Ribfest 2022 brings Craig Morgan, Little Texas, and plenty more to Mankato

The Vetter Stone Amphitheater is pleased to welcome the multiplatinum selling, chart-topping American rock band Warrant to wrap up RibFest’s 80s Night. WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD Louder Harder Faster and the 30 year anniversary of their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The band is fired up and tighter than every musically! These rockers can’t wait to play not only ALL the hits fans know & love, but also new tunes/videos like “Louder Harder Faster” & “I Think I Will Just Stay Here & Drink.”

We are also pleased to announce our “ribbers” for the 24th Annual RibFest. We are welcoming back Big Boned BBQ, Porky Chicks BBQ, and Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ as well as Blazin’ Bronco BBQ, and Armadillo’s Rib & BBQ Co.


Thursday – Craig Morgan with Little Texas and the Jensen Sisters
Friday – 80s Night with Lita Ford, FireHouse & 3rd Headliner TBA
Saturday – Gin Blossoms with Gear Daddies, Jacuzzi Puma
Sunday – City Mouse and Mary Jane Alm with


Our “ribbers” travel across America to bring to Mankato’s RibFest a nationwide flavor. The ribs will be judged under three different
categories; Best Ribs, Best Pulled-Pork, and People’s Choice. Experience the great taste of ribs and other wonderful foods where you
can be the judge!

Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ
Porky Chicks BBQ
Big Boned BBQ
Chicago BBQ Company
Cowboys BBQ and Rib Co.
BBQ King Smokehouse

Times & Pricing

  • Thursday – 5PM – 11PM, $10 advance, $15 day of show
  • Friday – 5PM – 11:30PM, $10 advance, $15 day of show
  • Saturday – 12PM – 11:30PM, FREE from 12PM – 3PM, $10 advance, $15 day of show starting at 3PM
  • Sunday – 12PM – 11:30 PM, FREE all day

Recently Played

Chicken FriedZac Brown Band
Beer With My FriendsOld Dominion
More Hearts Than MineIngrid Andress
Wasted On YouMorgan Wallen
A Guy With A GirlBlake Shelton