By Craig Michaels

If you like Finger lickin’ good food and live music, you’ll want to reserve March 8-9 on your calendar. Get your napkins ready as the Desert Radio Group throws down the 2nd annual Shorty’s Rib Fest, hosted by Cathedral City. The two day family friendly food festival will have plenty of BBQ ribs to complement the list of live bands which will feature the winner of the 93.7 KCLB, Battle of the Bands.

Bands who are interested can submit a link to a video of their best cover song on the KCLB web site. The stations listeners along with in-house KCLB judges will narrow it down to three bands that will move on to compete at Schmidy’s Tavern, March 1st. The three bands will have a chance to play three live cover songs for the KCLB staff members who will judge based on performance, stage presence and audience response. The winner will secure a $500 contract to play on March 9th at Shorty’s Rib Fest.

The winner of the Battle of the Bands will be one of many musical groups playing at the two day Rib Fest. Other groups include, The Brock Brothers featuring Walter Jackson – Blues, Funk, R&B, The Sam Morrison Band – Country Rock, Turn the Page – Bob Seger Tribute, plus Pop Roq’s – 80’s favorites and The Sam Morrison Band.


Rib lovers can also partake in BBQ seminars, eating competitions and themed activities. This will be a great time for the whole family with a kid’s zone and kids 12 and under admitted for free. This has shaped up to be a large annual event for the Desert Radio group. “We are thrilled to return this event to Cathedral City. With the city’s support and great sponsors like Agua Caliente Casino resort Spa, Spa Resort Casino, American Cab, Cathedral City’s own Nicolino’s Restaurant and Super Cuts, 2014 will be terrific!”, said DRG Events General Manager, Jay White.

The two delicious days in Cathedral City’s Town Square will culminate with the sweet and savory aroma of the best BBQ ribs served up by over 20 ribbers who will compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. For more information on the Rib Fest, you can log onto: www.Shortys If you would like to sign up for the Battle of The Bands you can go to:

Written by: Craig Michaels
Musical Affair Entertainment

Shortys Rib Fest