It will easily be the biggest RibFest lineup in the 17 year history of the event AND at a new venue, an 'event' to announce the bands coming to Sioux Falls May 29-June 1, 2014 was held at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy Friday afternoon.

Chuck Brennan, founder of the Dollar Loan Center, who are the new title sponsors of the event, always likes to pull out all the stops for events like this and he did just that as he welcomed Mike Reno of Loverboy, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd to town just for the announcement!

In addition, the RibFest 2014 music lineup will include: Foghat, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Rick Springfield, Helix and Head East!

Plus it was announced that RibFest will be moving to the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. With the construction of the new Denny Sanford Premier Center, RibFest had simply outgrown the Sioux Falls Arena parking lot, so the timing was perfect to make the unofficial kick off to summer in Sioux Falls, the biggest it has ever been!

You can get a general admission ticket for the entire weekend for just $30!
Let that sink in for a minute. Several of these bands have ticket prices above that to see just them. You're going to get 11 national bands for thirty bucks and a large portion of the proceeds are going to help kids in Sioux Falls. Over half of the money that comes in from tickets sales is going to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sioux Falls and the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy.

A limited amount (500 available per night) of Gold Circle VIP tickets are available for $150 per night which includes up front VIP seating, VIP parking and FREE drinks!

Here's the lineup:

Thursday May 29: Hours 4pm-11pm, tickets $10 for Canada Night!

4pm - The Dirty Word Band

5pm - Helix

6:30pm - Honeymoon Suite

8pm - April Wine

9:30pm - Loverboy

Friday May 30: Hours 11am-11pm, tickets $15 for Ladies night!

Rick Springfield, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt

4pm - Opening band to be announced

6:30pm - Stephen Pearcy

7pm - Dee Snider

8pm - Tom Keifer

9:30pm - Rick Springfield

Saturday May 31 Hours 11am-11pm, tickets $20 for Classic Rock/Southern Hospitality night!

4:30pm - Guilty Pleasures Orchestra (from Sioux Falls)

6:30pm - Head East

7:45pm - Foghat

9:30pm - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sunday June 1 is the FREE KidzFest!

Brennan Rock & Roll Academy bands -TBA

3pm - Kory & The Fireflies

Friday and Saturday are FREE admission from 11am-3pm. Military members, veterans and their families are free throughout the entire event.

Tickets on sale March 7 through the Sioux Falls Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

All tickets on sale NOW

***You can save the ticketmaster fees by going to the Sioux Falls Arena box office during normal business hours***

Photo Courtesy of Crash/B102.7
Photo Courtesy of Crash/B102.7
Photo Courtesy of Crash/B102.7
Photo Courtesy of Crash/B102.7
Photo Courtesy of Crash/B102.7

Here's the press conference video from Friday afternoon and a little Q&A