Instead of Laurelpalooza this fall, a new festival will take place in The City Beautiful.
Pork Rock Fest ’22 will offer great food, drinks, and local music this Saturday, September 10 beginning at 6 p.m. Free for all ages, come early and be prepared for a full night of fun. The music kicks off with a local favorite in Jeff Aplin.
Aplin explains that his music repertoire was influenced by greats such as the Beatles, Three Dog Knight, Fleetwood Mac, and Billy Joel.
“[They] helped cultivate my love for music, especially anything that was guitar and/or piano-driven,” Aplin said. “Those early influences eventually led to a love for music that had a little more of an edge to it. I play mainly acoustic versions of songs that influenced me and that I grew up with.”
Aplin, who takes the stage as soon as the festival begins, will be followed by Paul Johnson at 6:30. Johnson is one of south Mississippi’s top rock n’ roll singer-songwriters.
“I grew up on rock n’ roll and country music,” Johnson said. “My sense of place is God, family, and hometown. I want to tell the stories of rural America – the forgotten, the underrepresented, hard-working, rugged individuals that I call family.”
At 7:00, KFP will hit the stage followed by the Platypus Wrecks at 8:00. Holly Rumbarger begins at 9:00 with Attic Revival at 9:30. Chad Knight, owner of the Knight Butcher, and his band will perform at 10:30. Wrapping the night up will be Axiom of Maria at 11:30.
The main stage will be located inside Texas PitMaster BBQ on West 5th Street. For more information on Pork Rock Fest ’22, click here.