By Craig Day, The News On 6
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The Rock ‘N Rib festival got fired up once again just outside the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa Thursday.
News on 6 Anchor Craig Day got the mouth watering assignment to cover the festival and is even one of the judges.
Nothing says barbecue like a little sizzle and a lot of smoke. Add in some live music and a grand location and it's the making of a great time. Welcome to Tulsa's Rock N Rib Festival.
"I can say these don't need any sauce," said Craig Jones, a festival goer.
The event, in its second year, is drawing in big crowds and racking up fans with every rack of ribs.
"I've got my own little smoker but it is nothing like this, I found that out right quick," Jack Webb, Coweta resident, said.
The ribs are prepared by award winning pitmasters from across the country who are lined up outside Tulsa's BOK center, vying for your attention.
"It brings people together and brings happiness," said Bill Milroy, Texas Rib Rangers. "Everybody is enjoying themselves and having a good time and stuff like that."
"It's delicious. That's the greatest barbecue I've ever ate," Webb said.
In addition to the mouth watering food, part of that good time is the live music. Fourteen regional music acts are hitting the stage over four days.
Whether it's the music, the atmosphere or the food, put the Rock ‘N Rib festival on your radar this weekend.
Jack Webb, Coweta Resident: "It's good for you too."
Craig Day, The News On 6: "Good for the soul anyway."
Jack Webb, Coweta Resident: "It sure is."
The Rock N Rib festival runs until midnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs you $3, but children under 12 are free.
You can also get in free Friday before 5 p.m. In addition to the food and music, there are also inflatable's and other activities for kids.