I am so sad to read this! We’ve seen so many great country acts at Ribfest in the past!
I love Ribfest!!! Such a beautiful weekend in St. Petersburg, with all the barbecue and music!. It’s been one of the largest musical events in Tampa Bay and now…..it’s ending.
Organizers the Northeast Exchange Club announced the news, saying that after nearly 30 years and more than $4.5 million raised for local charities, it was time for the “retirement of Ribfest.”
This is what they posted on their website: “As with any great organization, change is inevitable, St. Petersburg has changed over the years and with it the needs of the community. This is why the Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg is announcing the retirement of Ribfest. There will be no Ribfest in 2019.”
I hope there will be something in it’s place, because I always looked forward to Ribfest.