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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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.


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 23

  • Scarlett

    11:30AM - 1:00PM


    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.
    Scarlett continues to work hard touring the Maritimes and beyond, bringing a unique and ever-evolving blend of rock and pop hits to countless corporate events, music festivals, local nightclubs and weddings.”

    Fortement influencé par les sons rock n' roll massifs des années 70 et au-delà, Scarlett de Moncton a toujours été considéré comme l'un des groupes de reprises de rock classique les plus prolifiques du Canada atlantique depuis plus d'une décennie.
    Scarlett continue de travailler dur en tournée dans les Maritimes et au-delà, apportant un mélange unique et en constante évolution de succès rock et pop à d'innombrables événements d'entreprise, festivals de musique, boîtes de nuit locales et mariages.

  • 1:00PM - 1:15PM

    Grand Opening

  • 1:30PM - 4:00PM

    Recorded music

  • Kevin Chase

    4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Kevin Chase

    25 plus years in music has brought Kevin much success. Kevin has recorded four albums with multiple radio releases, two of them charting top 40 and two ECMA “album of the year” nominations. Over the years Kevin has had the privilege of performing in different countries, including a successful tour in China.

    Kevin is a respected artist, you can find him preforming at numerous venues and festivals around the Maritime Provinces.

  • The Retronators

    5:45PM - 7:15PM


    The Retronators have been travelling and performing at various events throughout Atlantic Canada for several years. The group performs “Top Hits of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.


    It’s ROCK n ROLL at it’s best !

  • 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    Spoiled Rotten

    Spoiled rotten is an incredibly dynamic and versatile band of 5 experienced musicians who bring first class entertainment to any event small or large.based out of moncton nb with a classic rock repertoire spanning 4 decades, they have performed all major cities across canada and have notably become the house band for the spirit of edmonton during the grey cup for more than a decade. They will surely make you smile and get up on your feet dancing...

    Spoiled Rotten est un orchestre dynamic de 5 musiciens sur scene qui amene divertissement premiere classe au evenements petits et grands. Du nouveau brunswick ils ammenes un repertoire de 4 descennies de rock classiques, et on effectuer des spectacle dans toutes les villes majeures du canada. Prend notes quil’s sont le groupe prefere de la celebration “coupe grey” depuis les derniers 10 ans. Ils sont sur de vous faire rires et dansers

Friday - June 24

  • Shades of Time

    12:00PM - 1:30PM

    Shades of Time

    With a Classic Rock style and a touch of Country Rock, they have been performing for over 20 years. Their repertoire includes a wide range of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Michel Pagliaro, CCR and many others. These talented musicians and singers are sure to please with
    their solid harmonies and great sound. Members of the group are Daniel Dupuis, Perry Romard, Leo Boudreau and Tim Melanson.

    Avec un style Rock Classique et une touche Country Rock, ils
    jouent sur la scène depuis plus de 20 ans. Ils interprètent des
    chansons de groupes bien connus tels que The Beatles, The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Michel Pagliaro, CCR et bien d’autres. Ces musiciens talentueux sauront vous plaire avec de belles harmonies et un son impressionnant. Les membres de ce groupe sont Daniel Dupuis, Perry Romard, Leo Boudreau et Tim Melanson.

  • 1:30PM - 4:00PM

    Recorded music

  • The Southern Comfort Band

    4:00PM - 5:15PM

    The Southern Comfort Band

    Southern Comfort…SoCo Comme le disent les habitués. Ne vous laisser pas tromper par le nom, former en 2009, un groupe pop rock et country de tout genre qui sait plaire au publique de tout âge. Embarquez sur le SoCo Train et laisser vous emporter.

    Southern Comfort… SoCo as the regulars would say. Don’t let the name fool you. This group formed in 2009 is a pop rock and country rocking good time for all ages. Hop on the SoCo Train and see where it takes you!

  • Extraordinary Joe

    5:30PM - 6:45PM

    Extraordinary Joe

    Extraordinary Joe is a Moncton-based high energy dance band, combining the best mix of rock, pop, celtic and country hits from the 70's to now. Made up of players with years of stage experience from bands such as Madhouse, Scarlett, Sonic Pulp and Melonvine, when you come out to a show, be prepared to be entertained with great music, great fun and a memorable evening. The party starts now!

    Band members:
    Kent Merlin (vocals, guitar)
    Ryan Gallant (guitar, vocals)
    Chris Allain (bass)
    Jerome Leblanc (drums)

    Extraordinary Joe est un groupe à haute énergie de Moncton, combinant le meilleur mix de musique de danse populaires de rock, pop, celtique et country des années 70 à aujourd'hui. Composé de joueurs avec 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)

  • Loaded Dice

    7:00PM - 8:15PM

    Loaded Dice

    "Loaded Dice" is Atlantic Canada's Premiere Rock’n Party Band. A must-see high energy super-entertaining show featuring the very best “Billboard Top 10 and Canadian classic rock hits of all time” Loaded Dice has enjoyed sharing the stage at marquee events with: Nazareth, Kim Mitchell, Platinum Blonde, Trooper, Honeymoon Suite, Harlequin and other acclaimed national recording artists

    The band features a select group of musicians, who are associated with Glamour Puss, 1755 and Travis Cormier (La Voix), as well as being endorsed by Gordon Lightfoot and recognized by the iconic rock group known as AC/DC.

    "Loaded Dice" est le groupe party rock numéro 1 des provinces Atlantiques. Un show super divertissant, captivant et à haute intensité, incluant les meilleurs hits classic rock de tout les temps. Loaded dice a profité d'avoir partager la scène avec: Nazareth, Kim Mitchell, Platinum Blonde, Trooper, Honeymoon Suite, Harlequin, et d'autres artistes de niveau national.

    Le band se compose d'un groupe sélect de musiciens qui s'associent aux suivants: Glamour Puss, 1755, Travis Cormier (La Voix) et aussi étant apprové par Gordon Lightfoot et reconnu par le groupe rock iconique ACDC

  • Thirsty Rangers

    8:30PM - 10:00PM

    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!

saturday - June 25

  • Pier 19

    12:00PM - 1:30PM

    Pier 19

    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. Steve Stewart 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 "l'étoile montante du musicien" qu'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.

  • 1:45PM - 3:00PM

    Rik & Brendon

  • Sonic Pulp

    3:15PM - 4:30PM

    Sonic Pulp

    Sonic Pulp is a 4 piece band based out of the Moncton region that provides a high energy rock show, covering classic rock and current rock songs from the 60's to the 00's

    Sonic Pulp est un groupe de 4 musiciens basé dans la région de Moncton qui offre un spectacle rock à haute énergie, couvrant du rock classique et des chansons rock actuelles des années 60 aux années 00.

  • Bobcaygeon

    4:45PM - 6:15PM


    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!

  • Monkeytown

    6:30PM - 8:00PM


    From Moncton, New Brunswick. Paul "Lea" Leger is no stranger to the local and Maritime rock music scene. He brings four decades of live music experience! Original founding member of Monkeytown, Paul is a multi-Instrumentalist of sorts that include playing mandolin, guitar and the Ukulele! If it can be played, Paul can play it! Paul has play across all Maritime province's and abroad many times over, playing with Montreal's Dirty Secrets or with Moncton's own local favorite bands, The Push, Dakota, Old School and to mention, his self titled act the "Paul Lea Band"!

  • FM Berlin

    8:30PM - 10:00PM

    FM Berlin

    Recipients of the 2019 Music New Brunswick Artist In Rotation award, FM Berlin is a four-piece Alternative Rock band from Moncton, New Brunswick that sounds like Oasis and The Strokes made a space. A bold claim which they own with sing-along rock and roll swagger.

Sunday - June 26

  • Stephen Leblanc

    1:00PM - 2:30PM

    Stephen Leblanc

    STEPHEN LEBLANC, a versatile canadian musician with a long track record of accolades ranging from multiple albums,awards, television appearances, radio singles and extensive touring with his own bands like the cult favourite "AN ACOUSTIC SIN" and the hard rock project known as "TRACY STARR". Furthermore, not to mention the international artists that he performs live and on record with including violinist "DOMINIQUE DUPUIS" ,acadian folk artist "FAYO" , "ROLAND GAUVIN ET LA GROUSSE BAND" and more.

    Stephen LeBlanc, musicien canadien versatile, lance son premier album solo, MON DÉSIR. Sa feuille de route impressionnante comprend de nombreux albums, prix, performances télévisées, extraits à la radio et tournées à grande échelle au sein de groupes desquels il a fait partie, notamment le groupe culte AN ACOUSTIC SIN et la formation hard rock TRACY STARR. Par ailleurs, Stephen a prêté ses talents musicaux sur scène et dans le cadre d’enregistrements à des artistes de renommée internationale, entre autres DOMINIQUE DUPUIS, FAYO, artiste acadien de musique folk, et ROLAND GAUVIN ET LA GROUSSE BAND.

  • Highway Train Bluegrass Band

    2:50PM - 4:20PM

    Highway Train Bluegrass Band

    Highway Train is a four-piece bluegrass band from the Moncton area. The band members include Shane Douthwright on guitar, Marcel Duplessis on bass, Ron Girouard on mandolin and Kyle Legere on banjo. The band performs bluegrass covers and original songs written by band members while also delivering their own bluegrass twist on a variety of popular country and rock songs. The powerful vocals and hard driving sound of Highway Train leave audiences mesmerized by their musicianship and blazingly fast fingers. Band members of Highway Train have become veterans of bluegrass music through decades of big stage, small stage, and festival experience throughout Canada. Although Highway Train does not currently have any recordings, the band members can be found on a variety of albums with other artists and bands.

    Highway Train est un groupe de bluegrass composé de quatre musiciens de la région de Moncton. Les membres du groupe incluent Shane Douthwright à la guitare, Marcel Duplessis à la basse, Ron Girouard à la mandoline et Kyle Legere au banjo. Le groupe interprète des reprises de bluegrass et des chansons originales écrites par les membres du groupe tout en offrant leur propre touche bluegrass sur une variété de chansons country et rock populaires. La voix puissante et le son puissant de Highway Train laissent le public fasciné par leur musicalité et leurs doigts incroyablement rapides. Les membres du groupe Highway Train sont devenus des vétérans de la musique bluegrass à travers des décennies d'expérience sur les grandes scènes, les petites scènes et les festivals partout au Canada. Bien que Highway Train n'ait actuellement aucun enregistrement, les membres du groupe peuvent être trouvés sur une variété d'albums avec d'autres artistes et groupes.

  • 4:20PM - 4:45PM

    Prizes and Trophy presentations

  • Overwound Blues Band

    4:45PM - 6:15PM

    Overwound Blues Band

    Overwound is Blues on fire. Based out of Fredericton, NB, Canada, this 3-piece band was designed from the start to bring guitar blues/rock to the stage with a live high-energy edge.

    Delivering their own fiery guitar-centric blues, plus hard-driving variations on blues classics and modern blues/rock, with that extra octane and drive that is made to experience live.