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Weekend of rocking and ribs at Eastwood Field

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NILES, Ohio - The Eastwood Rib Fest kicks off Friday with a rocking performance, a new mascot and, of course, ribs.

The 28th annual event takes place outside Eastwood Field and goes through Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. each day.

Friday, the festival goes from until 10 p.m. with music headliner The Georgia Satellites.

Starship plays Saturday and features Mickey Thomas. The festival goes from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day as well.

Fran Cosmo, the former lead singer of Boston, will play Boston hits such as "Rock 'n Roll Band" and "More Than a Feeling" during the last day of the festival that ends at 8 p.m.

Live national and local bands play all day every day during the festival.

New to the rib fest this year: a mascot, Super Pig. He will be joined by other mascots Capt. McFinn and Scrappy.

Attendees to the rib fest can try sauce-covered ribs and chicken and vote on their favorite sauces.

Awards will be given to vendors for best ribs, best sauce and people's choice.

All weekend, a food drive will be held for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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