The Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview is pleased to present our annual Rotary Ribfest Moncton—a community fundraiser and family event. Admission to the Festival is free, with donations gratefully accepted. We have a great lineup of Ribbers and Entertainers to make this a summer event you won’t want to miss!

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JUNE 22ND-25TH 2023.

Hours of Operations

Thursday:  4:00pm – 8:30 pm.  Friday: 11:30am – 10:00pm Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm Sunday: 11:30am – 6:30pm

The City of Moncton and Riverfront Park will be host to RibFest, where you pay for the food and beverages you want. Each ribber has their own menu posted on a giant board in front of their mobile kitchen and smoker on wheels.

Top professional ribbers from the US and Canada will compete in a cook-off for trophies and bragging rights with the smell of delicious barbecue wafting through the air.

*Dogs and Bicycles will not be permitted on site. 



Texas Rangers


Texas Rangers BBQ has been competing since 2006 and has won hundreds of awards. With our slow and low cooking process and our sauce that has a sweet heat flavour we’ve become a big contender. Everything’s bigger in Texas.

Camp 31

Camp 31

Camp 31 was founded in 1908 as a “Saw Mill” general store outside Brewton, Alabama. Camp 31 BBQ was established by Larry Murphy in 1985, and we’ve been serving up mouth-watering authentic southern BBQ ever since.

In 1986, the Brewton Police Dept. helped us enter our first BBQ cook off in Pensacola, Florida. There we won 3 first place trophies, and since, touring the U.S. and Canada has not stopped.

We are still one of the highest productive BBQ teams on the road today, cooking the best Southern Style Bar-B-Que around – Slow smoked over hickory logs ensuring the tenderest meat and the most flavourful rib experience.

Crabby's BBQ Shack


After 20 years in business and a long standing track record of award winning barbecue, Crabby’s has proven to be one of the best on the grill, from the East Coast to the West. We specialize in food and catering services for any occasion. We do corporate events, picnics, stag & doe’s, parties and any other outdoor events. Anywhere in Ontario we can host events from 100 – 1000 people. Big or small, we can grill for them all! 

Billy Bones BBQ


Celebrating over 30 years of excellence! Billy Bones BBQ & crew have traveled the entire United States, Canada and even Ireland winning state and national barbecue competitions. Billy Bones BBQ sauces have won over 250 awards plus fifty first place finishes. Billy bones BBQ offers BBQ sauces, BBQ rubs, hot sauces, competition dry rubs for ribs and pork, chicken and more.

Pistol Pete's


The Tater King

Alabama Lemonade

Alabama Lemonade



Thursday - June 22, 2023

  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Samuel Bourgeois

    Originally from Memramcook, Samuel Bourgeois offers us a folk/bluegrass style that is both
    unique and refreshing. He is inspired by the vast repertoire of folk music as we can hear the
    sound of acoustic guitar, double bass, violin and harmonies that give life to his
    compositions. In the fall of 2022, he released his first single called "Septembr"  which is now
    available on all digital platforms and his very first album will be released later in
    2023. Samuel Bourgeois, who will offer a bilingual show for this event, is a new artist not to
    be missed! 
    Originaire de Memramcook, Samuel Bourgeois nous propose un style folk/bluegrass à la fois
    unique et rafraichissant. Il s'inspire des grands du répertoire folk pour ses compositions au
    son de la guitare acoustique, contrebasse et violon où les harmonies donnent vie aux
    chansons. À l's automne 2022, il a sorti son premier single appelé Septembre's; qui est
    maintenant disponible sur toutes les plateformes numériques et son tout premier album seralancé plus tard en 2023. Samuel Bourgeois, qui offrira un spectacle bilingue pour cetévénement, est un nouvel artiste à ne pas manquer!

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM


    The Mainlanders is the newest, youngest Country band based out of NB Canada.
    Hailing from various different music projects, these six artists are uniting to deliver a fun,
    fresh musical experience.
    Featuring covers from new and old country albums, varying from Luke Combs and Lady
    A to Brooks & Dunn and Nitty Gritty dirt band, The Mainlanders offers a dynamic show
    for all country fans. This talented group is now in the process of writing and releasing
    original songs.

Friday - June 23

  • 12pm - 1:30pm

    Pierre & JF

    Pierre & JF is a fun loving Moncton base acoustic duo with a bilingual repertoire to
    please just about everyone, from classic rock to traditional reels.

    Pierre & JF est un duo acoustique amusant basé à Moncton avec un répertoire bilingue
    pour plaire à presque tout le monde, du rock classique aux reels traditionnels.

  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Recorded Music

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm


    Monkeytown is from right here in Moncton (hence the name)
    and formed in 2019. Since their inception, they have been highlighted at special events and festivals throughout the Maritime Provinces, including the CFL's Touchdown Atlantic. The group has also been noted for their contributions with charity events like, The IWK children’s foundation, The Rebecca Schofield Fund, and Habitat for Humanity, just to name a few.
    The band members consist of founder and former Old School's
    front man Paul Lea on bass & lead vocals, Miramichi’ s Tim Gallant on Lead Guitar, Jim Walling on keyboards & guitar, and
    Dan Hamilton on drums from St. John's, NL.
    Their upbeat live performances will keep you on your toes featuring music from the 60s, right up to modern day hits.
    Monkeytown is a sure way of entertaining audiences of all age groups, through their years of musical experience and versatility of
    all genres.
    Monkeytown,  le surnom de la ville natale du groupe, Moncton, Nouveau-
    Brunswick, Canada, a été formé en 2019. Depuis sa création, ils ont été mis en valeur lors événements
    spéciaux et de festivals dans les provinces maritimes, y compris Touchdown Atlantic de la LCF. Le groupe a également été remarqué pour ses contributions à des événements caritatifs tels que la fondation pour
    enfants IWK, le fonds Rebecca Schofield et Habitat pour l'humanité, pour en nommer que quelques-uns. Les membres du groupe sont le fondateur et ancien leader de Old School Paul Lea à la basse et au
    chant principal, Tim Gallant de Miramichi à la guitare principale, Jim Walling aux claviers et à la guitare
    et Dan Hamilton à la batterie de St. John's, NL. Ensemble, avec leurs performances live entraînantes, ils
    vous garderont en haleine avec de la musique des années 60 jusqu& aux tubes modernes. Monkeytown est un moyen sûr de divertir un public de tous âges, grâce à ses années dexpérience musicale et à sa
    polyvalence dans tous les genres.

  • 6:15pm - 8:15pm

    Thirsty Rangers

    The Thirsty Rangers are a HIGH ENERGY 5-piece band of local talented musicians that really know how to HAVE FUN!
    The band originated 24 years ago with founder Jimmy and has been delighting audiences all
    over the Maritimes ever since.
    The Rangers pride themselves on being known as a “Party Band” that keeps their fans on their
    feet from start to finish.
    Their song list has incredible variety and appeals to a wide range of audiences!
    From Country to Rock, and from Top 40 Hits to Party Classics,
    The Thirsty Rangers play it all!

  • 8:15pm - 8:30pm

    Opening Ceremonies

  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm


    100% made in Acadie, Beauxmont is a group that mixes traditional
    Acadian, Louisiana and maritime sounds, creating music for large stages
    and kitchen parties. Composed of seven experienced musicians, Beauxmont is not at its first rodeo. Together, this group aims to carry on the traditions of past Acadian musicians by bringing spirit and dancing to all
    generations. Beauxmont is finishing the recording of their first album, which is already
    attracting the attention of the media and festivals in the Atlantic provinces.
    The group will go on tour this summer to promote the album, which will be
    released in late spring 2023.

    Félix Belliveau

    Originally from Grand Barachois, New Brunswick, Félix Belliveau is a
    singer-songwriter living in the greater Moncton area. Acadian music has
    been an essential part of Felix’s upbringing as his family is well known in
    the industry. Although he is part of the Belliveau family (Bois-Joli and
    George Belliveau), Félix has been forging his own career for many years. A
    graduate of the École Nationale de la Chanson de Granby in 2016, Félix
    has more than 10 years of stage experience. Within Beauxmont, he shares
    the roles of lead vocalist and lyricist, and plays acoustic guitar.

saturday - June 24

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Maree Haute

    Here is a short bio for Maree Haute:
    Marée Haute is a new energetic band consisting of Myriam Breau on vocals,
    Samuel LeBlanc on guitar, Emilie Bastarache on bass, Gabriel Leblanc on guitar
    and Miguel Pitre on drums. Native from Kent County, New Brunswick, the group
    has entertained crowds at various events during the past year. With their different
    genres ranging from country, rock, pop and Acadian music, these young
    musicians are sure to get people moving!

    La formation Marée Haute est un groupe de jeunes musiciens qui vous divertiront avec différents styles de musique
    tels le country, l'acadien, le rock et le pop. Ils chantent en français et en anglais. Le groupe est constitué de Myriam
    Breau à la voix, Samuel LeBlanc à la guitare électrique, Emilie Bastarache à la basse, Gabriel LeBlanc à la guitare
    acoustique et Miguel Pitre à la batterie. Ces jeunes originaires du comté de Kent ont joué à différents événements
    dans la dernière année tout en faisant bouger les foules.

  • 1:15pm - 3:15pm


    Overwound is Blues on Fire. This 3-piece power trio brings guitar blues/rock to the stage with a
    high-energy edge, and that extra octane and drive that is made to experience live.

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm


    “Heavily influenced by the massive rock n’ roll sounds of the 70’s and onwards,
    Moncton`s Scarlett has been consistently regarded as one of Atlantic Canada’s
    most prolific classic rock cover bands for over a decade.
    «Fortement influencé par les sons rock n' roll massifs des années 70 et au-delà,
    Scarlett de Moncton a toujours été considéré comme ;un des groupes de
    reprises de rock classique les plus prolifiques du Canada atlantique depuis plus une décennie.


  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


    Bobcaygeon Bio: Saturday June 24, 6pm-8pm
    Bobcaygeon est un hommage au groupe The Tragically Hip. Ils sont connus pour un son très
    similaire aux enregistrements en studio du groupe. Préparez-vous à écouter les meilleures
    chansons de The Tragically Hip interprétés par Bobcaygeon!
    Bobcaygeon is a tribute to The Tragically Hip and known for their sound strikingly similar to the
    Hip’s studio recordings. Get ready to enjoy some of the greatest hits by the Tragically Hip
    performed by Bobcaygeon!

  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm

    Blonde Jovi

    Bon Jovi Tribute. BLONDE JOVI / Bryan Adams Tribute is an exact rendition, both musically
    and visually, of The Bon Jovi show. Their rousing performance takes the audience on a high-
    energy journey that spans more than two and a half decades of Bon Jovi music. From the
    standard early years such as Runaway, to the contemporary hits like the number one single
    Who says you can't go home.  Opening the show will be Canada's Best Bryan Adams Tribute,
    Playing 30 years of Canadian hits bringing you right back to the Summer of '69.

Sunday - June 25, 2023

  • 12:00 - 12:45

    Dance East

    "Founded in 1977 and now celebrating our 45th anniversary season - DancEast is proud to be Moncton's original and most established School of Dance! From Halifax to Havana, from Abbotsford to Abano - DancEast dancers have graced both national and international stages, exciting and wowing audiences from here and abroad with their impressive scope of repertoire and their breadth of technical knowledge. We are so honoured to be a part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Rotary RibFest Moncton!"


  • 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

    Bill Peterson Magic

    Magician Bill Peterson performs world-Class magic entertainment (both walk around & Stage
    Shows) for a wide range of Corporate events, Conferences, Fundraisers, and private functions
    all over Atlantic Canada.  Bill has travelled all over from Florida, California, New York, Las Vegas,
    and Canada learning and performing some of the most powerful magic affets and exclusive
    routines in magic.
    Invite Magician Bill Peterson to your event and make it better than you thougth it could be!.

  • 2:15 PM - 3:30PM


    Pier 19 is a band of music lovers wanting to share their passion with other lovers of
    music. From songs you know and love to songs you may hear for the first time and
    maybe even some new stylish takes on old faves…. You never know what might come
    up next in their varied and diverse setlists. With Todd Killam on drums, this proud Dad
    gets to back up the “rising star of a musician” that is his son Tanner Killam. Tanner, the
    crafted multi-instrumentalist, plays lead guitar and piano. With only a few years of
    formal piano lessons, Tanner’s ability and skill with most instruments is far beyond his
    years. Chris Kiepprien on bass guitar and Scott Buchanan on lead vocals and rhythm
    guitar round out the lineup of the band.
    From Rock, Pop, Folk, Country and Grunge… with Pier 19 there’s something for
    everyone to enjoy.

    Pier 19 est un groupe de mélomanes qui veulent partager leur passion avec d’autres
    mélomanes. Des chansons que vous connaissez et aimez, des chansons que vous
    entendrez peut-être pour la première fois, et peut-être même de nouvelles
    interprétations stylées de vieux succès..... On ne sait jamais ce qui peut se présenter
    dans leurs listes de chansons variées et diverses. Avec Todd Killam à la batterie, ce
    père fier de lui peut soutenir “étoile montante du musician” est son fils
    Tanner Killam. Tanner, le multi-instrumentiste accompli, joue de la guitare solo et du piano.
    Avec seulement quelques années de cours de piano formels, les capacités et les
    compétences de Tanner avec la plupart des instruments sont bien au-delà de son âge.
    Steve Stewart à la guitare basse et Scott Buchanan au chant principal et à la guitare
    rythmique complètent la formation du groupe.
    Du rock, de la pop, du folk, de la country et du grunge... avec Pier19, il y en a pour tous
    les goûts.

  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM

    Prizes & Trophies Presentations

  • 4:15PM - 4:30PM

    Dance East

    "Founded in 1977 and now celebrating our 45th anniversary season - DancEast is proud to be Moncton's original and most established School of Dance! From Halifax to Havana, from Abbotsford to Abano - DancEast dancers have graced both national and international stages, exciting and wowing audiences from here and abroad with their impressive scope of repertoire and their breadth of technical knowledge. We are so honoured to be a part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Rotary RibFest Moncton!"
  • 4:45PM - 6:15PM

    Big Bang Band

    Dig out the rotary phones, cause the 80’s are calling! Moncton’s own Big Bang is here
    to make sure you boogie down in like, totally awesome style, man. With their high
    energy performance, Big Bang is a party band playing your favourite New Wave, Rock
    & Pop hits of the 1980’s.
    Along with their passion for playing live, Mel Keith (singer, rhythm guitar), Neil Kennedy
    (lead guitar, effects), Craig Borden (bass) & Moe Fougere (drums) bring to life beloved
    songs from the 80’s overlooked by a lot of retrospective bands out there today. “Our
    hope and goal every time we go out there is to give people an amazing experience. To
    come out, let loose, dance, sing along with us.”, says Keith.
    Big Bang tackle a lot of songs that are very dependent on synthesizers, but guitarist Neil
    Kennedy takes on the synth vibes with his mastery of effects & pedals with his electric
    guitar on songs from multi-platinum selling artists like Simple Minds, INXS, Duran
    Duran, Cyndi Lauper, A-ha, Eurythmics...
    ...the groups that have transcended their genre to become the most enduring
    acts of their time are well represented at a Big Bang show.

    “People of all ages have been pleasantly surprised at our shows because we are
    doing fun, upbeat songs that they love that they haven’t heard many cover bands
    perform for them before. Or that they haven’t heard in a while, or maybe, they are
    hearing them for the first time. We approach them with an attention to detail that I
    can definitely say is unique to Big Bang”, continues Keith.
    2023 has been a year for Big Bang to continue to share their 80’s music love to fans
    throughout the city, and they want to take you on a trip back where you can dance if
    you want to, dance all night long, dance on the edge of 17, dance to your sweet
    dreams, or however YOU dance - don’t stop believing & don’t you forget about...the
    music of the 1980’s.

    des années d'expérience sur scène de groupes tels que Madhouse, Scarlett, Sonic Pulp et Melonvine, lorsque vous assistez à un spectacle, préparez-vous à vous divertir avec de la bonne musique, du plaisir et une soirée mémorable. La fête commence maintenant !

    Membres du groupe:
    Kent Merlin (chant, guitare)
    Ryan Gallant (guitare, chant)
    Chris Allain (basse)
    Jerome Leblanc (batterie)

  • 6:30 PM

    Rotary Ribfest Moncton closes for another year