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Cold War Kids, Elle King to play at Ribfest in Romeoville July 5

The Exchange Club of Naperville announced the two musical acts scheduled to perform with headliner Fitz and the Tantrums on July 5 at Ribfest in Romeoville.

Cold War Kids and Elle King committed to perform on the main stage at the 33rd annual Ribfest, according to a news release.

Cold War Kids, a California-based indie rock band formed in 2004. The band released its seventh studio album, "New Age Norms" last year.

Singer and songwriter Elle King released her debut album "Love Stuff" featuring her hit single "Ex's & Oh's." The song earned her the top spot at Alternative Radio and two Grammy Award nominations.

The Exchange Club recently announced Fitz and the Tantrums as the July 5 headliner.

Tickets for July 2, 4 and 5 are on sale. For more information on tickets and on the event, go to Ribfest.net.

Other artists already announced to perform at Ribfest include REO Speedwagon and Styx on July 2. Nelly and Jesse McCartney will perform on July 4. The Exchange Club said in the release it will announce next week a country artist to perform at Ribfest on July 3.

The Exchange Club of Naperville announced it would move Ribfest to Romeoville last year due to construction at the usual location. Ribfest attracts more than 150,000 visitors every year, according to the Exchange Club.

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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