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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Departure – The Journey Tribute Band and Country Rock’s Little Texas to Play Rock’n Ribville 2018

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LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 22, 2018 - The City of Lawrenceville is pleased to announce that it is now accepting competitor and vendor applications for its 11th Annual Rock’n Ribville Festival taking place on Saturday, September 22 on the Lawrenceville Lawn from noon – 8 p.m. This year’s event will welcome Little Texas to the stage along with Rebel Union and Departure – The Journey Tribute Band. Attracting more than 15,000 attendees to the City's Downtown District, Rock'n Ribville will bring local businesses, a Kansas City BBQ Society National Competition and traditional Southern barbeque together with live music, arts, crafts and kid-friendly activities. The festival is more than just a barbecue competition, as proceeds from Rock'n Ribville benefit the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund.

Now in its 11th year, Rock’n Ribville has solidified itself as a staple in the fall festival circuit not only in Gwinnett but also throughout the Southeast having been presented with the Bronze Kaleidoscope Award for “Best Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association in February 2017. The City’s signature event has even been recognized as one of six “Can’t Miss Barbeque Festivals in Georgia” by Access Atlanta.

“Rock’n Ribville is our favorite event of the year, for a variety of reasons but most importantly because it brings the entire community together to celebrate all that this great City has to offer,” said City of Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Everyone gets involved and has a hand in making it even more successful than the year before. It provides a great family atmosphere and showcases the “destination” for which Lawrenceville and the Greater Gwinnett community are readily known.”

Presented by US Auto Sales, Rock'n Ribville is partnering again with KICKS 101.5 and Bud Light to bring live station broadcasts throughout the day.  Rock’n Ribville is also made possible by the support of Gold Sponsors – Consolidated Pipe & Supply and McCray’s Tavern on the Square, and Kona Ice along with Silver Sponsors – Blue Rooster Bake Shop & Eatery, Mike Thomas – State Farm Insurance Agent and Peachstate Federal Credit Union.

Applications to participate in Rock’n Ribville as a competitor or a vendor will be accepted thru September 1st. For more details about Rock’n Ribville, visit or for more information on the City of Lawrenceville, please visit


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