Steven Tyler plays at 2018’s Ribfest

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is slated to play at 2018’s Ribfest, along with the Loving Mary Band. They’ll take the stage Saturday night, not until July 7 but tickets go on sale 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at The announcement was made Wednesday on Ribfest’s Facebook page. The 31st Annual Ribfest will take place July 4 – 7 2018, tentatively, according to its website. No word yet on ticket prices.

Ribfest has raised over $15.5 million toward eliminating child abuse and domestic violence. The Exchange Club of Naperville is the festival’s sponsor. Part of what convinced Tyler to commit was a deal to have a portion of the 2018 proceeds go to his charity, Janie’s Fund, the Naperville Sun reports. The fund’s website says Tyler partnered with the nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to many of our country’s most vulnerable girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.

Other recent Ribfest performers include: The Wallflowers, Better Than Ezra, Toby Keith, Sheryl Crow, Gin Blossoms and Toni

originally posted on Naperville Patch

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