2015 Kickoff and Rib Festival

Welcome to the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field. It’s all about family! You’ll find food and fun for all ages. Free admission offers the best ribs in the country, world class entertainment, games and rides for the kids, and much more. Bring along your Steelers pride and appetite to this Pittsburgh tradition September 3rd thru Labor Day, September 7th!

 

2013 Rib Fest crowd
View our entire 2015 Events Calendar. Add events to your Google calendar! Check back often as new events are added!
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concert from stage

The Kickoff and Rib Festival present Free concerts by the best local and national recording artists. The 2015 lineup includes: The Clarks, Craig Morgan and more to come…

Concerts link

2014 rib vendor winners
Meet our national award winning rib vendors. View detailed information on rib and all other vendors…
Vendors link
Vendors, please visit our Contact page for registration information…
Vendor Registration link
Sep
3
Thu
Heinz Field Rib Fest open to the public
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers @ Heinz Field
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

Ticket required to attend Game; Festival grounds will be open and free to the public.

Sep
4
Fri
Heinz Field Rib Fest open to the public
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
FREE Concert – The Hawkeyes
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm
FREE Concert – The Clarks
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
5
Sat
Heinz Field Rib Fest open to the public
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Pitt Panthers vs. Youngstown State Penguins
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm

Ticket required to attend Game; Festival grounds will be open and free to the public.

FREE Concert – Chris Jamison of The Voice
Sep 5 @ 4:30 pm

Time is approximate and depends on the end time of the Pitt game.

FREE Concert – Abby Abbondanza
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
FREE Concert – Chris Cagle
Sep 5 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
6
Sun
2015 Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heinz Field Rib Fest open to the public
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
FREE Concert – Saddle Up
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm
FREE Concert – Craig Morgan
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
7
Mon
Heinz Field Rib Fest open to the public
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE Concert – Tres Lads
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm
FREE Concert – Eric Paslay @ Heinz Field
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm

EP

Eric Paslay definitely knows how to craft a hit song. Jake Owen, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band have all scored No. 1 singles thanks to Paslay’s songwriting prowess, but fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops.  Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his hit single “Friday Night” reaches the upper echelon of the charts, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right.