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2022 Acrisure Stadium Kickoff and Rib Festival

Photo courtesy of the Acrisure Website

The Kickoff and Rib festival is back! Stop by the newly named Acrisure Stadium Sept. 1-5 and enjoy 5 days of football, the best ribs in the country, free live music, and more to celebrate the kickoff of football in Western PA.

The Kickoff and Rib Festival was started in 1990 at Three Rivers Stadium. Much like today’s event, it featured concerts by national artists, national rib vendors, games, and more. The event was set around the circular perimeter of Three Rivers Stadium with the main entrance at the foot of the Gate A ramp. After the closing of Three Rivers Stadium, Heinz Field continued the tradition of hosting the Kickoff and Rib Festival.

Photo courtesy of the Acrisure Website

The event started in a parking lot adjacent to the stadium and then grew onto Art Rooney Avenue which now encompasses over half of Acrisure Stadium. The “midway” is set up along Art Rooney Avenue filled with rib vendors, festival foods and beverages, games, rides, and more. The FedEx Great Hall is open for fans to view the team’s Super Bowl trophies, Hall of Fame Museum, Steelers memorabilia, the Terrible Towel Wall and more.

Here’s What’s New This Year

  • Veterans Place Cornhole Tournament, the area’s largest cornhole tournament
  • Farm to Table Farmers Market featuring local home grown products for purchase from area farmers
  • The Jim Beam Backyard BBQ Experience
  • Battlegories DJ Battle – the region’s best DJs face off in a never before seen show
  • BBQ & Blues Monday, featuring Billy Price
  • Art Rooney Avenue Street Parties with DJ Steve Maffei Jr
  • Zodiac Motorcycle Club Bike Ride to benefit Veterans Place

Photo courtesy of the Acrisure Website

Farm to Table Farmers Market featuring local homegrown products for purchase from area farmers:

    • 5 Generations Bakers
    • Indoor Year-Round East Liberty Farmers Market
    • Cherish Creamery
    • Keystone Cultures
    • Jenny Lee
    • Uncle Jammy’s
    • Cherry Valley
    • JL Kennedy Meats
    • Larry Lemmon
    • Farm to Table

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