Crank up Jimi Hendrix's verison of "The Star Spangled Banner" and get smoking - smoking hickory and mesquite wood, that is. "Ribstock" is coming to Cameron Park Lake (2989 Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park) on Sept. 17 for a barbecue cook-off and festival. This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and will utilize only certified bbq judges for the competition.
And in between gnawing on some ribs and other munchables from vendors, you can call out, "Play some 'Free Bird!'" The Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band dubbed Nuthin Fancy will perform some of southern rock's most classic tunes.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $5 admission, kids 6 and under are free. For more information: rib-stock.com