The annual five-day festival dedicated to all things ribs returns to Heinz Field. The Kickoff and Rib Fest, in its 28th year, features live music, national rib vendors, games, and rides. Vendors are spread across Art Rooney Avenue, Heinz Field and the parking lot. The event showcases the culinary artistry of 15 rib vendors, including four first-timers. Admission is free. Coolers and outside food are not permitted.