August 26/27 2016

Davenport, Iowa

August 26/27 2016

Davenport, Iowa

River Roots Live

Friday & Saturday // August 26 & 27
11am - Midnight
Admission to Ribfest is FREE

The Details

Way back in 2007, we had the brilliant idea to merge two of our best festivals into one big party. We’re happy to say that once again, Ribfest’s mouth-watering and award-winning ribs will be available at River Roots Live!

This isn’t your neighbors BBQ. Our vendors travel the nation and represent the top tier of professional BBQ cookers in the U.S. BBQ doesn’t get much better than this, folks!


We have mad respect for all of the foodies that come down to place a vote for their favorite BBQ! If you are coming downtown just to eat BBQ, access to Ribfest is available for free and located near Harrison Street and Beiderbecke

You will not need a ticket to River Roots Live to eat BBQ - but if you want access to the live music stages, save a few bucks & go purchase tickets in advance! 

Rib Vendors

For true BBQ enthusiasts, we encourage you to try a variety of vendors. River Roots Live Ribfest is a serious competition and we need your taste buds to help select the winner! The Ribfest trophy is a coveted prize, plus the winner receives extra moolah and bragging rights!  Winners are announced on Saturday afternoon and then their lines get ridiculously long, so get your BBQ fix early on! You can find ballots and return them to any beverage tent at the festival.

2016 Rib Vendors:

Austin's Texas Lightning >>

Chicago BBQ Company >>

Big Boned BBQ >>

Smokin Butt BBQ >>

Porky Chicks

Carolina Rib King