Madison has Blues Power!!!

Past Madison Ribberfest acts including Mike Morgan, Tab Benoit, Marcia Ball, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Elvin Bishop, Charles Musselwhite, Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Delbert McClinton and 2011 Saturday night headliner Buddy Guy prove that the Madison Ribberfest is NO JOKE!

Besides hearing top-of-the-line blues, Madison puts the “Rib” in Ribberfest with one of the best BBQ Competitions in the Tri State area! Contestants compete in the Professional (KCBS sanctioned national points tour stop) and Amateur divisions (and even a Kid’s division) to see who makes the best BBQ for miles around!

And, if that’s not enough fun for you, there are many other activities surrounding Madison Ribberfest. Paddle wheel riverboat cruises on the Ohio River, Pigmania, the 5k Ribberrun, and the Piglet Pen which is a safe place for the kids to play while Mom and Dad watch the shows!



Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 20th, 2012




Nick Moss

Friday, August 17th, 2012

6 pm – Jimmy Davis
8 pm – Trampled Under Foot

Friday Headliner

10 pm – Nick Moss



Robert Cray

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

11:30 am – Jimmy G Band
1:30 pmTyler Mac
3:30 pmEden Brent
5:30 pmTad Robinson
7:30 pmJohnny Hoy & The Bluefish

Saturday Headliner

9:30 pmRobert Cray




Madison Ribberfest is held at Bicentennial Park in beautiful downtown Madison, Indiana, right on the banks of the Ohio River!


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Get a Two-Day wristband for $20 through the Visitor’s Center or online.

By phone: (812) 265-2965 or (800) 559-2956

Children 12 & under FREE with paid adult

Click here to purchase tickets online!


For more detailed information, check out the Madison Ribberfest website.


  1. Is Paul Thorn performing at the ribberfest, according to his website? Thanks!

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