Music, munchies on tap at Ribfest at Anheuser-Busch
The Nashua West Rotary Rock'n Ribfest, set for Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack, will feature sets by The James Montgomery Blues Band, Gary Hoey, The Slakas and The Psychedelic Relics, as well as lots of local talent.
On Saturday, it's the winner of the Teen Band Competition from 11 to 11:30 a.m., The Pop Farmers from noon to 3 p.m., The Psychedelic Relics from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and The James Montgomery Blues Band, with Barrence Whitfield and The Uptown Horns, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Drawing attention from the ground to the skies, a stunt airplane show featuring pilot Rob Holland will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Meanwhile, the three-day Ribfest also is scheduled to include children's rides, hot air balloon rides, tours of the brewery and, of course, food competitions and tastings. On the competitive docket for the three-day event is the Kansas City Barbeque Society Barbeque Contest, New England Barbeque Society Grilling Contest, and Whoopie Pie Eating Contest. Judges will sample food from more than 30 Northeast grillers and will select the New Hampshire State Barbeque Champion, who will then qualify for the National Barbeque Championship in Bentonville, Ark., in the fall. Attendees can sample foods from local vendors and help vote in their favorite as the "People's Choice" by contributing special "coins" at booths of their choice.
New this year is a comedy night on Saturday at 8 p.m. with headliner Jimmy Dunn, Tony V and Craig Murphy. Dunn's made television appearances on Comedy Central and CMT and was the Boston correspondent for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the historic Red Sox-Yankees series.