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Tinley Park Ribfest coming July 1-4

Get those bibs ready, because the Tinley Park Ribfest is coming to town!

The Village is excited to announce a partnership with Event Wiz Inc. to bring the four-day Ribfest to Tinley Park from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 in the south parking lot at the 80th Avenue train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave.

Featuring delicious ribs, a stellar lineup of great bands, a kids carnival, free parking, a fireworks show on July 4 and much more, Tinley Park Ribfest 2023 will be a family friendly good time that will equal the very best of the Village’s events! Click on the below map to see a larger version of it.

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So tell me more about these ribs!
Tinley Park Ribfest will have all sorts of mouth-watering ribs for sale from some of the nation’s best restaurants! Get a slab of ribs from:

  • Austin’s Texas Lightning
  • Chicago BBQ
  • Armadillo’s BBQ
  • Aussom Aussie
  • Howling Coyote
  • Blazin Broncos
  • Branding Iron

Tinley Park Ribfest will also include great food from local favorites Durbin’s Pizza, the Open Bottle and Union Bar and Grill, plus a Fire Café featuring Maja’s Ice Cream, Pineapple Shop, Helen’s Kitchen and the Lemonade Stand. Be sure to come hungry!

How do I get there?
Free parking will be available in the north parking lot at the 80th Avenue train station. Parking also will be available at the Oak Park Avenue train station, with a free shuttle service available to take visitors to and from the event. Shuttles will run from 2 to 10:30 p.m. each day. Handicap parking will be available in the south entrance of the 80th Avenue train station on Timber Drive.

Those interested in taking the train to Tinley Park Ribfest are invited to see the Metra schedule so they can plan their trip accordingly.

Where can I get tickets?
Get your Tinley Park Ribfest tickets online at! Single-day admission is just $10 per person online and $15 at the gate. Admission is free for children age three and younger! You can also save a few bucks by purchasing a Family Pack of six tickets for $50 for single-day admission.

Are you a Tinley Park resident? If so, we’ve got great news! All Tinley Park residents who provide proof of residency will get free admission on Tuesday, July 4. Scroll down to learn more about all the fun things planned for that day.

Please note that food, drinks and children’s ride tickets will be sold separately. There will also be bag checks and metal detectors at all entrances, and all visitors age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult age 21 or older.

Please keep in mind that the following are not allowed within the event perimeter:

  • Bike riding
  • Rollerblading
  • Skateboarding
  • Unauthorized vehicles
  • Concealed Carry
  • Coolers
  • Large bags
For more information, including tickets and pricing, please call EventWiz at (630) 930-4456 or email

You mentioned something about music?
Each day of Tinley Park Ribfest will be chock-full of great music. There are so many great choices, why not check out them all?

EliminatorSaturday, July 1

How Rude [2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.]
How Rude brings you all the best '90s hits, from pop to grunge. Get ready for an afternoon of singalongs and nostalgia!

Eliminator [5 p.m. to 7 p.m.]
Eliminator (pictured) recreates the complete ZZ Top concert experience and is regarded as one of the most authentic tributes to Billy Gibbons and the boys!

Austin Edwards [7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.]
Austin Edwards appeared on "America's Got Talent" in 2020 and has shared the stage with some of the music industry’s greatest talents, including Blake Shelton, David Allan Coe and Cheap Trick.

kashmir_with_titleSunday, July 2

Wall of Denial [2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.]
Get your air guitar ready, because Wall of Denial is Chicago's premier Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, delivering all the goods and special nuances you'd expect!

Kashmir [5 p.m. to 7 p.m.]
Kashmir (pictured) recreates a Led Zeppelin show using vintage stage gear, costumes and special effects. Come out to hear music from Zep's entire catalog!

Eric Chesser [7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.]
Eric Chesser has shared the stage with top country stars such as Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Sam Hunt. Eric's style of contemporary and traditional country music will have you wanting more!

Revisiting CreedenceMonday, July 3

The Red Roses [2 p.m. to 4 p.m.]
The Red Roses perform the alternative and indie hits that Millennials grew up on. Angular guitars, buzzy synths, sweaty beats and soaring vocals, all brought to the stage with edgy passion and authenticity.

Beggars Banquet [4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.]
Beggars Banquet visually and aurally recreates the look and sound of the Rolling Stones by playing, dressing, moving and looking just like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company!

Revisiting Creedence [8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.]
The members of Revisiting Creedence (pictured) toured the world with original Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford in Creedence Clearwater Revisited. That makes Revisiting Creedence the only band in the world with the heritage, experience and dedication to honor the musical legacy of CCR accurately and authentically. Come out to hear all your favorite Creedence songs, from "Proud Mary" and "Suzie Q" to "Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop the Rain."

TUESDAY, JULY 4: An Independence Day to remember!
The fun gets cranked to 11 on Tuesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day! In addition to all the fun listed below, everyone is welcome to come out for a grand fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. There will be an area for people to set up blankets and lawn chairs outside the event, so even if you aren’t planning on attending Ribfest, you can still enjoy the show! Please note that this event will not take place at Freedom Park.

Fireworks ResizedLIVE MUSIC

The Walk-Ins [2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.]
The Walk-ins are one of the most versatile full-service bands in Chicago. They don't use pre-recorded tracks, so everything is 100% live!

Freebyrd [5 p.m. to 7 p.m.]
Freebyrd performs all of the songs you know and love from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the greatest southern rock band of all time. Freebyrd captures the talent and showmanship of Skynyrd like no other!

American Pie [7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.]
American Pie performs Americana and other acoustic-driven rock! Come out to hear hits from Mumford and Sons, the Dave Matthews Band, the Zac Brown Band, the Lumineers, Vampire Weekend and more!


  • Dave Fleming (stilt walker/balloon animals) – 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Ms. Jamie’s Farm (children’s entertainer) – 4 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Scott Ingerson (children’s entertainer) – 5:15 to 6 p.m.
  • The Great Boodini (children’s entertainer, magician) – 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Remember, there is FREE ADMISSION for Tinley Park residents on July 4 with proof of residency!

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page is subject to change.