The 22nd Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival returns to Jacobs Pavilion and the Nautica Entertainment Complex Memorial Day weekend, May 24 through May 27. This four-day grilling showdown and music festival is the official kick off to grilling season and has become Northeast Ohio’s biggest and most popular backyard BBQ. Ten professional grilling teams from across the country will engage in a fierce culinary battle and the sauce slinging really heats up when five rookie barbecue chefs participate in the annual Marc’s Amateur Grilling Competition. You won’t want to miss this year’s entertainment featuring music legends Rick Springfield, Buddy Guy and Bret Michaels along with Rocktopia, a unique concert experience fusing the worlds of rock, classical music and opera featuring Northeast Ohio’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland School of Arts Choir. For the latest event information, special discounts and to learn how you can enter to win a spot as Cook-Off Judge visit www.fox8.com/rib or download the Live Nation mobile app by texting “LNAPP’ to 404040.