By Larry Nager
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Another Cincinnati event has gone south, at least for this year. RibFest, which debuted downtown in 2002, is being re-named the June Bug Music Festival and will move to Jillian's in Covington (859-491-5388). It will take place June 12-15 and emphasize music instead of pork products.
RibFest had originally been planned for Cincinnati this summer, where it was to move to the Serpentine Wall. But when the event, which is held in several other cities, lost its national sponsor,
ConAgra Foods, local promoter Clear Channel Entertainment canceled the festival, but hopes to bring it back next year after a new sponsor is found.
Enter Jillian's, which bought the 2003 RibFest talent lineup for its inaugural June Bug: June 12, Little Feat; June 13, Soul Asylum; June 14, Morris Day & the Time and the Gin Blossoms; June 15, Cowboy Mouth and the Iguanas. Local bands will be added to the show. Music will run 7 p.m.-midnight June 12-14; 4:30-8 p.m. June 15. The June Bug Music Festival will be held in Jillian's parking lot and Warehouse venue.
Tickets are $15 daily, $40 for a four-day pass, available at Jillian's and Ticketmaster outlets (562-4949; www.ticketmaster.com) .
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