A Party with a Purpose

You spoke and we’re listening. We are changing the format of the event and negotiating with venues to bring you a new and improved Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. Therefore, we have decided not to host an event this year in order to plan appropriately and solicit additional sponsorships. We will have an even better festival in Spring 2019.

Opening Night Special deals!

Friday Night “Happy Hour Specials” include:

FREE admission from 5pm-7pm! Admission is only $5 beginning at 7pm. Children 10 & under FREE.

FREE sides with meat purchase at any of our competing Rib Team Vendors from 5pm – 7pm. Side Orders

Fireworks Show by Zambelli Fireworks at 8:15pm! Zambelli Fireworks

Live entertainment featuring Reggae Band Jah Movement (6:30pm) followed by Powerful Blues Artist Lauren Mitchell at 8:30pm!

8:30 PM - Lauren Mitchell Band.

Lauren Mitchell

8:15 PM - Fireworks Show by Zambelli Fireworks.

Zambelli Fireworks

6:00 PM - Jah Movement Reggae Band

Jah Movement Reggae Band


Please consider volunteering your time at the 10th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribs Music Fest. You will not only have fun volunteering at the event, but are able to stay before and after your shifts to enjoy the music and food. It will truly be a great weekend!
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“Greatest Ribs in America”, “Golden Ribs Award”, “Best Sauce in the Nation” and numerous “People’s Choice Awards” are just a few of the Titles and Awards, the attending Rib Masters share amongst them. Last year’s winners of the “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” Awards will attend again and are ready to defend their titles.

Kids Fest

Families will find plenty to do and will enjoy Games, Rides, Prizes, Thrill Shows, and Live Entertainment in our Interactive Kid’s Fun Zone.


Read what The Sarasota Post had to say about last year's event.


Don’t miss your opportunity to place your products and services in front of the THOUSANDS that will attend Gulf Coast Rhythm and Ribs Music Fest. Sponsorship levels range from $500 up to $20,000 and we can even customize a sponsorship package that is perfect for your company!

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