NW Ohio Rib Off Scheduled for This Weekend

Daily Dose  |  08/12/2019 2:00 pm

The Blade’s 36th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off is August 16-18 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee, Ohio. Gates open at noon each day.

Performers at this year's Rib Off, presented by Dunn Chevy Buick, will be Justin Moore, Night Ranger, and Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band.

On Friday, August 16, country artist Justin Moore kicks off the weekend, performing music from his fifth studio album “Late Nights and Longnecks” including the single “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” Moore’s previous album “Kinda Don’t Care” was his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and featured chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” He has seven No. 1 singles including “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” Adam Hambrick will be the opening act for Moore. Hambrick, a singer/songwriter, has penned two No. 1 hits — Dan + Shay’s “How Not To” and Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will” – plus Lindsay Ell’s Top 40 single “Waiting On You.” His debut album “All You, All Night, All Summer” includes the single “Rockin’ All Night Long.”

Saturday, August 17, the popular ’80s rock band Night Ranger takes the stage. With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, Night Ranger epitomizes the arena rock sound and style. The group shot to fame with a string of best-selling albums including “Dawn Patrol,” and “Midnight Madness” and had numerous hit singles including the power ballad “Sister Christian.” Toledo’s own R.M.O. (Rock’s Main Objective) opens for Night Ranger. The hard rock group has opened for several national acts including Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, LA Guns, Wreking Crue - The Motley Crue Experience, Thunderstruck AC/DC Tribute, The Iron Maidens band, and Watershed.

Sunday, August 18, is Family Day, sponsored by Appliance Center. Hotel California will recreate the legendary sound of The Eagles, one of the most popular bands in rock history. DJ Rob Sample will provide music from noon to 4 p.m. Family Day activities include Little Blessings Farm, Team Johnson’s arcade bus, a rock-climbing wall courtesy of the U.S. Army, and a kid zone featuring inflatables and face painting. Admission on Sunday is free. All-day wristbands for children 12-and-under are just $5.

As always, plenty of mouth-watering ribs will be available from local, state and national pit masters. The event is part of the National Barbecue Cookers Association. All NBCA members are certified Food Safety Professionals. Tickets for the Northwest Ohio Rib Off are available at etix.com, Stranahan Theater box office, all Tireman locations, and Buckeye Broadband stores or at the gates the day of the event.  More information about The Blade's 36th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off can be found at www.nworiboff.com.