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The Elk + Elk Rib Burn Off in
Downtown Willoughby is back for 2023!

MAY 20th 12PM-10PM  //  MAY 21st 12PM-8PM

Join us for the 10th Annual Rib Burn Off!

Taking place in historic Downtown Willoughby, home to many festivals and attractions, including a car cruise-in, ghost walk, food festivals, arts fest – and of course, the annual Rib Burn Off taking place on Erie Street! This quaint strip of eateries, boutiques, antique shops, arts, bars, and culture is the perfect setting for a serious delish stick-to-your-ribs experience.

This event has become a Cleveland staple, with this year being the biggest, bringing you more things to do than ever before:

> Entertainment galore with Regional, National, and Local Bands

> Bring your pets and share our APA Dog Area with them

> There’s an area to satisfy your inner child with a Video Gaming Bus, Axe Throwing, Mechanical Bull Riding, a Hi-Striker bell ringer to display feats of strength, and a Pull-Up Bar Competition (sponsored by the Marines) with a prize package for the highest number of pull-ups over the weekend, awarded in various age groups. And, of course, there’ll be special bounce houses for actual children.

> It wouldn’t be a complete food lover’s event without a Beer Garden featuring the best National, Regional, and Local Brews available.

> There will be tasty Chef Demonstrations along with judging of the best ribs around.

> Your safety is our top priority, with shuttles from various locations provided if you plan on drinking.

> One or 2-Day VIP passes can be purchased offering: tented area catered with local restaurant bites, five (5) drink tickets, an incredible view of the National Stage, and the ultimate VIP treatment including a Meet & Greet with the bands! It sounds like a decadent and delicious experience to us!

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Live Music

Main Stage Performers

Saturday, 05/20:

Ted Riser // 1:00pm
Revival ABB // 3:00pm
The Marshall Tucker Band // 7:30pm

Sunday, 05/21:

Flannel Planet // 12:30pm
Sunset BLVD // 3:00pm
Stephen Pearcy // 6:00pm

Frank & Tony’s Stage Performers

Saturday, 05/20:

Kevin Conway // 1:00-2:00pm
Jack McLaughlin and the Optimists // 2:30-4:00pm
Great River Revival // 4:30-6:00pm
Jesters Revenge // 7:00-8:30pm

Sunday, 05/21:

Dear Jimmy Band // 12:30-2:00pm
Rockport // 2:30-4:00pm
Merch and Spice // 4:30-6:00pm

Wild Goose Stage Performers

Saturday, 05/20:

Alex Zinni Trio // 12:30-2:00pm
Surfside Band // 2:30-4:00pm
Phil-n-the Blanks // 4:30-6:00pm
Super Bad // 6:30-8:00pm

Sunday, 05/21:

Tom McCrone // 1:00-2:00pm
Myth & Company // 2:30-4:00pm
Dan McCoy & 2 8s // 5:00-6:30pm

Performing Artists


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W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

An Event Benefiting W.A.G.S. 4 Kids providing mobility, autism + mental health service dogs for children throughout Northeast + Central Ohio utilizing an award-winning cell dog training program