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STYX to Perform at 2013 Ribfest

Chicago's very own classic rock band comes to Naperville Ribfest this summer.

The news is out, STYX is coming to Ribfest this summer.

The Exchange Club of Naperville and the 2013 Ribfest Committee announced that the classic rock band will be the opening act for the 2013 Ribfest on July 3 in Knoch Park. 

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The 26th annual Ribfest runs from July 3 through 7 and will have plenty of family activities, live music and, of course, rib vendors from across the country. All proceeds from Ribfest go to support the elimination of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, according to the Exchange Club of Naperville.

Marty Walker, Ribfest 2013 chair stated “We are very excited about having STYX return to the Ribfest stage," said Ribfest 2013 chair Marty Walker in a release. "This iconic band will bring patrons of all ages to enjoy our event. It is a great way to kick off the weekend.”

The band STYX consists of Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips, along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo.

Tickets will go on sale in the spring on www.ribfest.net, which is currently under construction.

sher February 18, 2013 at 05:16 AM
There is NOTHING out now that compares to the talent of a band that has been playing together for over 30 years!!! I! All the "new" auto tune crap SUCKS! Keep it coming Ribfest. We love those bands....we are 40 somethings and know real talent!!
sher February 18, 2013 at 05:19 AM
In addition, those bands are performing for a good cause,
Debbie Martello February 22, 2013 at 07:13 PM
After seeing Heart and Joe Walsh I feel Styx is a big let down,hope they can come up with a band more rockin then them or we may pass on this years fest.
Rowdy Roy March 02, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Kankakee BBQ Fest July 12-14... Warrant, Great White, Jack Ingram and Emerson Drive
Bex Beebe March 09, 2013 at 03:28 AM
John Woods you are RIGHT ON!!! Rock on,Styx!!!! We love Ribfest- it's a great cause with great food and outstanding entertainment!!!

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