Jul 06 2019
Naperville Ribfest: Bad Company

Naperville Ribfest: Bad Company

Presented by Naperville Exchange Club at Knoch Park

Naperville’s Ribfest is truly all right in terms of its last night at Knoch Park in Naperville, Illinois.  The Exchange Club of Naperville will close out a legendary 32-year 4th of July weekend presence on Saturday, July 6th, with one of the most acclaimed bands of the rock era on the Navistar Main Stage.  “Classic rock and roll put Naperville Ribfest on the map for Chicagoland music festivals,” says Sandy Rocush, Ribfest 2019 co-chair along with Pete Paulsen:  “There’s no better way to celebrate an enduring philanthropic music event than to host Bad Company. Paulsen explains, “Ribfest will have a new home in 2020, and this final night at Knoch Park, we want to rock out and remember all the good times.  We explored other genres and other artists, but Bad Company is just ideal.  We’re excited.”

About Bad Company

One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England’s Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock ‘n’ roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of

some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Band Company is led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock ‘n ‘ roll and a huge songwriting talent.

Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free’s impressive five-year run, a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free’s minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free’s dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, “All Right Now,” one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded.

About Ribfest

This year’s lineup for Ribfest 2019 on the Navistar Main Stage includes Billy Idol with opening act Living Colour July 3rd, Flo Rida, KC and The Sunshine Band, with fireworks by Meijer on July 4th, and Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser and Naperville native Joe Hanson on July 5th.  Opening acts for July 6th will be announced soon. Tickets are available at ribfest.net. This year’s grand sponsors include ABC7 Chicago, Navistar, Meijer, Naperville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, Jewel- Osco, Nathan’s Famous Beef Franks, Pella, Gnarly Head, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Guaranteed Rate, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, Euclid Beverage, D&J Amusements, Jeep, RAM, Groot Industries, and 95.9 The River.

About Exchange Club of Naperville and Ribfest

Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national program—the Prevention of Child Abuse.  Exchange Club of Naperville chartered in 1987.  Mission-driven and volunteer run, Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is a premier Midwestern 4th of July concert series and celebration. Ribfest, in its 32nd year, now draws more than 150,000 visitors annually.  Net proceeds from Ribfest directly support 50+ agencies that work tirelessly to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence in all forms. To date, Exchange has donated over $17.5 million to these agencies.

Gates open at 12pm July 3rd for the absolute best midwestern 4th of July outdoor concert series.

 

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Here’s the deal. It’s a great deal. Think of it as FREE customized transport to Ribfest. In June, check ribfest.net for the 2019 free parking & free shuttle information. TL/DR: Not a lot of close-in parking.

What can I bring into the event?

Yourself. If you’re general admission, bring a chair and blanket. Bring a hat, sunscreen and one 1-liter bottle of water per guest. We LOVE babies. Strollers, wagons and baby food are just dandy. No coolers, outside food or beverage (except as noted above). Leave Fido at home. No weapons or fireworks. No zombies.

Kids’ Admission

North Park Access (where the Navistar Main Stage is located)

General admission which includes access to the North (Navistar Main Stage) and South Parks: All patrons ages 2+ need a ticket.

Front of Stage: Not recommended for children.

VIP ticket: Children 11& under admitted free to North Park and VIP area plus South Park when accompanied by an adult with VIP admission.

Skybox: All patrons ages 2+ need a ticket.

South Park (no access to Navistar Main Stage)

Children 11 and under are admitted to the South Park free when accompanied by an adult.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Ticket questions? tickets@ribfest.net

General questions? info@ribfest.net

Want to be a sponsor or have a product activation at Ribfest? sponsors@ribfest.net

What’s the refund policy?

You will be purchasing a ticket to an outdoor, charitable event in a temporary setting. In the event of any closures or non-performance by artists, all sales remain final. Thank you for supporting our mission and thank you for understanding.

About Exchange Club of Naperville and Ribfest

Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national program—the Prevention of Child Abuse.  Exchange Club of Naperville chartered in 1987.  Mission-driven and volunteer run, Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is a premier Midwestern 4th of July concert series and celebration. Ribfest, in its 32nd year, now draws more than 150,000 visitors annually.  Net proceeds from Ribfest directly support 50+ agencies that work tirelessly to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence in all forms. To date, Exchange has donated over $17.5 million to these agencies.

Admission Info

$30 – $250

Dates & Times

2019/07/06 - 2019/07/06

Additional time info:

Please check the website to confirm times.

Location Info

Knoch Park

Naperville, IL 60540