Najee added to Ribfest lineup

This year's upcoming Gulf Coast Rhythm and Rib Fest welcomes two-time Grammy nominee Najee. Najee will perform a selection of contemporary jazz live at the festival 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. His music has earned him two platinum and four gold albums. Najee's currently album, "Rising Sun, " has been on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 31 weeks, ranking as high as number one.

Also performing at the festival will be Marshall Tucker Band on April 12 and several local bands over the three-day festival.

The Gulf Coast Rhythm & Rib Fest, held April 11-13, features award-winning Rib masters from across the United States along with entertainment from local, regional and national artists.

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