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Saturday Entertainment Lineup for Wichita Ribfest Announced

(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG Wichita, in conjunction with Journal Broadcast Group, announced the Wichita Ribfest lineup for Saturday, May 17 of the festival. The Let it Ride Tour Pre-Party with Brian Davis, presented by Today’s KFDI 101.3, is set for 5:00pm, prior to the Brantley Gilbert concert at INTRUST Bank Arena. Headlining the night afterwards will be local favorite and 80’s rock tribute band Paramount. Additional acts taking to the Ribfest stage on Saturday, May 17 include local bands Rain, Timmy Jonas & the Whiskey Militia and Rock Garden.

Concerts are included with event admission which is a one-time fee of $5 per person and includes entry for all three days of the festival, with children 5 and under admitted for free. Advance tickets are available but not required and admission wristbands will be sold at the entry gate all three days. Guests interested in purchasing admission wristbands in advance can do so at the INTRUST Bank Arena box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Guests can enjoy $2 lunch admission Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., courtesy of Go Wichita. Admission will be free on Saturday to Brantley Gilbert ticket holders for the concert at INTRUST Bank Arena that night and military personnel with ID can enjoy buy one get one free admission. On Sunday, admission will be free to guests with a 2014 Riverfest button. Admission allows entrance into Wichita Ribfest and includes entertainment. Ribs, barbeque and other food items and beverages are available for purchase. Some activities will require an additional fee. Hours for the event are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Wichita Ribfest is an outdoor festival featuring award-winning barbeque and music. Other aspects of the event include a beer garden, a kid’s play-area, Pepsi Sports Zone, local vendors and more. Media sponsors for the event include Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Journal Broadcast Group, Connoisseur Media, KSN, Atomic Enterprises and the Wichita Eagle. Other festival sponsors include Printing Inc., Hyatt Regency Wichita, Cox Business, ServiceMaster, Kansas Golf & Turf, House of Schwan, Cessna and All Things Barbecue.

For additional information on Wichita Ribfest including entertainment and activity schedules, visit Stay connected with the festival on social media through Facebook or Twitter.


11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Classic Car Show (Registrations still being accepted)
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cornhole Tournament (Full)
11:00 a.m. - Home Depot Kid's Workshop
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Kid’s Play Zone
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Rain
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Timmy Jonas & the Whiskey Militia
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Let it Ride Tour Pre-Party with Brian Davis
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Rock Garden
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Paramount

Brian Davis’ style is writing great rockers and party anthems full of hot screaming guitar, booming bass and thumping drums. Sometimes. On the other hand, his style is also writing emotive ballads laden with picturesque lyrics that twist and turn phrases to carry the listener on a musical journey of their own or Brian’s life. Those…those are best interpreted by Brian’s pure masculine baritone and an acoustic guitar. So, it’s really not a case of having to force himself on anyone. It’s more like, “If you build it, they will come.” If you write great songs, make great music and sing from your heart, they will come. And they have most definitely come. From playing all over his home state of North Carolina, to opening for pal and frequent co-writer Brantley Gilbert on the Hell On Wheels tour—last year and this year, Brian has taken his brand of rockin’ country music from a regional to a national level. His Tarheel fans are sitting back enjoying knowing that they saw the evolution of one of the hottest new artists in the format, while new fans are digging voraciously into his catalog that is already six albums deep.


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