Florida Weekly presents Rockabillaque Florida at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee with the main event on Saturday, Jan. 20 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 and moustache, plus a vendors’ market, food trucks and more.
“The festival is returning for our fourth year at Seminole Casino Hotel with our biggest year yet. We are bringing in more major music acts from around the world than ever before. This festival has grown so much in the last few years, and we are excited to celebrate with everyone again. The weekend’s schedule will include over 20 music acts, our popular pinup contest plus other competitions, the epic classic car and vintage bike show with more than 400 vehicles, atomic splash pool party, vendor market, food trucks, dancing, and so much more,” said festival producer Simon Cantlon of Vive Le Rock Productions. “Plus, it’s free to attend day and night. You just can’t beat the good times we are bringing.”
The entertainment lineup features free performances from headliners JD McPherson (California), Hillbilly Moon Explosion (Switzerland), plus even more national and international acts including Peter & The Wolves (Canada), The Rock-A-Sonics (Maryland), and Messer Chups (Russia). In addition, Rockabillaque Florida will feature an invasion of bands from California including Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Deke Dickerson & The Whippersnappers, Reckless Ones, Abby Girl and The Real Deal, The McCharmlys, The Centuries. Regional music acts The Patina Turners, The Intoxicators!, Jared Petteys & The Headliners, and Skinny McGee and the Handshakes also will perform with more to be announced soon.
Classic cars and vintage bikes will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Multiple contests will be held throughout the day including a Beard and Mustache competition, the legendary Pin-Up contest, and a Tattoo contest. This year also features the return of the Friday night kick-off party at the Zig Zag Lounge featuring live music and the Atomic Splash Pool Party (ticketed) on Sunday with a vintage swimsuit competition, live music and more. The Car and Bike Show is hosted by Born To Ride Media, Viking Customs, and 5 Points Motor Club.
All concerts are free. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and all ages are welcome. A large selection of food trucks and merchants will be at the event. For more information, visit FLROCKS.COM.