Live performances are a true test of a band's dedication to their craft, forcing them to summon the boundless energy to play marathon sets without wearing their lucky studio bathrobes. Applaud musicians' courage with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one general admission to Rock, Ribs, and Ridges, presented by FS Automall at The Hidden Valley Club in Vernon (a $40 value at the door, a $35 value before June 11). Choose between the following dates: Saturday, June 11, or Sunday, June 12.
The second-annual Rock, Ribs, and Ridges festival will bedeck the mountain country of Vernon with a full lineup of live music as well as a barbecue cook-off between four competitive teams. Doors open each day at 11:30 a.m. with musical performances from a total of nine bands, including headliners 38 Special and Blackberry Smoke on Saturday, and Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws on Sunday. The rocksmiths crank up the amps at 12:30 p.m. and won’t power down until after 6 p.m., giving general-admission ticketholders ample time to adorn their lawn seating with chairs, blankets, and above-ground pools toted from home. The RibFest Cookoff tasks four teams of barbecue competitors with sating the palates of judges and the public alike, presenting awards for Best Ribs and Best Sauce on Sunday after the crowd has had its fill.
General-admission tickets for children (ages 4–12) are $15 at the door.
44 Breakneck Rd.
Vernon, New Jersey 07462Get Directions