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Rib & Wing Festival

Rib & Wing Festival

Seven Springs Mountain Resort presents the seventh annual Rib & Wing Festival on Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2016!

Enjoy mouth-watering ribs and wings, musical entertainment, a beer garden and Kids’ Zone.

Rib & Wing Festival Hours

  • – Friday, July 15, 2016 | 4 – 9 p.m.
  • – Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • – Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 11 a.m. – 4 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
  • – Randita’s Food Truck

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

Vendors are subject to change.

Rib & Wing Festival Entertainment

Friday, July 15, 2016

  • – NOMAD | 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • – Radio Tokyo| 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • – Chris Higbee| 7:00 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • – Mia Z| 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • – Brighton Boys| 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
  • – Shot O Soul| 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
  • – Sydney Hutchko| 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • – The Hobbs Sisters| 4:45 – 6 p.m.
  • – The Commonheart| 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • – Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers | 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

  • – Gabby Barrett| 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • – Airborne |1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • – Totally 80s| 2:30 – 4 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 $204 per person and include two nights lodging, admission to the festival each day, breakfast and more! For more information or to book your accommodations, please call 866-437-1300. A limited number of rooms are available for this weekend! Make your reservations today!

Rib & Wing Festival Tickets

Per Person

Daily, ages 12 and up


Children ages 11 and under


Tickets are available at the main ticket gates the day of the event.

Price does not include applicable taxes.

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

Rib & Wing Festival Updates

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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.

Randita’s Food Truck

Randita’s is an all-vegan cafe serving organic, healthful, and delicious plant-based food. In addition to our restaurants in Aspinwall and Saxonburg, our mobile food trailer and catering services are available to provide your next special event with food that is good for you and good for the planet.

About The Rib & Wing Festival Entertainment


North Of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD, made a tremendous splash on the regional country scene in late 2004 after placing third in a highly publicized, country showdown competition; Since then, this steadily climbing, beyond high energy act has garnered a great deal of success and shows no signs of slowing down.

Opening for national acts like Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, and Rascal Flatts (to name a few), being solicited by several tourists destinations such as Ocean City, MD and the Poconos, having performed as a featured artist at some of the areas biggest events and venues (Dollar Bank Jamboree, Post Gazette Pavilion, and the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse), and performing for such organizations as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, this Pittsburgh based band delivers a refreshing and unique sound they call “Hard Rockin’ Modern Country” that defies any other description.

Radio Tokyo

Founded in spring 2005 by drummer Jason Miller, bassist Tim Fitzgerald and guitarist Ed Sable, Radio Tokyo was a labor of futility in its early stages. While it would seem easy, in a city the size of Pittsburgh, to find five like-minded musicians with the same dream, drive and determination, it proved to be a tedious task. With the ambition to make a cheap buck, riding the wave of glory manifested by playing other artists’ cheesy pop songs to audiences of intoxicated club goers, the search began to complete the band.

Chris Higbee

Chris Higbee has a passion for country music. He is a complete musical artist skilled in fiddle playing, singing, song writing, and playing various other instruments. Chris’ passion is deeply felt by anyone listening to his work or partaking in a live performance. Chris’ performance energy is so infectious it has been known to convert the most stubborn non-country music fan into HigBillies, the self-named fan base of Chris Higbee. His performances always draw a large and committed crowd.

Mia Z

Mia gets her musical talents from her mom, who works as a social worker but has always been a music lover. One day, Mia’s mom heard her singing and was blown away, and now Mia sings lead vocals in a band with her mom and uncle. She loves singing the blues and has been told her voice is beyond her years.

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.

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”.

Sydney Hutchko

Sydney has given music a lifetime of dedication, from her classical music education that put her on stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera to stints as a Music Row intern while attending Nashville’s Belmont University. While at Belmont, she put a band together, playing shows in Nashville and in the tri-state—Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia area. She threw herself into interning opportunities, including McGhee Entertainment, whose legendary management roster ranges from Darius Rucker to KISS.

In return, she’s already seen the kind of success few singers fresh out of college could even dream of. She has opened for Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Daniels and the legendary George Jones; performed on the long-running Wheeling Jamboree; and spent 22 weeks on the MediaBase country chart with her single “Southern Curves.”

The hard work that ties it all together has her poised for a breakthrough. She continues to shine on stage, both as a headliner and in support of country’s biggest stars.

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.

The Commonheart

Formed to invoke emotion through tone and energy, The Commonheart is a band configured of up and coming artists from the Pittsburgh area.

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.

Gabby Barrett

Award-winning songstress and highly sought after performer. Imagine a teenage girl possessing the vocal qualities like legendary artists Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. Gabby is a true gem, gifted with the kind of rich soulful tones that take decades to develop for many singers. Gabby has such a powerful voice and can sing tunes from any era.


Jeff Jimerson is regarded by many as one of the finest vocalists Pittsburgh has ever produced. He is the primary National Anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has also performed for the Steelers and Pirates. Appearing on several local compilation CD’s, he is a regular feature for seasonal fundraising events such as WTAE-TV’s Bundle Up Project, KDKA-TV’s Children’s Hospital Benefit, the 3WS Oldies Mass and WDVE’s Toys for Tots Benefit. Jeff is also an integral part of the “B.E. Taylor Christmas Show” performing annually throughout the east coast including their sold out shows at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. His voice can be heard on several radio and television commercials and in 1997, appeared in the movie “Sudden Death”, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Totally 80s

TOTALLY 80s is the premier 80s tribute band in Western PA. Based out of Pittsburgh, TOTALLY 80s combines superb musicianship with authentic 80s dress and give-a-ways at every show. TOTALLY 80s takes you back to the heyday of MTV, Miami Vice, John Hughes movies, big hair, legwarmers, and the diverse music that defined a generation that lives on today! TOTALLY 80s plays all of your favorite pop/rock hits from artists such as Prince, George Michael, Billy Idol, Madonna, INXS, Duran Duran, Bobby Brown, Cyndi Lauper, and many more!

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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