The 17th Annual Ribs R&B Music Festival Festival | Aug. 10th-12th, 2012

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17th Annual Ribs R&B Music Festival
Aug. 10-12

Ribs R&B Music Festival on the Beautiful Riverfront Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit

World class entertainment kicks off on Friday with Ralphe Armstrong and Kimmie Horne

Headlining the weekend, Detroit’s own LJ Reynolds will be singing all the hits with a special appearance by THE DRAMATICS on Saturday night

Platinum selling R&B Star “AL B SURE” takes the stage on Sunday

Straight Ahead with Sax player Yancyy will take the stage on Sunday

A Tribute to the Great Whitney Houston will take place Saturday & Sunday with cast members and musicians from the motion picture Sparkle!

DETROIT, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — There will be lots of great food in Downtown Detroit with barbeque ribbers from across the United States.  Detroit will have the best barbeque this side of the Mississippi Aug. 10-12.  On Sunday, Aug. 12, chefs from around the country will smoke, grill and season ribs to perfection during the tasty Rib Cook Off.  This year, 15 grillers will compete for the Best Ribs and Best Sauce title. Each winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.  The 17th Annual Ribs ‘n’ Soul has a new name — Ribs R&B Music Festival.

On Sunday, the Gospel Showcase will be from noon-3 p.m., while R&B and jazz will be from 4 p.m.-midnight. The Ribs R&B Music Festival will also feature a Health Expo, Art on the River, an African village, a Business Expo and Kid’s Zone. Preferred seating and VIP tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday shows.

For more information, contact Johnnie Washington at or visit

Festival hours:


11am – Midnight

Saturday and Sunday

Noon – Midnight  

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