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Terms of Use

  1. INTRODUCTION
    Welcome to the Ribfest website of the Exchange Club of Naperville (“Exchange Club”). “Exchange Club Sites” (whether in the singular or the plural) include ribfest.net, exchangeclub.org, and other Internet sites on which these terms of use are posted. The Exchange Club and any and all entities that control, are controlled by, or are affiliated or under common control with, the Exchange Club are collectively referred to herein as “we,” “us” or “our”.

    PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE. By using any Exchange Club Site, you signify your agreement to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not use the Exchange Club Sites. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these terms of use at any time in accordance with the procedures set forth below in section 14 labeled “Amendment.”

  2. CONSIDERATION
    You acknowledge that these terms of use are supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that such consideration includes, without limitation, your use of the Exchange Club Sites and receipt of data, materials and information available at or through the Exchange Club Sites.

  3. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
    All information, content and materials contained on Exchange Club Sites are our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our business partners or sponsors. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our business partners or sponsors. No information, content or material from any Exchange Club Site or any Internet site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by us may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. The use of any information, content or materials on an Exchange Club Site on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited.

    The Exchange Club Sites are only for your personal use. You may not use the Exchange Club Sites for commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful, or harms us or any other person or entity, as determined in our sole discretion.

    In the event that you download software from any Exchange Club Site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you by us or a third-party for your personal, noncommercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. You may own the medium on which the Software resides, but we or the third-party retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, auction, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form.

  4. SUBMISSIONS
    We are pleased to hear from our visitors and welcome your comments regarding Ribfest and our efforts to fight child abuse and domestic violence. If you intentionally or unintentionally supply us with information (Submissions), or through features or activities on any Exchange Club Site (including, without limitation, raffles, merchandise, promotions, surveys, volunteer sign-up and sponsorships), you submit, post or otherwise send us any information, content or materials including, without limitation, data, text, messages, files, images, photographs, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions (including lyrics), sound recordings, postings, your and/or other persons’ names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and/or other biographical information or material, and any other materials, as well as links to data, text, files, images, photographs, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions (including lyrics), sound recordings, postings, your and/or other persons’ names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and other biographical information or material, web pages and any other materials (collectively, “User-Generated Content”) through such features or activities (such User-Generated Content, together with Unsolicited Submissions, the “Submissions”), we (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users) shall be entitled to unrestricted use of such Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. If there exists any doubt or ambiguity about whether any User-Generated Content constitutes a Submission, such User-Generated Content shall be conclusively deemed to be a Submission. No Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby grant us (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users), without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity, a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable worldwide license to use, re-use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, display, exhibit, distribute, re-distribute, copy, host, store, cache, archive, index, categorize, comment on, broadcast, stream, edit, alter, modify (including, without limitation, removing lyrics and music from any Submission or substituting the lyrics and music in any Submission with music and lyrics selected by us), adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon and publicly perform such Submissions, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, on Exchange Club Sites, on third party web sites, for any and all purposes including, without limitation, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you and with or without attribution (the “Submissions License”). To the extent that any Submissions submitted by you contain original songs or recordings, you hereby represent that you are a member of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or any other applicable performing rights society and that all musical compositions (including lyrics) contained in such Submissions are available for licensing to us (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users) directly from such societies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, regardless of whether you are a member of any performing rights society, you hereby grant us (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users) a perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable license to publicly perform each and every musical composition (including lyrics) contained in such Submissions. To the extent that we solicit Submissions through features or activities on Exchange Club Sites (including, without limitation, raffles, sponsorships, merchandise sales, contests, promotions and volunteer sign-up that require the use of our copyrighted works (in whole or in part), we hereby grant you a non-exclusive license to create a derivative work using our copyrighted works (in whole or in part); provided however, that such license shall be conditioned upon your assignment of all rights in the work you create to us (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users). If such rights are not assigned to us (and our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users), your license to create material using our copyrighted works (in whole or in part) shall be null and void. You agree to the foregoing grant of rights, consents, agreements and assignments whether or not your Submissions are used by us.

    You hereby appoint us as your agent with full power to enter into and execute any document and/or do any act we may consider appropriate to confirm the grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers set forth in these terms of use.

    You agree that any Submissions you make are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way. To the extent any “moral rights,” “ancillary rights,” or similar rights in or to the Submissions exist and are not exclusively owned by us, you agree not to enforce any such rights as to us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and you shall procure the same agreement not to enforce from any others who may possess such rights.

    The terms of the Submissions License shall govern our right to use all Submissions. If terms other than the Submissions License govern the submission of, and our right to use, User-Generated Content submitted in connection with a particular Exchange Club Site feature or activity, such other terms shall be posted at the applicable Exchange Club Site feature or activity and shall supersede the terms of the Submissions License; provided however, that in such instances, all provisions of these terms of use other than the Submissions License shall continue to apply to such Exchange Club Site feature or activity (unless otherwise stated in the terms and conditions applicable to the particular Exchange Club Site feature or activity).

    Without limiting the scope of the Submissions License or any future grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers you may make with respect to Submissions, you hereby ratify any prior grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers made by you with respect to Submissions submitted by you to us.

  5. REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND SECURITY
    When buying raffle tickets, merchandise or a sponsorship packages or signing-up to be a volunteer, you agree to provide, maintain and update true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration processes (the “Registration Data”). If you provide any information that does not satisfy this provision, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect as much, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of any Exchange Club Site (or any portion thereof).

    You also agree (a) to promptly notify us at info@ribfest.net of any unauthorized use of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to any Exchange Club Site. In addition, you agree to exit from your account at the end of each session.

    We explicitly disclaim liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section.

  6. HOUSE RULES

    The following is a list of House Rules applicable to the Exchange Club Sites. By using the Exchange Club Sites, you agree that:

    1. You will not submit, post, upload, distribute, or otherwise make available or transmit any content that: (a) is defamatory, abusive, harassing, insulting, threatening, or that could be deemed to be stalking or constitute an invasion of a right of privacy of another person; (b) is bigoted, hateful, or racially or otherwise offensive; (c) is violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit; (d) is illegal or encourages or advocates illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them; (e) infringes or violates any right of a third party or any domestic or international law, rule or regulation including, but not limited to: (i) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights; (ii) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person’s personal information of any kind without their express permission) or publicity; or (iii) any confidentiality obligation; or (f) does not comply with all terms and conditions applicable to the Submissions License (set forth above in section 4 labeled “SUBMISSIONS”);
    2. You own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to use, and to authorize us to use, distribute or otherwise exploit in all manners permitted by these terms of use (including, without limitation, the Submissions License), all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights (including, without limitation, names, likenesses and voices) and/or other proprietary rights contained in any content that you submit, post, upload, distribute or otherwise make available or transmit. As stated above with respect to the Submissions License (set forth above in section 4 labeled “SUBMISSIONS”), to the extent that any Submissions submitted and/or posted by you contain original songs or recordings, you hereby represent that you are a member of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or any other applicable performing rights society and that all musical compositions (including lyrics) contained in such Submissions are available for licensing to us directly from such societies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, regardless of whether you are a member of any performing rights society, you hereby grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable license to publicly perform each and every musical composition (including lyrics) contained in such Submissions;
    3. You will not submit, post, upload, distribute, or otherwise make available or transmit any software or other computer files that contain a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise impair or damage the Exchange Club Sites or any connected network, or otherwise interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of the Exchange Club Sites;
    4. You will not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity including, without limitation, using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name;
    5. You will not engage in antisocial, disruptive, or destructive acts, including “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet;
    6. You will not delete any legal notices, disclaimers or proprietary notices such as copyright or trademark symbols, or modify any logos that you do not own or have express permission to modify;
    7. You will not engage in (or attempt to engage in) any criminal activity including, without limitation, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing, harassment, theft, and conspiracy to commit any criminal activity.

      We cannot and do not assure that other users are or will be complying with the foregoing House Rules or any other provisions of these terms of use, and, as between you and us, you hereby assume all risk of harm or injury resulting from any such lack of compliance.

      To the extent that any feature on an Exchange Club Site requires you to submit your e-mail address or phone number, you must, and you hereby agree to, furnish your actual e-mail address or actual phone number, as applicable.

      WE MAY CHANGE THE EXCHANGE CLUB SITES OR DELETE CONTENT OR FEATURES IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON OR NO REASON.

  7. OUR CONTENT REMOVAL RIGHTS
    We reserve the right, but disclaim any obligation or responsibility, to remove any content from any Exchange Club Site (a) that violates these terms of use (including, without limitation, the House Rules) and (b) to comply with any subpoena, order or otherwise cooperate with law enforcement officials regarding the identification of any user alleged to be using a Exchange Club Site in violation of the law. If we deem appropriate in our sole discretion, we reserve the right to preserve a record of any such User-Generated Content and turn all or a portion thereof over to law enforcement officials.

  8. CONTENT LINKED TO ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE
    You should be aware that when you are on an Exchange Club Site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from pages on Exchange Club Sites that take you outside of our site. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement or a search result, the click may take you off the Exchange Club Site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and content partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding relationship. You acknowledge that when you click on a link that leaves an Exchange Club Site, the site you will land on is not controlled by us and different terms of use and privacy policy may apply. By clicking on links to other sites, you acknowledge that we are not responsible for those sites. We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to any Exchange Club Site, although we are under no obligation to do so.

    We make no representations concerning the content of sites listed in any of our directories. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in our search results or otherwise linked to an Exchange Club Site.

  9. DISCLAIMER
    THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON EXCHANGE CLUB SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USER-GENERATED CONTENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MOREOVER, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR OFFERED, MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USER-GENERATED CONTENT, OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES LINKED TO FROM ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, SAFETY OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or availability of information, content and materials found on sites that link to or from any Exchange Club Site. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from any Exchange Club Site or third-party information, content or materials contained on our sites (including, without limitation, content contained on the site). We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy, completeness or reliability of, any of the information, content or materials contained on any third-party site. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information, content or materials (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give to any third party. You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to information, content and materials contained on our sites (including, without limitation, content), on third party sites, and any information, content and materials you provide to such third party sites (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information). We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

  10. SUBSCRIPTIONS/BILLING
    Some services offered on Exchange Club Sites are eCommerce services, such as raffle, merchandise, and sponsorships. All payments required and agreed to by you in these areas are payable on demand.

  11. INDEMNIFICATION
    You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username(s), password(s), and your account(s), as well as all activities that occur under your account(s). You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our business partners, sponsors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective companies, service providers and suppliers, and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, settlement costs and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these terms of use or claims arising from your account(s). You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

  12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, PERSONAL INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, THAT RESULT FROM (A) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE OR CONTENT, MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON ANY SUCH SITE, OR (B) THE CONDUCT OR ACTIONS, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF A EXCHANGE CLUB SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, OR $100 (WHICHEVER IS LESS) FOR ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE.

    MOREOVER, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE COMPANIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM AN ACT OF FORCE MAJEURE OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR OR THEIR REASONABLE CONTROL INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL FAILURES, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES OR FLUCTUATIONS, STRIKES, LABOR DISPUTES, RIOTS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, SHORTAGES OF LABOR OR MATERIALS, NATURAL DISASTERS, GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS, NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY REASONS BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF US OR OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE COMPANIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS.

    YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER WE OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, NOR ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE COMAPNIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE EXCHANGE CLUB SITES AND ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE OR (B) ANY DELAYS OR FAILURES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE WITH ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THE EXCHANGE CLUB SITES IN AN ACCURATE OR TIMELY MANNER.

    THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR THE EXCLUSION, LIMITATION, OR DISCLAIMER LIABILITY FOR THE CERTAIN PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE, SO SUCH EXCLUSIONS, LIMITATIONS OR DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  13. JURISDICTIONAL AND VENUE ISSUES
    You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms of use shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in state or federal courts located in the city of Chicago, Illinois, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. We make no representation that information, content or materials on any Exchange Club Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access an Exchange Club Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws including, but not limited to, any applicable local laws.

  14. AMENDMENT
    We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these terms of use at any time without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these terms of use for any changes. Your use of any Exchange Club Site following any amendment of these terms of use will signify and constitute your assent to and acceptance of such revised terms of use.

  15. TERMINATION
    These terms of use are effective until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these terms of use at any time by discontinuing use of all Exchange Club Sites and destroying all materials obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms of use or otherwise. In the event that you terminate these terms of use, you agree to notify us of such termination by sending notice of such termination by certified United States mail, postage pre-paid to:

    Ribfest Chairman
    c/o EXCHANGE CLUB Of NAPERVILLE
    184 Shuman Blvd., Suite 200
    Naperville, IL 60563

    We may immediately terminate these terms of use with respect to you (including your access to any and all Exchange Club Sites) without cause and without notice to you in our sole discretion. Upon termination, you must cease use of all Exchange Club Sites and destroy all materials obtained from such sites and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms of use or otherwise.

    We have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users who are repeat infringers of copyright.

    The provisions of these terms of use, which by their nature should survive the termination of these terms of use, shall so survive such termination.

  16. GENERAL PROVISIONS
    These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these terms of use shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any provision of these terms of use by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these terms of use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY EXCHANGE CLUB SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Special Events


  • Championship rounds of the Miller Lite Bags Tournament - Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th from 1:30-4:30pm at Ribfest. Click here for preliminary round information.


  • Blackhawks Street Crew at Ribfest, 2-6pm daily in the South Park.

  • Naperville's BEST fireworks show, July 4th at 9:30pm. Free public access entry starting at 7:30pm. Fireworks presented by Meijer.

  • Do some JOUSTING in the Family Area daily from 12noon - 8pm!

  • The Chicago White Sox are visiting Ribfest on Saturday, July 5th from 12-3pm. Visit the Family Area to meet players, attend free clinics, and win giveaways!

  • The championship rounds of the Miller Lite Bags Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th, from 1:30-4:30pm at Ribfest.Click here for preliminary round information.

  • Don't miss Balster Magic Kid Bucks and Magic Show - 3 shows daily!
    July 3 - 1:30, 3:00, 5:30
    July 4 - 1:30, 3:30, 5:30
    July 5 - 3:00, 5:30, 7:00
    July 6
    - 1:30, 3:30, 5:30

  • Check out the Radio Disney Kids Radio Show, broadcasting from the Ribber Row Stage Thursday, July 3 from 1:00-2:30pm!

  • Transform into a butterfly, clown, and more! Face painting daily from 1-3pm and 5-7pm at Erica’s Funny Faces in the Family Area.

  • Hold a snake! See a lizard! Visit the "Cold Blooded Creatures" Reptile Show on July 4th and July 6th from 4-5pm in the Family Area.

  • Soar on NEW HEIGHTS balloon twister from 1-3pm and 6-8pm daily in the Family Area.

  • See your favorite animals from 12noon-8pm daily in the Family Area at Miller Petting Zoo.

  • Zoom down the big slide in the Family Area, open from 12noon-8pm daily!

  • Challenge your friends to Laser Tag in the Family area from 12noon-8pm daily!

Music Stories

DID YOU KNOW...

  • In 2013 Casey James went out into the merchandise tent to sign 100’s of autographs and get pictures taken with fans after his show.

  • In 2013 Rick Springfield performed a private back yard acoustic concert at a fan’s house in downtown Naperville before Ribfest.

  • In 2013 James Young of STYX purchased 100 tickets for his friends and family to be at Ribfest!

  • In 2012 the guitar signed by Steve Miller that is given to a local charityis actually a work of art. He decorated both the case and the guitar with multiple colored sharpies, penning out the names of his hits, drawing hearts and peace signs.

  • In 2011 during Bruce Hornsby’s show, members of the audience wrote down songs they wanted to hear, laid them on the stage…and he played several of them.

  • In 2010 Julianne Hough worked out at Edward Fitness Center the day of her show much to the delight of the club members.

  • In 2009 Huey Lewis celebrated his birthday onstage at Ribfest. The crowd sang Happy Birthday to him.

  • In 2008 Trace Adkinswas runner-up on the "Celebrity Apprentice" and released a huge hit “You’re Gonna Miss This” when he played Ribfest. As Trace left the stage on his way back to his dressing room, he noticed two young boys in wheelchairs in the middle of the crowd. He waded out into the crowd to meet the two.After getting his picture taken with them, he proceeded to sign autographs, shake hands, and hug every other fan.

  • In 2010 Charlie Daniels was so charming at Ribfest that when he was to do a meet and greet with sponsors before the show, he talked to every single person including the staff volunteers.

  • Elvin Bishop showed up with a bottle of his homemade hot sauce and jelly for the backstage crew. Brought out blues legend, Smokey Smothers for a surprise jam at Ribfest.

  • In 2005 Umphrey’s McGee travelled from Californiaat the last minute to perform a memorial show for Brian Schultz a long time sponsor of Ribfest who was killed in a car crash. The band had bag pipes on stage to play Amazing Grace and then played the AC/DC song “It’s A Long Way To Top If You Wanna Rock & Roll” complete with the bag pipe solo.

  • In 2005 Adrian Belew donated $5,000 of his fee back to the club because he was touched by the Ribfest cause!

  • In 2004 LynyrdSkynyrd’s famous Outlaws Motorcycle Club showed up with more than a 100 of their “personal security team” at Ribfest!

  • In 2002 Dave Mason showed up with deli trays for the entire Ribfest backstage crew.

  • In 2010 Los Lonely Boys played a free acoustic concert at Wentz Hall for hundreds of the kids we support. Afterward they let the kids onstage to try out guitars and drums. Each kid left with a signed pick or drumsticks and a day of memories.

  • In 2006 Trent Tomlinson, at the time, an up-and-coming country star that had the chart toppers "One Wing in the Fire", and "Country is My Rock”. After celebrating his birthday on stage, he then went to a local Naperville eatery and played for a few hundred local residents and friends, to continue his birthday celebration.

  • In 2003 members of Los Lobos came off stage after their encore performance with Dickie Betts (Allman Brothers Band) and running for their cell phones to call friends and family to tell them who they just played with on stage.

  • In 1998 Pat Benatarwent rollerblading in downtown Naperville and hung out at the Main Street Starbucks the afternoon of her show.

  • In 2001 Mark Farnerfrom Grand Funk Railroad (sold out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles) got a ride to Starbucks for coffee from a Ribfest staff member. Later that afternoon he acted as nursemaid to the same staff member with an ankle injury.

  • In 2010 Eric Burdon and the Animals just finished the show at Ribfest when a patron jumped the barrier and climbed on stage. An injured staff member got to the patron just before reaching Eric who was extremely grateful. The guy just wanted an aotograph, but you never know!