Pinnacle Bank Arena

21st Annual Capital City Ribfest

Brought to you by NE Pork Producers

Aug 17 - 19 , 2017
  • Aug 17 - 19 , 2017
  • Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Space
  • $5 at the Gate Only
    Free for Kids ages 11 & younger

    FREE ADMISSION & FREE SIDES: On Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 from 11AM – 2PM with a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln as a suggested admission.
  • $5 – PBA Festival Lot 
    View Parking Map

About The Event

Thursday, August 17
11:30AM — TBA
5:30PM — TBA
8:00PM — TBA

Friday, August 18
11:30AM — TBA
7:00PM — TBA
9:30PM — TBA

Saturday, August 19
7:00PM — TBA
9:30PM — TBA

Event Dates & Times

Thursday, Aug. 17 — 11AM to 10PM
Friday, Aug. 18 — 11AM to midnight
Saturday, Aug. 19 — 11AM to midnight

Admission at the Gate Only
$5.00 — Adults
FREE — Kids 11 & Under
On Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18, admission is FREE from 11AM – 2PM with a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln as a suggested admission.

Participating Rib Vendors

  • Aussom Aussie: Sydney, Australia
  • Desperado’s BBQ & Rib Co.: Hinckley, OH
  • Howling Coyote Southwestern BBQ: Chicago, IL
  • Johnson’s BBQ: Chesapeake, VA
  • Just North of Memphis: Annandale, MN
  • Porky N’ Beans: Port St. Lucie, FL
  • BBQ King Smokehouse: Woodstock, IL
  • Heck's Dakota Style BBQ: Vermillion, SD

2017 Ribfest Sponsors

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Directions to festival space public parking

(SMG-Managed: 402.904.4444)

  • Take West “O” Street to Sun Valley Boulevard.
  • Take a right onto Sun Valley Boulevard and go north to Line Drive.
  • From Line Drive follow the signs to the Festival Space parking lot.

Patrons may walk to the arena utilizing the connecting Pedestrian Bridge and will land at the northeast corner of the arena, approximately 28 feet off the ground and will also connect to the east side of the arena at ground level.


No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed in the festival area. Also no skateboards or bicycles inside the festival area.

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