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7th Annual Rockabillaque Returns to Park Circle on November 9th



Rockabillaque, the all-day outdoor block party with the wacky name, will once again take over North Charleston’s Park Circle neighborhood on Saturday, November 9th from 11 am to 6 pm. The unique festival combines numerous genres and interests into an action-packed day. 

The 7th annual event is free to attend, but benefits the Valiant Animal Rescue. Last year over 14,000 people attended the celebration of mid-century Americana and the historic neighborhood of Park Circle. This year’s event includes music acts from all over the map, a car & bike show, a new festival layout, and an expanded schedule.

The full schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, November 8th
    • Kick-Off / Rockabillaque Brew Release Party at Commonhouse Aleworks
      • The premiere of a special brew collaboration between Commonhouse & Holy City Brewing includes live music from Sugar Lime Blue
  • Saturday, November 9th
    • The Main Event / Rockabillaque Festival
      • Kicks off at 11 am on the main strip of Park Circle (closing off traffic along East Montague Avenue between the front of the North Charleston High School to Virginia Avenue and includes select side streets (see map of festival layout)
      • This is the largest closure for the Festival, which will allow more cars and bikes, vendors, and attendees to enjoy the festival
    • Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show
      • 11 am – 6 pm
      • The expanded the Car & Bike Show will have more blocks dedicated to vehicles in show. They are expecting over 300 cars and bikes to participate
      • Pre-registration online is $15 for cars and bikes ($20 day of show), registration and show parking begins at 7:30 am. Only pre-registered can park until 8:30 am. Car & bike show categories, along with additional details, can be found on the website.
    • Show Awards
      • 4:30 pm
    • Live Music
      • 11 am – 6 pm
      • Five outdoor stages
      • Continues in side various Park Circle venues after 6 pm
      • 2019 Music Line-Up includes the following National Acts: The Hi-Jivers (TN), Screamin’ Rebel Angels (NYC), The Royal Hounds (TN), Sean K Preston & the Loaded Pistols (MD), Laura Hope & The Ark-tones (NY), Matchstick Johnny (FL),  Lone Wolf (FL), Little Lesley & The Bloodshots (NYC), The Tan and Sober Gentlemen (NC), Jesse Ray Carter Band (VA), The Bo-Stevens (NC), Patrick and The Swayzees (FL), Jason Moss and the Hosses (NC), Brady and the Bazookas (GA), Vaden Landers (NC), Mighty Joe Castro & the Gravamen (PA), Ryan Cain and the Ables (WV), The Tomb Tones (GA), Sugar Lime Blue (TN), Breadfoot (NC).
      • Charleston Acts: Jared Petteys and the Headliners, Kyle Lacey and the Charleston Wildest, ’68 Comeback Special, Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths, Cameron & The Saltwater Brass, Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess, Sweethearts of Route 66 (featuring Jordan Igoe and She Returns From War), The F.I.S.T.E.R.S., Whiskey Diablo. Line-up includes an eclectic mix of rockabilly, roots rock, psychobilly, Americana and honky tonk.
    • Contests & Events
      • Includes – the Beard & Mustache Competition (2 pm), hosted by Holy City Beard & Mustache Society, Tattoo Contest (2:30PM), Miss Rockabillaque Pin-Up Contest (3 pm), and the Mr. Man Challenges Contest (4 pm), which features “Man Challenges” including bench pressing a pin-up, cocktail head balance, PBR juggle, kickstarting a bike and more. Plus the Doggie & Me and Kids Tattoo Contests
    • Pin-Up Makeover Booth
      • 11 am – 6 pm
      • Featuring Makeovers, Classic Styling’s and sponsor products
    • Kids Activities & Events
      • Kid’s Tattoo Contest (2:45 pm), kids crafts, face painting and more
    • Park Circle Venues include Southern Roots Smokehouse, The Sparrow, The Mill, DIG In The Park and Commonhouse Aleworks. Other participating businesses include The Brew Cellar, The Orange Spot, EVO Pizza, YoBo Cantina Fresca, Fratello’s Italian Tavern, The Codfather, The Junction, Sesame, LoLA, Stems & Skins, Idle Hour Diner and more.
  • Sunday, November 10th
    • New Finale Show
      • Third Man Records Artist Olivia Jean will headline at the Charleston Pour House
      • This special showcase will close out the festival weekend
      • Advance tickets are $100

Rockabillaque Festival benefits Valiant Animal Rescue, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in emergency animal disaster relief, cruelty seizes, and the rehabilitation and re-homing of abused and neglected animals.

the full Events Schedule, Music Line-Up, Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show Registration, Pin-Up Contest Registration, Festival Map and more found at RSVP at the Facebook Event page here:

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