Friday June 21st, 2013
Stratford Blues & RibFest
William Allman Arena
15 Morenz Dr, Stratford ON
The Blues and Ribfest nurtured a relationship with the Ontario Pork Congress to create a week-long celebration of Pork incorporating Music and BBQ, part of what Stratford Tourism Alliance is now branding Pork Month.
Kicking off with huge draw at Stratford Blues and Ribfest is the Celebrity Rib Tasting where the professional ribbers vie to impress local celebrity judges at 4:30 PM, Allman Arena, Friday the 21st.
Following the tasting, live entertainment commences free of charge to the public all weekend long on two stages at Allman Arena and Veteran’s Drive Bandshell. At 9 PM Friday the 21st is the newly announced musical addition of Blue Rodeo, Canada's own Multi Juno Award winning band. Their performance is in support of fund raising for a proposed children's Splash Pad in Stratford. Tickets for Blue Rodeo are $50 on line or $55.00 at the door
The Splash Pad in Stratford will play a much broader role in the health, fitness and well being of community. A splash pad will provide hours of safe water fun to thousands of young children and families in the area of Anne Hathaway Park at the corner of Downie Street and Bruce Street.
COME EARLY AND ENJOY THE RIBS!
Festival Grounds open: 4:00 pm
Arena entry for Blue Rodeo concert: 8:30 pm
Show time: 9:30 pm
Concert $50.00 + applicable service fee