(North end of Waterfront Vinoy Park)
The bands are listed in order of appearance. Music starts at 1pm on Friday, 1pm on Saturday, and Noon on Sunday. The music stops about 10:00PM on Friday, 10:00pm on Saturday, and by 7:30pm on Sunday
See the Guardian Trust Band page for more listings and show times
If you know rock bands, you will know this band at 6:00pm
REO Speedwagon at 8:15pm
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out.
Formed loosely in the late ’60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.
- Time to fly
- Take it on the run
- Keep on Lovin’ You
Gin Blossoms at 2:00pm
Gin Blossoms are an American pop rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. They first came to notice with the song “Hey Jealousy” from their first major label album, New Miserable Experience (1992)
After a series of charting singles, the band broke up in 1997. They reunited in 2002 and released a fourth album, Major Lodge Victory, in 2006, and a fifth, No Chocolate Cake, in 2010.
- Hey Jealousy
- Alison Road
- Til I Hear From You
Sister Hazel at 4:00pm
Sister Hazel is an alternative rock band whose style also blends elements of folk rock, pop, classic rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock. Their music is characterized by highly melodic tunes and prominent harmonies.
Sister Hazel formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1993 and was named for Sister Hazel Williams, a local [Missionary] who ran a homeless shelter.
- Best I’ll Ever Be
- All For You
- Come Around Lyrics
Edgar Winter Band at 6:15pm
By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960′s, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium–music, film and television.
A prolific writer, Edgar’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. His early recording of “Tobacco Road” is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight.
- Tobacco Road
- Rock And Roll Revival
John Kay & Steppenwolf at 8:30pm
In the chaotic world of rock ‘n’ roll, in which the lifespan of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or a few months, John Kay and Steppenwolf have emerged as one of rock’s most enduring and respected bands for more than three decades.
In the late 1960s, Steppenwolf embodied that era’s social, political and philosophical restlessness, building an impressive body of edgy, uncompromising rock ‘n’ roll.
- Born To Be Wild
- Magic Carpet Ride
- The Pusher
Josh Thompson at 2:00pm
Born in a town in Wisconsin with a respect for people, a passion for music, a grounded personality, and little more.He was drawn to country music because in his words “you can feel the pain pouring through the speakers that can just punch you in the face or take you to another place in an instant.”
Josh Thompson is not just a songwriter but a country music artist. His talent is widely recognized by both fans and Nashville music professionals alike. He has a soulful distinctive voice and a style reminiscent of legends like Haggard, Waylon, and Cash.
- Beer on the Table
- Won’t be Lonely Long
- Way Out Here
Randy Houser at 3:45pm
Shawn Randolph “Randy” Houser was born in Lake, Mississippi. His father, a professional musician as well, performed at various local venues.Randy is an American country music artist that signed to Universal South Records in 2008 and charted the single “Anything Goes”.
His second album, They Call Me Cadillac, included the #31 single “Whistlin’ Dixie”. In 2012. He also reached Number One with “How Country Feels”, the title track to his third album, and with “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight”.
- Boots On
- Whistlin’ Dixie
- Anything Goes
Justin Moore at 6:00pm
Justin Cole Moore is an Arkansas country music singer and songwriter signed to Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. He has released two albums for Valory: Justin Moore in 2009 and Outlaws Like Me in 2011, and in Sept. 2013 just released his new album, Off the Beaten Path and his
lead single Point at you.
Justin is one of country music’s hottest artist and is a must see at Ribfest!
- Back That Thing Up
- Small Town USA
Performers and show times are subject to change without notice