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Rib & Wing Festival

Rib & Wing Festival

Seven Springs Mountain Resort presents the ninth annual Rib & Wing Festival on Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, 2018!

This saucy festival is the ultimate backyard barbecue! Dig into mouth-watering ribs and wings cooked up fresh by award-winning ribbers from all over the country, rock out to live musical entertainment, cool off at the beer garden, play some games in the Kids’ Zone, handmade crafts and more!

PLUS: At Seven Springs, you can amp up the fun with heart-racing zipline adventures, a guaranteed blast at sporting clays, breathtaking views at our mountain-top golf course, delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments and so much more!

Rib & Wing Festival Hours

  • – Friday, August 3, 2018 | 4 – 10 p.m.
  • – Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • – Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rib & Wing Festival Vendors

  • – Armadillo’s BBQ and Rib Company
  • – Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ
  • – Pigfoot BBQ
  • – Smokin Joe’s Hog Wild Barbecue
  • – Mojo’s

For more information about the Rib & Wing Festival Vendors, please click here.

Vendors are subject to change.

Rib & Wing Festival Entertainment

Friday, August 3, 2018

  • – Chase and the Barons | 4 – 6 p.m.
  • – Walk of Shame | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • – Bon Journey | 8:00 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • – Sweet Judys | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • – Brighton Boys | 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • – Jill West & Blues Attack | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • – Shot O Soul | 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • – The Hobbs Sisters | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • – Light Up the Moon | 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
  • – Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers | 8:15 – 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • – Match City | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • – Donnie Irish | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • – Scott, Rob and Greg of The Clarks | 3 – 5 p.m.

For more information about the Rib & Wing Festival Entertainment, please click here.

Entertainment is subject to change.

Overnight Lodging

Spend the weekend with us at Seven Springs on the Rib & Wing Festival Package! Overnight accommodations start at $215 per person.

Package Includes:

  • – Two nights of lodging
  • – Admission to all three days of the Rib & Wing Festival
  • – Breakfast each morning
  • – Access to the fitness center and all resort swimming pools, weather permitting

For more information or to make your reservations, please call (866) 437-1300.


Rib & Wing Festival Tickets



Per person

General Admission


Ages 11 & Under


Tickets are available at the main ticket gates located near the hotel and lower level of the ski lodge the day of the event.

Price does not include applicable taxes. Food and beverages are not included with admission.

Children ages 11 and under are free with a paying adult.

About The Rib & Wing Festival Vendors

Armadillo’s BBQ and Rib Company

Over 160 culinary awards, including Best Ribs & Sauce in America, reaffirm Armadillo’s BBQ and Rib Company’s dedication to bring you the very best. Our mobile equipment is state of the art yielding perfect barbecue every time. Weather it is a Big Texas style barbecue, a quaint little steak dinner, or everything in between; “It’s Available.”

Armadillo’s BBQ and Rib Company is the 2006/2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Champion for the Most Outstanding Ribs and BBQ Sauce. Along with our 160 Awards we were crowned Grand Champion of the Columbus Ribs and Jazz Festival 2006 and Grand Champion BBQ Sauce in the Great West Virginia Rib Cook Off “Huntington 2004, 2005 & 2006” “Best Ribs 2004 and 2005” plus many more!

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ

Basting mop clenched in one fist, steering wheel in the other, rolling cooking pit rattling behind, Butch Lupinetti is back on the road. His destination could be Chicago, Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids or anyplace in between. But the outcome will never change. Butch will pour sweat for 20 hours a day, standing in a cloud of wood smoke, exquisitely charring tons of pork ribs, beef briskets and chickens. When it’s over he’ll be loaded and rolling again; very likely with a huge trophy and a check.

Nationally Butch has been repeatedly recognized as one of America’s great barbecue chefs. Butch has been actively competing in competitions since 1992. He has won over 400 awards, including a Grand Champion win for the State of New Jersey – a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event, the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ and The Best In The West Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada, the super bowl of barbecue competition events, just to name a few. During those events, his sauce has won 1st place in contests such as the Great America Rib Cook-Off contest held in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2014, Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ won Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People’s Choice awards at the Seven Springs Rib & Wing Festival.

Pigfoot BBQ

Pigfoot BBQ Co. is owned by Jerry and Debbie Gibson. They started competing in Rib Cook-Offs in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio at the National Rib Cook-Off, which was the first Rib Cook-Off as we know them now. Jerry and Debbie began competing professionally in 1989 and have traveled the country from Florida to Toronto, as far west as St. Louis and as far east as Boston.

Along the way they have won over 250 Awards for Best Ribs and Sauce. Including seven time winner of the People’s Choice Award in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Best Ribs and Sauce National Ribfest, Naperville, Illinois; Peoples Choice Greatest Ribs in America, Cleveland, Ohio; Best Sauce and Ribs Twin Cities Ribfest; Best Ribs in Ohio six years straight and many more awards.

Smokin Joe’s Hog Wild Barbecue

Joe is a “barbequer” by choice. He loves the art of barbeque.

Joe retired from the State of Ohio in April 2003 with 30 years of service in the Food Service Department at the Richland Correctional Institution and started his business in June of the same year. Operating a barbeque business has always been what Joe wanted to do in retirement, and now he is “Living the Dream!” Smokin Joe’s Hog Wild Barbecue has participated in rib cook-offs in seven states: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and West Virginia. Our proudest award was Best Sauce in 2008 at the Naperville, IL Ribfest, notably the largest cook-off in the Midwest. We have won over 100 awards during the past eight years including: Best Ribs, Best Sauce, Best Brisket, and Best Beans in the Midwest.


Since our origination, we have been traveling around the country competing and winning at many of the major rib festivals. Although our specialty is our St. Louis style ribs, we are also famous for our pulled pork sandwiches. We offer three award winning sauces including “Hickory Lickin’,” “Smokin’” and our too hot for most, “Freakin’ Hot.” So, if you have never tried our BBQ, give us a taste and get your MOJO’S WORKIN!

About The Rib & Wing Festival Entertainment

Chase and the Barons

Chase and the Barons are bringing rock n’ roll back to the dance floor, emphasizing style and high-octane performances! This quintet plays a variety of original and covered material featuring layered vocals, dueling sax and guitar solos, and pocketed drum and bass grooves. This party band dresses loud and plays even louder.

Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame, from Pittsburgh, PA, is committed to playing all of your favorite songs to sing, dance, and drink along to. People always ask, “Hey, what does your band play?” and the answer that WoS gives is, “Well, what do YOU like? That’s what we play!”

It’s not uncommon to hear “Timber” followed by “Sweet Child of Mine” at a WoS show! The guys try to give something to everyone, and always take requests. Venues like working with the band because of their willingness to play whatever the patrons want to hear. The commitment to forging long-term relationships with places is what has made WoS one of the most sought after bands across the country.

Bon Journey

With over 400 shows played in 15 states since 2006, it’s America’s favorite original tribute to the iconic music of Bon Jovi and Journey. Covering the hits of two of the most popular American rock bands in history, the band quickly established itself as one of the premier party bands in the city and found success on the national level touring a variety of east coast cities and venues.

Sweet Judys

Sweet Judys is a Pittsburgh based tribute to the music and spirit of Crosby, Stills, and Nash (…and Young!). With rich harmonies and expert musicianship, Sweet Judys invite you to experience the songs of one of music’s most poetic and influential supergroups like never before. Sweet Judys features three talented women who have graced many stages across the country over the years. While each musician definitely stands on her own, they also possess true passion, knowledge, and respect for the art of three-part harmony. When looking for a way to combine their collective skills, the choice become immediately clear that they should honor the music of Crosby, Stills, and Nash in their own unique way.

The Brighton Boys

The Brighton Boys have been playing around the Beaver County and Pittsburgh area for three years. Since starting as a lounge band at restaurants, they have gone on the share the stage with big names like Donnie Iris and The Cruisers, and play venues such as Stage AE, Mr. Smalls, The Altar Bar and Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. They have built up their credibility as one of the top bands in the region. Their sound combines classic songs with a new fresh style that is popular today.

Jill West & Blues Attack

Jill West and Blues Attack, a Pittsburgh based blues band play their own style of hard edged blues with a guitar blast, in the tradition of the Vaughn brothers, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters. Lead by the dynamic vocals of Miss Jill West, Blues Attack has been igniting audiences all over the tri-state area as well as opening for many national acts. With the lightning lead guitar of Gregg Krupa, the incredibly creative keyboard playing of Sudden Steve Binsberger , and the thundering rhythm section of Nick Crano on drums and Hank Raffetto on bass, Blues Attack is a band to be reckoned with!

Shot O’ Soul

Formed in Feb 2008, Shot O’ Soul has evolved into one of the top blues bands in the Pittsburgh area. Shot O’ Soul has headlined some of the best stages in the area including Moondogs, Cefalo’s, The Baltimore House, Baja Bar at Fox Chapel Yacht Club, Sharpsburg Guyasuta Days, Millvale Days, Etna Community Park, and various private clubs and charity events. Shot O’ Soul placed 3rd in the 2009 Pittsburgh City Paper Best of the Burgh readers poll in the category of Best Blues Band. A real achievement after so little time on the local scene and a testimony to the enjoyment that Shot O’ Soul brings to it’s audiences! Now featuring it’s most talented lineup since it’s formation, Shot O’ Soul are ready to make their mark on the local Pittsburgh live music scene. This band, fronted by it’s 2 outstanding male and female vocalists and an excellent song selection of original songs and classic favorites, is giving Pittsburgh music fans the best 1-2 vocal punch in the area! Come on out and see for yourself why “everything in life needs a Shot O’ Soul”.

The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage. Whether headlining shows in the Pittsburgh tri-state area or opening for national acts such as Brett Eldredge, The Swon Brothers and more, they are making a name for themselves as both singers and entertainers. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters have created a sound that is all their own.

Light Up The Moon

This Pennsylvania Pop, Rock, Dance Party Band formed in 2016 brings New Blood to clubs, casinos and special events. Each member is a vocalist and with 3 lead vocalists expect a variety of front man personalities and great harmonies. The strong rhythm section is augmented with great sequencing of keyboard parts. The band has New School and Old School sound with a repertoire of some of the greatest dance hits of today and the last three decades. Light Up the Moon is an illuminating experience.

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

From the Iron City Houserockers of 1979 to the current incarnation of The Houserockers, this band has always been one of America’s hardest working rock and roll bands. A Rolling Stone review once echoed the words “they are up there with Springsteen, Petty and Seger”. Pretty good company, don’t you think?! From Love’s So Tough to A Good Life, the band has changed but the music remains true to their Pittsburgh, Steeltown roots! Hard edged, rock and roll with fine lyrics from the ringmaster, Mr. Joe Grushecky. More than just a “bar band”, a Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers show is one of the best shows you will see, hands down! And here are the guys that are currently making it happen.

Match City

Match City was created for one common purpose; to bring meticulous attention to their level of professionalism, energy, and personality to every show they play. The members of Match City have all had their hand in the club and wedding music scene for years and know what buyers are looking for. A high-energy show full of fun recognizable and current songs that will keep you on the dance floor and at the bar the entire night.

Although the band originates from Cleveland, OH, Match City was bred out of a chance meeting at Put-In-Bay, a popular island town an hour west. Calen Savidge was playing an afternoon acoustic set when drummer Dan Edmondson (Trailer Park Ninjas, Oval Opus), on a set break from his own gig, stumbled upon his show. Already a veteran of the Midwest band scene, Dan knew that Calen would be a great person to start a new band with. Dan recruited longtime friend and bass player Adam Orin (Hey Monea!, Trailer Park Ninjas) and Guitarist Daniel Carballal (Walk of Shame, Producer), a Berklee School of Music Grad, to round out the quartet.

Donnie Irish

The Donnie Irish Band, from the Pittsburgh area, plays a mix of Traditional Celtic Rock, Irish, Scottish, and American cover tunes. Ricky Manning on guitar and lead vocals, Justin Brown on bass, Chris Brenner on electric guitar, and Bill Gendron on drums.

Scott, Rob and Greg of The Clarks

Scott, Rob and Greg of The Clarks will play Clarks classics and cool cover in this acoustic based live show.

The Clarks became a rock-n-roll band in the fall of 1986 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They played their favorite songs by their musical heroes in the basements of houses and the corners of bars, sometimes for a hundred dollars, but usually just for free beer. They covered the Rave-Ups, the Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus, and created a template for their own music.

The Clarks made records, toured the country, and played on Letterman. They started families, wrote more songs about love and loss, and were honored by their alma mater.


Rib & Wing Festival Policies

  • – As a precautionary measure, please leave pets at home as they are not permitted on festival grounds.
  • – Seven Springs encourages all festival attendees to please drink responsibly. Individuals age 21 and over who wish to consume alcoholic beverages at the event must present a valid state issued ID when purchasing tickets. To review our House Policy regarding alcohol service, please click here.

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