Barbeque, music, and brews are the perfect recipe for good times, and you can enjoy all three in abundance at the Ribs, Rhythm, & Brews Fest this month.
When and Where
The festival will occur on Saturday, August 24 in downtown Sycamore. It will run that evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The festival footprint will cover Elm Street from California Street to Somonauk Street.
Food, Drink, and Music
The night’s festivities will begin when the Mr. Meyers band takes the stage. Returning after their festival debut last year, the band will warm up the assembled crowd with reggae, calypso, Caribbean rock, and a decidedly Buffett-esque beachy style. Later in the night, live music will come courtesy of Back Country Roads, whose set includes a multitude of top 40 country covers, some classics, as well as a few originals to strut their own songwriting prowess. DJ Toxic of Behind the Beats Productions will be present as well, spinning tracks to mark his third year at the festival.
Bring an appetite, because meat is on the menu, and various vendors will be barbequing ribs in abundance. Award-winning cooks from near and far will serve up their own takes on the delicious dish. They’re cooking to compete for top honors, and by the end of the night, judges will declare a winner. Cooking ribs can become highly nuanced art, and every cook has their own unique approach, so the winner could be anyone’s guess. It may be wise to save room to sample everyone’s offerings to see if you agree with the judges’ final call. You may recall that last year’s winner was Sycamore’s own Tom and Jerry’s with Catering by Diann.
Booths will also serve a range of tasty side dishes to accompany the ribs. Nothing goes with barbeque like beer, and if you’re so inclined, you’ll have plenty of options to quench your thirst. Libations will come courtesy of craft breweries from around the region. You’ll also find a selection of domestic beers at the ready.
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