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Announcing the first-annual Darwin Brewing Co Ribfest! An amateur BBQ team competition, live music all day, patriotic costume contest, and of course… a full lineup of DBC craft brews perfect for pairing with summer barbecues. Not to mention, we’ll enjoy the fireworks spectacular scheduled to go off after the Marauders game at LECOM Park (~9:30p).

Teams of amateur & professional BBQ chefs will be cooking up RIBS for our celebrity judges to “pick apart,” and Ribfest attendees can get in on the tasty action, too! Receive one sample from each team in exchange for a $10 donation, all proceeds donated to Turning Points Yellow Ribbon Veterans’ Program.

Do you think your ribs will smoke the competition? Our competition is FREE to enter (you supply everything needed to make & serve your ribs)…. And the chef who creates the Best Overall Rib will win a $200 Darwin Brewing Company tab!

View official rules & register to participate here >
http://www.darwinbrewingco.com/ribfest. Must register by Wednesday, June 28.

The DBC stage will also spotlight some the best local and regional LIVE MUSIC all day! Featuring:

4:30-5:45p… Dan & Becca Shafer (The Dram) will open the show with a blend of violin and distorted guitar that walks the line between Southern Rock and Folk.
6:15-7:45p… All Day Tuck combine acoustic melodies, warm string patterns, and rocking back beat rhythm, All Day Tuck keeps the listeners asking for more!
8-10:00p… Have Gun, Will Travel have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all their own.

Guests can show his/her American spirit by donning an All-American costume for the costume contest Channel your inner Uncle Sam, G.I. Joe, the Statue of Liberty… heck, dress up like an eagle if that flutters your feathers! The Most Patriotic Costume as selected by our celebrity judges will win a 64oz. DBC growler & fill. We’ll also have a food truck or two on site, plus other vendors & kids activities will be announced soon.

Across the street at LECOM Park, the Bradenton Marauders will be playing the Florida Fire Frogs at 6:30pm. They will have a patriotic themed jersey auction, free t-shirt giveaway to the first 1,500 fans, and spectacular post-game fireworks sponsored by our friends at Gold Coast Eagle and Budweiser.

Purchase Marauders game tickets through our neighbors at Turning Points for only $15 and you will support an amazing organization PLUS receive premium infield reserve seats, FREE Marauders baseball cap, and a FREE Marauders 32oz souvenir cup (with soft drink). For this awesome deal, you must purchase your tickets by 6/17/17 using this link > https://groupmatics.events/event/Turningpoints0