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Associated Press, Published April 29 2013

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Gloriana to play RibFest

FARGO – Country groups Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Gloriana are among the four headlining acts for this year’s RibFest running June 5-8, the Fargodome announced on Monday morning.

Pop rock band Sugar Ray, known for songs like “Fly” and “Every Morning,” plays the first night of RibFest. Country/folk group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays June 6, with hits such as “Fishin’ In the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles.”

Blue Öyster Cult headlines the third night of RibFest. In more than 40 years of playing music, the hard rock band has scored hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ For you.”

Country group Gloriana closes out the four-day event. The band won Top New Vocal Group at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. They released their sophomore album, “A Thousand Miles Left Behind,” in July 2012.

RibFest, which also serves a large variety of ribs and other food, opens its gates at 11 a.m. on June 5. For more information, visit www.happyharrysribfest.com or call (701) 241-9100.