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Orlando Carter of Straight Out of the Kitchen tends the grill Saturday morning at Renziehausen Park. The McKeesport Ribfest continues through Monday, when fireworks will close the weekend. (Tube City Almanac photo)
Good crowds and pleasant weather greeted attendees Friday for the opening night of McKeesport’s annual Labor Day Weekend ribfest.
Organized by the City of McKeesport and the McKeesport Lions Club, the event is free and open to the public. Booths are arranged near the Lions Bandshell at Renziehausen Park, near the corner of Eden Park Boulevard and Jimmy Beaumont Boulevard.
Live music is being provided today by Pendulum — a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band — 4:45, while the Nashville sound of Dozzi takes the stage at 7 p.m.
The Clintones arrive at 4:45 p.m. Sunday — when a car show is also scheduled — while Jimmie Ross & The Jaggerz begin at 7 p.m. A car show is also scheduled for Sunday.
On Monday, the Blues Brothers tribute show “The Booze Brothers” begin performing at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks.
Varange Cabil of Robbie’s Ribs was among the workers helping owner Roberta Williams at the Renzie Rib Fest. (Tube City Almanac photo)
Originally published September 02, 2023.