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Styx, Trace Adkins, Outlaws lead Ribfest 2011 lineup




Remember in 2009, when the organizers of Ribfest booked up-and-coming acts like Zac Brown Band, Jet and Morningwood to headline the annual pig-a-palooza in downtown St. Pete? Good times.

Last year the festival returned, for the most part, to its classic-rockin' ways, with the Doobie Brothers, Rick Springfield and Eric Church. And this year, it looks like we're headed for another slide back down the FM dial.

Ribfest on Tuesday announced its first three headliners for this year's festival, Nov. 11-13 at Vinoy Waterfront Park: Event favorites Styx, above, and southern rockers the Outlaws, both on Nov. 12; and country stud Trace Adkins on Nov. 13. (Note the absence of a Friday headliner -- perhaps they're planning to wow us with a bigger announcement down the line.)

We're not sure why they announced the lineup this far in advance; according to the Ribfest website, advance tickets don't go onsale until Oct. 1. So, y'know, mark your calendars.

Keep an eye out here for any other Ribfest news.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Scott Keeler, tbt* (2008)

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:59am]


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