On Saturday, September 15 from 11am-6pm the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) will team up with Regency, WRIC TV-8 and Boomtown Richmond for Regency’s Rockin’ Ribfest, an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for SPARC’s local and national performing arts programs.
The event will feature some of the best Ribs and BBQ in town with operators who will compete for first, second and third place trophies and cash prizes ranging from $250-$1,000! A variety of alternative food options will be available as well.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $50 per person and may only be purchased at the gate on the day of the show on a first-come, first-serve basis. This special ticket includes a catered food and drink area with seating near the entertainment. Food by McCormack’s Big Whisky Grill.
Several established and up-and-coming bands will perform on two stages!
On Longwood University’s main stage (emceed by various WRIC TV-8 personalities):
On the Boomtown Richmond stage (emceed by Jeff McKee of Boomtown Radio and Jeff & Jeff fame):
We would love for you to participate in this years Rockin’ Ribfest! Click here to learn about how to participate and details about the event. If you decide want to sign up to be a vendor, please complete the printed form here. (Deadline to enter is 9/7/18).
To profoundly influence young people’s lives through exceptional performing arts education.
Testimonials and research prove that SPARC’s programs are profoundly important in the lives of young people. Every SPARC program is planned, executed, and evaluated with extraordinarily high standards for quality. SPARC’s faculty and program leaders are among the top talents in their fields; they use their experience and professionalism in forming life-changing, long-term, positive relationships with SPARC’s students. Young people participating in SPARC’s programs cite these programs as profoundly influencing their lives — their confidence, their social skills, their sense of safety and acceptance, their influence on others, their poise and professionalism, and even their chosen careers. “SPARC saved my life” is heard so frequently that it no longer seems surprising.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Ribfest. If you are looking for community service hours for school, now is the chance to help SPARC and get in those hours early in the academic year!
Please contact Julie Gordon if you are interested in participating! You can also submit an online form here to sign up to volunteer.
Julie Gordon, CMD
1st Place Winner (BEST ALL AROUND): Receives a trophy and a check for $1,000, plus the opportunity to lease restaurant space in Regency with free rent for the first three (3) months.
2nd Place Winner: Receives a trophy and a check for $500, plus the opportunity to lease restaurant space in Regency with free rent for the first three (3) months.
3rd Place Winner: Receives a trophy and a check for $250, plus the opportunity to lease restaurant space in Regency with free rent for the first three (3) months.
To view all rules and regulations, please click here.