A plate of ribs

CLEVELAND -- If you like ribs, rides and rock-n-roll, there’s a great event waiting for you during the Memorial Day weekend. The ribs are tasty, the rides are free and rock-n-roll is pure Cleveland. This is the 23rd year for Cleveland's biggest and best Barbeque Party.

Ribs, rides and rock-and-roll

Ribs: Live Nation, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and other sponsors bring you Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off ® and Music Festival, May 23-26, 2014, at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse, next to Nautica, on the west bank of the Flats.

Free rides: Persons heading to and from the cook-off can ride any Rapid line free to the Settlers Landing Station on the Waterfront Line. From there, it is a short walk to Nautica. All free rides are underwritten by Live Nation, Jacobs Entertainment and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Rock-n-Roll:  All musical entertainment will be listed here.


Festival: Noon-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Noon-8 p.m. Monday. Friday admission is $1 all day. Free admission until 3 p.m. S aturday and Sunday.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, with the last admission at 4 p.m.

Waterfront Line: On Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May 23-25, the Waterfront Line will offer extended hours. The last eastbound Green Line train is scheduled to leave Settler's Landing at 11:56 p.m. The last eastbound Blue Line train is scheduled to leave Settler's Landing at 12:11 a.m. On Monday, May 26, the Waterfront Line will operate normal Sunday/holiday hours, which will cover all hours the event is open.

Thank the sponsors

Marc's Great American Rib Cookoff ® and Music Festival is produced by Live Nation and presented by Fox 8 and Bud Light. There are 32 associate sponsors, including RTA.

Free rides are underwritten by Live Nation and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Marc's is the signature sponsor.

To purchase tickets

  • Rib Cook-Off Box Office, 216-622-6557, during event hours

Plan a Trip

(e.g. Hopkins Airport)
(e.g. Rivergate Park)

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