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Rhythm & Ribs Country Music FestivalAZ Rhythm & Ribs has become the flagship event for the City of Cottonwood bringing national entertainment and a world class rib competition to the Verde Valley.  September 5-6, 2014 marks the 9th year of AZ Rhythm & Ribs State BBQ Championship in Cottonwood Arizona.

This year the AZ Rhythm & Ribs has changed its name to AZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival. The event has been selected as one of the tour stops for the Great American Cookout, along with 25 professional BBQ competitors; AZ Rhythm & Ribs has become a hot spot for professional BBQ teams, so we are an official Arizona State BBQ Championship. We will be introducing great young country artists like, Austin Webb, Sam Hunt, Benton Blount, Logan Brill,  and Kristian Bush of Sugarland.  Enjoy the Beer Garden with Beer Thirty in the Verde and 25 micro-brews, as well as The Kids Zone with plenty of fun rides and games for the kids to stay entertained.

bc-horizontal-logoThis year we will be working with the Charity THE BOOT CAMPAIGN; CHECK OUT out our Charity Tab at the top and read about these organizations.

The evolution of the event has been enormous but has never wavered away from the name and people still know they are getting “Rhythm & Ribs”.  Join us at the Cottonwood Kids Park, located on 12th Street next to the Verde Valley fairgrounds.

When: September 5-6, 2014
Where: Cottonwood Kids Park, across from the Verde Valley Fairgrounds
Day & Times:

  • Friday – Gates open at 4:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – Gates open at 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

We love our pets too…BUT..

no dogs nopigs no cats