General Info
Prime Ribbers
2018 Sponsors
Sponsorship Opportunities
Kids' Corner
Tickets & Directions
Press Releases
Photo Gallery
Contact Information




The Strongsville Rib Burnoff has Major Local Entertainment groups to provide our visitors with music and fun for the entire family. There is a different group each night, playing a variety of different music styles from many eras, allowing you to come back and hear a different group each day. The Music Groups perform in our Gazebo, in the center of the Strongsville Commons, so that they can be heard from all corners of the grounds.

The Strongsville City Club continues to provide FREE Entertainment evryday of the Rib Burnoff. We have never charged a separate admission for the entertainment, it is all part of your $3.00 donation at the gate.






The Rib burnoff entertainment is Sponsored by:

 Schedule and Reviews:


2018 Entertainment HEADLINERS








Thursday,   June 21st:        6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

victory highway             

Friday,        June 22nd:      6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

1 Take

Saturday,    June 23rd       1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.




Saturday,    June 23rd     6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.



  VICtory highway

   Friday, June 22th: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

   Visit Website

Get Ready to Rock. . . 
While Victory Highway takes you on a journey from the 70's through today bringing yu the very best of Classic Rock hits, high energy Dance/Party favorites and some of Today's Rock Country chart toppers. You will hear artists covered like never before.  AC/DC, Journey, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Van Halen, Heart, ZZ Top, Zeplin and more.  You can bet that whatever they are playing, Victory Highway will be sure to provide The Ultimate Music Experience.



  Saturday, June 23rd: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

   Visit Website

Funkology brings back the classic sounds of the past consisting of a full horn section, rhythm section, male and female vocalists.  Formed in 2007, Funkology has been entertaining local venues and festivals with their energy and talent.  From Stevie Wonder to Elvis, Chicago to Aretha...  Funkology plays music that you grew up with and is sure to get you up and dancing!



Past Strongsville Rib Burnoff Entertainers



   Visit Website

The KingBees Blues Band was formed in August of 1993. Since that time the group has expanded from a simple four-piece jam band to the full sound six-piece format they are today.  The groups repertoire ranges from Blues to Jazz to popular music. They perform selections from classic Blues artists such as Junior Wells, The Blues Brothers and B.B King. Other more mainstream selections include R&B classics from performers like Ray Charles and Wilson Pickett. Popular music selections include material from artists like Van Morrison, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers.






   Visit Website

  The Ninja Cowboys came together to meet the rising demand for contemporary country music.  You'll hear your everyday favorites along with the classic anthems and standards that'll make you break out line-dancing.  The Ninjas are comprised of longtime Cleveland musicians including the Southern rock based berzerker Sid Solomon on guitar, Jim Bacha the global touring professional on bass, Jim McShane showing his multi-dimensional playing on keys, and Deke Kumler holding it all together on the drum kit.  Come out and see how rockin' country music can be!


Victor Samalot / Solo instrumental acoustic guitarist  VICTOR SAMALOT  


   Visit Website

Victor Samalot....Guitarist, composer, producer, engineer, artist. Solo instrumental acoustic guitarist mixing light rock, Jazz, Latin, World, improvisations, and stuff in between. Performing all around the Northeast Ohio area and beyond.




   Visit Website

   Our Mission Statement

The priority of UFO is to help promote teamwork, sportsmanship, self-confidence, and physical fitness through gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, and karate. We strive to teach "state of the art" techniques while maintaining family values. We want our young athletes to maintain their high standards in both school and the community as they work hard to be responsible and caring individuals in their daily lives. An important goal of the gym is to assist our athletes in learning time management skills as they gain a positive environment with the pursuit of excellence in the values of pride, self-confidence, cooperation, commitment, dedication, and having FUN!


  Midnite Groove

Visit Website

One of Ohio's most talented and entertaining bands. . .

Midnite Groove consists of two powerful male and female lead vocals, polished harmonies and riveting lead guitar!  Fun, energetic and versitile, this group is hired for all-occasion events such as, private parties, weddings, clubs and venues.  Midnite Groove easily converts from duo or trio ta a five-piece Show Band!




  Visit Website

Opening the show was Cleveland’s Armstrong Bearcat Band. I had been hearing good things about this band for quite some time but had never seen them. I was really missing out. This band is beyond a doubt the best area band I have seen so far. Armstrong Bearcat ripped through a set of “jump up an down, head” rockin’ blues the way it was meant to be played: loud, rude and aggressive. This is a band to watch.



  Visit Website


The Grand Avenue Band's high-energy performance will keep you dancing all night long and their experienced Master Of Ceremonies will ensure that your event runs smoothly and to your satisfaction. Individually members of the band emanate personality and talent. Together as a group they are simply amazing and able to please even the most discriminating audience.

An extraordinary combination of 5 fabulous vocalists and multi-instrumentalists puts them in a class of their own, gives them unparalleled versatility in song selection and the ability to give authentic renditions that sound like original recordings. The band performs Jazz Standards, Motown, Pop/TOP 40, Hip-Hop, Disco, Rock and Oldies. The band also performs many Jewish, Irish Italian and Greek songs and is perfect for multi-cultural events with a diverse guest list.
The band has an extensive wardrobe and will let you select the wardrobe combination that fits your personal style and type of event best




  Visit Website


There are some new additions to the musical presentation available through Jeff Cavallo's Live Piano & Steel Pan Music, LLC.

Starting with the new instruments: I added the sound of the Hammond B-3, the Jazz standard, with the Korg CX-3 keyboard. Also added is the digital marimba and vibes sound of the MalletKat, a 3-octave keyboard sized percussion unit.

I've also recorded a CD of Steel Pan favorites that is now available.  



  Raisin' Cain


  Visit Website


The flagship band of Skip Roberts Entertainment, Raisin’ Cain has entertained people throughout the eastern third of the U.S., from Michigan to Florida, from Indiana to South Carolina.

A six piece group, Raisin’ Cain has the perfect mix for any event. A variety of musical styles, sparkling personality, world class talent and professional attitude have made Raisin Cain one of the most sought after bands in the land. Based in Cleveland, Ohio Raisin’ Cain is available for your function year round.
Drummer George Haley, is joined by Skip Roberts, president of Skip Roberts Entertainment, on guitar. Keyboardist Jim McShane writes the band’s musical arrangements. Bass player Dave Niksa is the on stage sound technician, and keeps the band sounding great from a big dance sound to the soothing quiet tones of a “Jazzy” dinner set. The smooth sound of Jim Roberts on Saxophone rounds out the instrumentation. 

All five guys sing. Sue Finnegan is the featured vocalist. With an incredibly versatile voice, Sue sounds perfect on songs by a variety of artists including Rihanna, Etta James, Christina Aguliera, Natalie Cole, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Diana Ross, Pink, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, and more.





   SECOND TIME AROUND            


  Visit Website

The 26th Annual Strongsville Rib Burn-Off will feature a musical reunion on Saturday night June 23th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm in the gazebo on the Commons at the corner of Pearl Rd and Rt 82.

Second Time Around is a Northeast Ohio area band that came together from the idea that classic rock is timeless music meant to be played live.  We play many of our favorites that we grew up with and hopefully many of your favorites too.  We have expanded our set list to include music from the 80's, 90,s and current rock classics.

Second Time Around = ROCK+FUN!





   Visit Website

 Under the Radar was the featured entertainers at the 25th Annual Strongsville Rib Burn-Off.

 Under The Radar (known locally as the duo of Gary Willard and Paul Silvestro), who can be seen at area clubs such as The Mad Cactus, Bilo’s, and The Blue Snapper in  Middleburg Heights, will blossom into a full five-piece band with an interesting combination of musicians.

Willard and Silvestro performed in the late 70’s & early 80’s in the bands ‘Breakout’ and ‘Nasty Habits’, appearing regularly at The Agora, The Corral, Filthy McNasty’s, and many other premier nightclubs throughout a seven state area. With them on bass guitar at that time was Mark Best, who will be joining them for this Strongsville performance. Best is most recently known for his work with the local group ‘Oasis’.

Willard and Silvestro also performed in ‘The Evidence’, an all-original project, with drummer JR Silvestro (Paul’s brother). The Evidence went on to open concerts for Cheap Trick, Belinda Carlisle, Southside Johnny, and many others, on stages such as The Front Row, Nautica, and The National Rib Cook-Off. The Silvestro’s moved on to form the popular 90’s Cleveland club staple ‘Pop Gun’


  DR. MO featuring


   Visit Website

Dr. Mo formed in 2009 and is an energetic fusion of rock music of the last 25 years. Everything from classic rock to 80s New Wave to some of the current hits of today. You’ll want to dance and sing along to the songs that will appeal to everyone. Dr. Mo is comprised of the amazing guitar talent of Jerry Zsigo, the dynamic bass of Dan Bowman and the captivating rhythm of Deke Kumler./images/company_assets/1da75e3a-5790-4f79-a6aa-4a2974f9e4ed/Image/DR%20MO%20-MONICA.jpg

Return to Top