Rock n' Ribs

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How It Works

We’re a people-first festival. No nickel and diming here. The BBQ is all-you-can-eat for every attendee. The beer and booze are free for VIP ticket holders. You’ll get some free swag and we won’t oversell tickets. Each ticket type is capped to ensure maximum enjoyment for our guests. Have personal interactions with all of our award-winning pitmasters and every attendee will have a great view of our awesome bands.

Friday, October 14, 2021 (4pm-8pm) and Saturday, October 15, 2021 (12pm-4pm)

  • Access to and participation in Friday’s Pitmaster Ocean Olympics, Celebrity Chef Dinner with Kevin Gillespie ($150 value), and private concert with Grammy award-winning Angie Aparo ($45 value)
  • Saturday early event admission and food from 12-4 pm including music by Cranford Hollow and Blues Traveler($150 value)
  • Front stage VIP lounge and dining area, inclusive VIP Bar & Libations ($55 value)
  • Branded swag
  • Private Restroom


Pit Master 1-Day VIP (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 15, 2022 (12pm-4pm)

  • Saturday early event admission and food from 12-4 pm including music by  Cranford Hollow and Blues Traveler! ($150 value)
  • Front stage VIP lounge and dining area, inclusive VIP Bar ($55 value)
  • Branded swag


Connoisseur- General Admission 

(less than 100 Left!!)
Saturday, October 15, 2022 (1pm-4pm)





We’re making this as easy as possible for you! Just bring your Government Issued ID and an empty stomach!

What should I leave at home?

  • No bottles, glass, cans, coolers, or baskets.

  • No folding, camp or beach chairs. If you have a disability or mobility challenge and need a chair please email and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • No outside beverages, except one empty or factory-sealed water bottle allowed per customer. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in your ticket.

  • No professional cameras (with a removable lens), or recording devices.

  • No laser pointers, weapons, or selfie sticks.

  • No lighttable tobacco products, vapes, or electronic cigarettes.

  • No pets.

Is there re-entry?

Why would you want to leave??? You will be issued a wristband upon your arrival at Rick ‘N Ribs. As long as you leave it on, you’ll be allowed to come and go from the festival grounds.

I can’t come, how do I get a refund?

Rock ’N Ribs is a “rain or shine” event. Attendees may request a refund within 48 hours of purchase by emailing Tickets purchased within 14 days of the event (October 14th, 2022) are not eligible for refund but can be transferred to another party. In the event that “Rock ’N Ribs” is forced to cancel the event due to extreme weather conditions or another “Act of God” a rain date will be scheduled. Entertainment acts “Angie Aparo”, “Cranford Hollow, and “Blues Traveler,” “Celebrity Chef,” and Pitmasters appearances are not guaranteed. Rock ’N Ribs” will make a good faith effort to ensure that these acts are present at the event. No refunds will be issued if an act is canceled or postponed.

Where should I stay?

Our hotel partner is the Beach House, just a 5-minute walk from Coligny and the festival area. You can book your hotel through this link here.

Activities on HHI?

If you’re golfing, be sure to visit our official golf partner Palmetto Dunes! If you’d like to get out on the water, check out the offerings at Outside Hilton Head for everything from Dolphin Tours to Private Charters. Check out for everything else!

Is there assigned seating?

Nope! Every ticket holder has a chance to get to the front of the stage baby! VIP Ticket holders will have a designated tented lounge area and bathroom.

Where is it at Coligny?

The festival grounds will in our rear parking area between Skillets and FISH.

Where do I park?

We highly suggest that you consider taking a cab or rideshare to the event! If you need to drive you can park at Coligny Plaza.

Accommodations & Accessibility

We will have a designated accessible bathroom. If you have additional accommodation needs, please email

What is your bag policy?

All bags are subject to a thorough search upon entry. Guests have the right to refuse a bag search, and the venue has a right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue, please return them to your vehicle. Bags cannot be larger than 13”x15″. No backpacks of any size.

Can I buy a ticket just for Blues Traveler?

Sorry Dude, this is a full-service experience! We might be biased, but our General Admission ticket is a fantastic value for an afternoon of all you care to eat BBQ, Cranford Hollow, and Blues Traveler!

Can my kids come?

Rock ‘N Ribs is an adult-oriented event; every person entering the festival requires one of our three ticket options. We suggest that all attendees are 18 and up.

How Much Can I Eat?

A question after our mascot, Squeally Dan’s heart! Each Ptimaster will have a delicious offering for you to enjoy, but friends, don’t count drinks or BBQ samples!

Can I buy a ticket to Sunday’s Brunch event at The Beach House without buying a ticket to the festival?

Well, we’re not sure why you wouldn’t buy both…but if that’s what you want to do, go for it!


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