There was a Canadian invasion at Falls Park last night! Members of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy tour had a little time to kill before the start of "Ribfest" tonight.

Photo by SHON McKEE

Anyone hanging out at Falls Park last night got the autograph opportunity of a lifetime, as members of the bands Loverboy, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite and Helix converged on the Falls to check out some of the finer points of Sioux Falls.

What a surprise that had to be for the folks chillin' down at Falls Park on Wednesday night huh?

Don't forget you can see all those bands live and on stage at the 17th Annual Ribfest, brought to you by the Dollar Loan Center at the WH Lyon Fairgrounds beginning at 5 P.M. this afternoon.

Gates open at 4 P.M. with the Dirty Word Band. Then Helix kicks off the Canadian invasion at 5 P.M, followed by Honeymoon Suite at 6:30. April Wine takes the stage at 8, and Mike Reno and Loverboy will turn things loose around 9:30 P.M.

The event continues again Friday, Saturday and Sunday will another slate of star studded acts like; Stephen Pearcy, Dee Snider, Tom Keifer and Rick Springfield for ladies night on Friday.

Then it's southern hospitality on Saturday night with; Head East, Foghat and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Ribfest concludes on Sunday with the Free KidzFest beginning at 11 that morning.

General admission tickets for the entire weekend are just $30! Tickets for each individual night are available too!