Ribfest Completes Line-up With Slash
(Naperville, IL) The Exchange Club of Naperville and the 2013 Ribfest Committee are pleased to announce the appearance of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators on Friday, July 5th on the Navistar stage. “Another icon to add to the list of great Ribfest performances” stated Marty Walker, Ribfest 2013 chair. “ Each and every year we work hard to bring the best entertainment and this year is no exception.”
“It’s been an interesting road from the mid 90s up until now,” says Slash. “I never stopped to think, ‘What am I gonna to do in the long term?’ Or ruminated on my solo career, where it was heading. I’ve just been jamming around, going wherever the muse has taken me. And this is the first time where I feel like I’m in the saddle and riding my own destiny with some genuine focus.”
For fans who’ve tracked the broken glass and ruby slipper journey of Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist since the release of Appetite for Destruction two days before his 22nd birthday 25 years ago, one can’t help but be radioactive with enthusiasm. Apocalyptic Love is not just a new record by the storied musician with the black top hat and magical gift for riff, for Slash and his three co-conspirators; it is, indeed, destiny. And everyone involved is poised for the ride.
The liberated feel of Apocalyptic Love is evident throughout the LP’s 13 songs, as is the genuine chemistry between Slash and lead singer, Myles Kennedy. The evolution of their creative relationship went full throttle since the two first joined forces on Slash’s 2010 debut solo release where the Alter Bridge front man lent his pipes to the cavalcade of venerable guest vocalists which included Iggy Pop, Ian Astbury and Ozzy Osbourne.
Slash joins the other great headliners for the 2013 Ribfest which in include: Styx on July 3, Casey James and Love and Theft on July 4, Rick Springfield on July 6, Lynyrd Skynyrd on July 7. General Admission tickets will be available for sale on-line beginning April 20. The tickets will be date specific and can be purchased at www.ribfest.net. For up-to-date information like us on Facebook at Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest page or follow us on Twitter @Ribfest_NXC.
Ribfest will be held July 3-7, 2013 in Knoch Park, Naperville. Ribfest consists of family activities throughout the event, rib vendors from across the country and music. All the proceeds from Ribfest go to support the elimination of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Ribfest will present the annual fireworks display on July 4th sponsored by Meijer with music being broadcast simultaneously by 95.9 The River. In addition, Ribfest is sponsored in part by Miller Lite, Pepsi Beverages Company, Navistar, Wintrust/Naperville Bank & Trust, Hollywood Casinos, United Healthcare, Sam’s Club and CBS Radio Chicago in conjunction with the Exchange Club of Naperville, the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District.
The Exchange Club is a national group of men and women working as volunteers to make our community a better place through its primary mission, the Prevention of Child Abuse, and through local community service projects. The club organizes fundraising activities such as Ribfest over the Fourth of July and promote Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence. If you are interested in any of the activities mentioned above, please call us at (630) 779-2702 or visit our Web site at www.ExchangeClub.org. We need your help to continue this vital service to our community.
Exchange Club – Working for Kids’ Sake!
Ribfest – It’s about kids!