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Fitz and the Tantrums to perform July 5 at Ribfest in Romeoville

The Exchange Club of Naperville announced that Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on July 5, 2020 at the 33rd Annual Ribfest in Romeoville.
The Exchange Club of Naperville announced that Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on July 5, 2020 at the 33rd Annual Ribfest in Romeoville.

The Exchange Club of Naperville announced the main stage headliner at its 33rd Annual Ribfest in Romeoville for July 5.

Fitz and the Tantrums, a Los Angeles-based soul and Indie band, was added to the list of performers for the big summer event, according to a news release.

The group is best known for its song “HandClap,” which went double-platinum and was synched on shows like American Idol, according to the release. The band has performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and FOX’s Super Bowl preshow.

“They are a new genre for Ribfest, a goal we’ve been working towards,” Ribfest spokeswoman Mary Howenstine said in the release. “We started so many years ago with classic rock and a bit of blues, and have gradually added country, pop, rap and now alternative.”

The artists already announced for Ribfest include REO Speedwagon and Styx on July 2 and Nelly and Jesse McCartney on July 4.

The Exchange Club said a country artist will be announced later this month for the July 3 slot.

Tickets for the July 5 performance will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. through Ribfest.net. Tickets for July 2 and July 4 are already on sale.

The Exchange Club of Naperville announced it would move Ribfest to Romeoville last year due to construction at the usual location.

Net proceeds from Ribfest directly support more than 50 agencies that work to eliminate abuse and domestic violence. To date, the Exchange Club of Naperville said it has donated more than $18 million to such agencies.

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