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Rock-A-Bill-A-Que 

When: Sat., Nov. 15, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. 2014
Price: Free
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Park Circle’s Rock-A-Bill-A-Que consists of roasted pigs, retro digs, and rockabilly music gigs. But there’s actually a lot more to it than that. From 12-5 p.m., the event is an outdoor block party where you can check out hot rods and sweet rides in the classic car and vintage bike shows, admire the bouffant beehives and Bettie Page bangs of the pinup competition, and watch mustached men and bearded beaus compete in the beard and mustache contest. You’ll also have the chance to flaunt your favorite tattoos in the skin art contest sponsored by Roses and Ruins. For the fashion lovers, local rockabilly clothing designer Sabrina Michelle will present a fashion show. Depending on the contest, awards include a custom-made outfit courtesy of Michelle, a prize pack from Fisticuffs mustache wax, and a gift certificate from Roses and Ruins. The Barbeque Joint will dish out the eats, and you can grab a beer from the PBR and Miller drink wagons. If you prefer liquor, you can taste test selections of Sailor Jerry Rum. Rockabilly bands will perform on outdoor stages during the day and at venues such as The Sparrow, Madra Rua, DIG in the Park, and The Mill. The lineup includes the Straight 8’s, Jem Crossland and the Hypertonics, The Lonely Teardrops, The Malamondos, Willie Heath Neal, Blood Red River, Whiskey Diablo, Arleigh Hertzler, Don Merckle and the Blacksmiths, Mr. Bonetangles, and Moly Sue Gonzalez and the Mean, Mean Men. “There really is no other event like this,” says event producer Simon Cantlon. “It’s a great way to see a lot of really amazing bands from out of town that are coming just for the festival.” The event benefits This is Noteworthy, a local non-profit that’s geared toward bridging the gap between classroom and career for creative professionals.
— Mia Mendez
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