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Craig Campbell Announced as Wichita Ribfest Headliner

SMG Wichita, in conjunction with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, announced the Wichita Ribfest headliner for Friday, May 16 of the festival. National country artist Craig Campbell, presented by 102.1 The Bull, is set to headline Friday night. Additional acts taking to the Ribfest stage on Friday, May 16 include local bands Haywired, Blue Eyed Soul, Outlaws Inc and Tornado Rose.

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 sponsorship and vendor opportunities, visit Stay connected with the festival on social media through Facebook or Twitter.

CRAIG CAMPBELL Campbell became one of the most successful new artists of 2011 when his debut album was released and spawned the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It,” accompanied by some very creative videos. He continues that tradition with “Outta My Head,” in which he takes on the challenge of acting for the first time, playing a dual role in the mind-bending new video. First single “Family Man” was a top 15 hit and featured in HBO’s “True Blood,” while “Fish” has sold a quarter of a million downloads. Campbell’s new CD, Never Regret, is a twelve song set that solidifies Campbell’s standing as country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist with hits like “Keep Them Kisses Comin.’”


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