Caseville Ribstock 2016

14th Annual Caseville Ribstock Fires Up the Start to Summer

Today starts the unofficial start to summer in the Upper Thumb. With the COVID-19 pandemic waiting folks are starting to feel comfortable about getting out to events. The rib cook-off begins today with the winner being announced this evening in the Amphitheater.

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Ribstock – The Unofficial Start of Summer in Caseville

Officially summer starts with the summer solstice on June 21st. Caseville Ribstock allows the folks and visitors in Caseville to welcome the start of the summer with a huge rib cook-off starting in late June. It’s a huge BBQ and country music festival that draws smoked rib and brisket fans from all over the state. The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Caseville County Park. Live entertainment begins at 7 pm Friday night and Saturday with blues and country acts from all over Michigan. The RibStock Cook-Off winner will be announced between acts. The wonderful smell of BBQ cooking over hardwood hangs over town during the event. Back in 2018 over 20,000 ribs were sold.

Ribstock Event Schedule

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Ribs on the Grill – Yum!

This is the 14th year of the early summer festival. Check out the complete list of events at the Caseville Chamber of Commerce.

Other events include Introduction to Kiteboarding, 6th Annual Blue Collar Cornhole Tournament, Children Face Painting & Balloon Twister, Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons & Session, Moonlight Shopping, and of course, live entertainment.

Caseville Ribstock Entertainment

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The entertainment is a wonderful mix of county music. Past years included performances from Kaitlyn Barbee, Billy Gunther, Dani Vitany and David Shelby

Friday, June 24th

2012 Caseville Ribstock

Festival buttons are available to allow entrance to all six country performers as well as other events throughout the weekend. The best practice is to bring your own blanket and chairs and set up a spat for evening viewing. All seating is general admission with the button. Music is in the Caseville County Park Amphitheater.

Friday Evening at 7 pm

  • Billy Gunther & The Midwest Riders
  • Line Dancing Lessons with Judy Fleming
  • Country Music Festival- Family Tradition

Saturday Evening 7 pm

  • Country Music Festival- Kaylyn Pace
  • Line Dancing Lessons with Judy Fleming
  • Country Music Festival – Shiatown
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