Florida Weekly presents Rockabillaque Florida at Seminole Casino Hotel with the main event on Jan. 21 beginning at 11 a.m. This festival is free and open to all ages.
Rockabillaque Florida is the biggest festival of its kind in Florida, celebrating mid-century and 1950s Americana. This action-packed day and night features musical acts from all over the country, a classic car and vintage bike show, contests including pin-up, tattoo and beard & moustache, plus a vendor’s market, food trucks and more.
“Now in its third year, we are excited to bring the festival back for another action-packed celebration featuring an epic lineup of music from all over the map, our popular pin-up contest, an eclectic selection of classic cars, hot rods, vintage motorcycles plus swing dancing, even more contests and good times for all,” says festival producer Simon Cantlon of Vive Le Rock Productions. “This year will be one not to miss with something for everyone to enjoy.”
The entertainment lineup features free performances from headliners Squirrel Nut Zippers and Los Straitjackets plus more national acts including Legendary Shack Shakers (featuring their reunited original line-up), Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles, Eddie Clendening and the Blue Ribbon Boys w/their 1955 tribute to Elvis (Eddie is a 2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards nominee), Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones (Lara is a 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award winner for Best Female Rockabilly Artist), The Swayzees (lead singer Les Greene sang the vocals for Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” in the hit movie Elvis), Jane Rose and the Dead Ends (Jane is a 2022 Ameripolitan Music Awards nominee), Jared Petteys & the Headliners (who wrote and perform the “Rockabillaque Theme Song”), plus regional music acts The Patina Turners, Black Valley Moon, Little Sheba & the Shamans, and The Kreepy Tikis.
Classic cars and vintage bikes will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Multiple contests will be held throughout the day including a Beard & Mustache competition, a 1950s Pin-Up Contest, and a Tattoo Contest. This year we will also be featuring a Friday night kick-off party at the Zig Zag Lounge and a VIP Pool Party on Sunday with a vintage swimsuit competition, live music and more.
All concerts are free and held outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and all ages are welcome. A large selection of food trucks and merchants will be at the event. Coolers, backpacks and pets will not be permitted during this event. For more information, visit www.FLROCKS.COM.