Big Red Rib & Music Festival Information


ATTENTION: The Big Red Rib & Music Festival is taking a one-year hiatus in the spring of 2016.

We are looking forward to great times on the Great Lawn again in the spring of 2017. Thank you to all that have enjoyed the first five years of the Big Red Rib & Music Festival.

Below is information about the 2015 Big Red Rib & Music Festival.

Click here for main stage lineup.


Great Lawn @ Sportsman's Park
University of Phoenix Stadium
One Cardinals Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Dates & Event Hours
Thursday, April 30, 5:00PM - 9:00PM (Cardinals Draft Party)
Friday, May 1, 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday, May 2, 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday, May 3, 12:00PM - 9:30PM

Plenty of Free parking available at University of Phoenix Stadium.
To view parking map, click here.

Event Map
To view map, click here.


Rib Teams

Click here for more information on each participant.

Porky Chicks BBQ - Fayetteville, AR

Southwest BBQ/Coyote Roadhouse - Chicago, IL - AWARDS - WEBSITE

Texas Thunder BBQ - Phillips, TX- AWARDS - WEBSITE

Chicago BBQ - Bolingbrook, IL - AWARDS - WEBSITE

Uncle Bub's BBQ - Westmont, IL - WEBSITE

Just North of Memphis BBQ - Annandale, MN - WEBSITE


Main Stage Headliners
Friday, May 1 – Beatlemania Live!

Fifty years ago one of the greatest groups of all time arrived in the United States and changed music forever. Beatlemania Live has four complete, authentic costume changes to accompany the music from every memorable era: Ed Sullivan, Shea Stadium, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. Over 35 of your favorite songs will be performed during this 2-hour show!
To purchase reserved seating for Beatlemania Live!, click here.





Saturday, May 2 – KC & The Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago. Harry  Wayne  Casey – KC  for  short –developed  a  unique  fusion  of  R&B  and  funk,  with  a  hint  of  a  Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “GET DOWN TONIGHT”, “THAT‟S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)”and “SHAKE YOUR BOOTY.”. With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70‟s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.
To purchase reserved seating for KC & The Sunshine Band, click here.



Sunday, May 3 – Tigrillo Palma

El Tigrillo Palma is a regional Mexican artist from Sinaloa who specializes in corridos. He scored his first major hit with the narcocorrido "Los Chiquinarcos" in 2006. Originally featured on the album Pistiando con la Plebada (2006), the song was reissued by Univision on a number of subsequent compilation albums, among them the best-of collections Joyas de Coleccion (2007) and Los Corridos Favoritos del Jefe (2008).
To purchase reserved seating for Tigrillo Palma, click here.






Event Schedule
Thursday, April 30 - Free Admission (Cardinals Spring Tailgate)
Friday, May 1 - General Admission tickets required for entry
Saturday, May 2 - General Admission tickets required for entry
Sunday, May 3 – General Admission tickets required for entry

General Admission Ticket Prices (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
$9.00 - Adult, General Admission
$5.00 - Seniors, General Admission (60 & Older)
$5.00 - Active & Retired Military, General Admission
Free - Children, General Admission (12 & Under)
Advance tickets available at University of Phoenix Stadium Ticket office or at the Great Lawn on event day.

Main Stage Reserved Seats
Reserved seats are a great way to ensure you have the best view of the headlining acts at the Big Red Rib and Music Festival. Reserved seat tickets also include general admission event entry. Click on the link below to be directed to the specific TicketMaster page:

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