RibFest

Melissa Livingstone sang at RibFest 2018. This year’s festival is expected to be even bigger.

Rib fans can start to look forward to the annual Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest in Kelowna. The free, three-day festival is a favourite event during August.

Go for the ribs, but stay for the music. The program kicks off at noon Friday, Aug. 23, in City Park. Friday will bring everything from classic rock to country to soul. Acts include Room to Dance, JC and Andy Plett, Moni Funk, Great White North, NFA, and headliners Lost N Found.

Saturday’s entertainment continues with an afternoon of jazz, country and some great covers. The lineup consists of R.G. Peever, Joshua Smith, Becca Mabbett, Sista B & the Boyz, and the Linus Band.

Wrapping up the weekend’s music on Sunday will be Josh & Bex, Post-Modern Connection, Ellen Churchill, and four-piece bluegrass band Under The Rocks. An estimated 27,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

“We are really excited about the lineup this year,” said Susan McIntyre, 2019-20 president of the Sunrise Rotary Club, which presents the festival. “It has great diversity, new bands and some fun returning bands to keep everyone happy.”