Kalamazoo's Country 102.5 and Adams Heating and Cooling are these bands a shot to perform as this year’s opening act on August 4 setting the stage for Brian Lorente during Thursday night at the 2016 Kalamazoo Ribfest!

2016 Road to Ribfest Contest

One of these bands will be the opening country act for the Megan Rae Band, Dylan Jakobsen, and headliner Brian Lorente during Thursday night, August 4, at the 2016 Kalamazoo Ribfest!

How it Works:

  1. Submit your band’s video starting July 5 through July 17. (looking for country/blues bands)
  2. Starting July 18, the bands will be put to a vote online by Kalamazoo's Country listening audience!
  3. On Monday, August 1, Kalamazoo's Country 102.5 will announce the winner of the Road to Ribfest Contest and the final line up for Thursday night’s show. This is your chance to be a part of Kalamazoo’s Ribfest history. Good luck!

Watch the Videos and Vote

Watch the videos of the submitted bands then vote for your favorite below.

1 - Rye Whiskey
2 - The Erika Sherry Band
3 - Country Junkie
4 - Shelby Lentz