In more encouraging news that normalcy is approaching, The Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest says on their website they intend to have the festival this July at their new location in Romeoville.
That isn’t to say there won’t be some COVID-related changes. According to Ribfest.net, the event will be “downsized” from previous years. No indication on what that means exactly, but I’m sure it will have some sort of capacity limit or session scheduling system (just me spitballin’).
The dates will be July 1st-4th at Romeoville’s Deer Crossing Park, a 35 acre plot of land next to Romeoville’s city hall off of Romeo Road. Last year was to be the first year at the new location, but was cancelled because of the pandemic.
REO Speedwagon and Styx were to be headliners, but this year’s musical acts have not yet been announced.
Ribfest, which had been held at Knoch Park the past 33 years, had to find a new home because of renovations done to the Knoch Park ball fields.
Obviously, anything can happen between now and July. Hopefully those things are GOOD things, and not anything that would force us to take a step backward. Hopefully, we’ll see you at Ribfest in the ‘Ville this year!