foghat; Smooth Jazz sensation Eric Darius and chart-topping blues band The Lee Boys.
In addition to the music, award-winning grilling teams from across the nation boasting titles and awards such as “Greatest Ribs in America”, “Golden Ribs Award”, “Best Sauce in the Nation” and numerous “People’s Choice Awards” will have their BBQ Pits “smoking” and are ready to defend their titles. Featured at this year’s event will be the Carolina Rib King who recently won 1st place on the TLC network’s extremely popular show BBQ Pitmasters. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.gulfcoastribfest.com and at participating Walgreens stores.
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