Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers

Don’t miss the concert Saturday at 3:30 on the main outside stage at PorktoberQue, featuring Georgia native Evan Barber and his band, the Dead Gamblers. You will love their fresh Americana sound, combined with a country twang and southern roots!  Take a listen to them here: http://www.evanbarber.com or read what critics have to say about them in the article below. Admission is $5 per person, and the concert is free with your paid admission. Also on Saturday, The Polka Dots play on the inside stage, the car show is from 10-3, the Reptile Discovery program is several times throughout the day, and football on the tvs in the Man Cave. PorktoberQue is at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, Ala. Visit www.PorktoberQue.com or call 334-699-1475 for information.








Entertainment Schedule for PorktoberQue

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.12.52 AMAlso, you may notice the “TBA” that is Saturday on the outside stage at noon. The Alabama Music Association is filling that slot with a bunch of artists who will each perform on or two songs. The list is as follows:

Kyle Brigham.……Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National(North America Country Music Association International)    Male/Traditional Country Artist
Vikki Latner.……..Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National (North America Country Music Association International) Female /Traditional Country Artist
Jimmy Harris…..Award Wining state(AMA) & National(NACMAI) male Traditional Country Artist 50+
 Nori Hendrix………Award Wining State Female Traditional Country Artist
Tucker Wilson….. Award Wining State  Youth Male Traditional Country Artist
Deanna Johnson….. Award Wining State and National Youth Female New Country ARtist
Avery Griffith…… Award Wining State Youth Female New Country Artist
Mike Turner….  Award Wining State Male Traditional Country
Summer Waters…….Award Wining State  Youth Female New Country
Ryan Waters……….Award Wining State  Male New Country
Also, we have several gospel and praise bands lined up on Sunday, September 25th. We’ll get that list updated soon, but it includes
  • New Freedom Praise Band
  • Glory Revealed
  • Headland Female Gospel Chorus
  • Allison & Tabitha     Award wining state and national  New Gospel Duo of the Year
  • Avery Griffith          New Gospel Artists
  • Mike Turner           Gospel Artist
  • Albert Waters       Gospel Artist
  • Summer Waters   Youth New Gospel

Reid Soria from Autism Sings to perform Friday Sept 25 at PorktoberQue

PorktoberQue is pleased to announce that Friday September 25 at 6pm, Reid Soria will perform on the main outside stage. Reid is an impressive young man who has a fantastic voice and an even more fantastic outlook on life.

Reid was born in November 1985 at Eglin AFB, FL. One year later his military family was relocated to Europe. While living in base housing (Nellingen Kaserne, near Mohrengin, Germany) Reid began to show signs of severe developmental regression.

At the age of three, Reid was diagnosed with autism and the prognosis the doctors gave his family was very grim. In fact, the only recommendation offered by  “the experts” was to quietly put him in an institution, as there was very little hope for any significant progress.  This option was very quickly rejected. There were not many resources available in those days, but his parents were determined to improve the chances for the quality of life for young Reid.

The years that followed were filled with great friends, sister Joanna, and many others encouraging  and working with Reid and his needs. School teachers and school psychologists were passionate in their efforts to help this young man progress.  The long journey was one filled with hope, faith, and perseverance and has brought Reid to the point where he is now, surpassing all expectations.  He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, FL in June 2004.

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 8.50.04 AMAbout five years ago, it was discovered quite by accident that he had developed a talent for singing. Since then he has sung in musical productions from Pensacola to Tallahassee, and all the way down to Orlando at the Family Café Governor’s Summit and up into Alabama as well and is a frequent entertainer in many of our local community events. Along with providing entertainment for many private events, Reid has also participated in many fundraisers for the Autism Pensacola Inc. Connecting the Pieces annual gala, Building Homes for Heroes, the Autism Society of the Emerald Coast, Relays for Life and the annual United for a Good Cause (Inc.) Christmas Party for underprivileged children. Reid was invited to sing at the annual UCF CARD Conference in Orlando, January 2015. His performance in Orlando resulted in an invitation to sing at the UMN NSU CARD Tropical Nights Gala, InterContinetHotel Hotel, Miami in May 2015.

He is a favorite to perform the national anthem (a capella) at sporting events (Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Birmingham Barons), as well as City, Veterans, and military events and retirements.  His singing was an integral factor in his selection to perform in the local fundraiser, “Dancing with Desire.”  He had the chance to share the stage with several dancers from the “Dancing with the Stars” show. Reid took dancing lessons at the local Fred Astaire Studios in preparation for his singing and dancing to the classic “Sway” in the style of Michael Buble’. His dancing lessons continue at Fred Astaire and he is  loving every minute of it.

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 8.47.57 AMReid released his debut album, “Imagine the Possibilities” in 2013, and he continues to pursue his career in singing and entertainment. He welcomes the opportunity to enlighten the general public that everyone has gifts and talents to share. We hope his life will serve to encourage those who hear him to imagine the possibilities for their own lives and pursue their dreams with courage and conviction.  Reid’s repertoire includes covers of songs recorded by Josh Groban, Michael Buble’, Owl City, along with other oldie, rock,  and easy listening selections. When words fail, Autism Sings!

Please contact us at his entertainment company, Autism Sings, LLC for a complete list of his songs, his engagement availability, and our price list at (850) 864-4539, (850) 865-7439 or at autismsings1985@yahoo.com.
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Week of Musical Entertainment Wraps Up with Big Jimmy

Each day this week we’ve featured a musical act that will be performing at PorktoberQue for your entertainment. Because there are two stages (one inside the air-conditioned Biergarten and one outside) we have lots of great entertainment. We couldn’t mention all the acts this week, but will feature some more hopefully later on.

Today we wrap up with BIG JIMMY!

Big Jimmy may have started a new trend of Country Stomping. You never seen a redneck rap like this. Music for the people that like rap music, but could never relate to it.– it’s called Hick Hop. Redneck Rapping. Whatever you call it it’s funny and entertaining. Scheduled to appear on the outside stage at 4pm on Saturday September 28th.
big jimmy

Featured Entertainment Report- Thrice Pierced

PorktoberQue features a vide variety of music both days. From classic country, to contemporary Christian, from rock to polka, there’s sure to be something for everyone on two stages at the event, September 27-28 at the Houston County Farm Center. One stage is outside, and the other is in the air-conditioned Biergarten building. There will also be food and drinks as well as merchandise vendors inside.

Today’s featured band is Thrice Pierced

Thrice Pierced is a Christian band in the local Birmingham area. The band plays Christian Contemporary music for local churches, festivals, retreats, youth groups, etc. Thrice Pierced is committed to leading Christians in worship through music and prayer, while inspiring in all persons a love for Christ and passion for righteousness. Various members have been involved in aspects of Christian worship services throughout the Birmingham area. Thrice Pierced is dedicated to promoting unity among the Christian faith. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4

On the outside stage from 2-4PM Saturday September 28

Featured Entertainment Report- Los Locos

Each day this week we’d like to let you know about some of the great musical talent that will be appearing at PorktoberQue on September 27th and 28th at the Houston County Farm Center. We have many more acts than listed here, and you can learn more about the performers on http://porktoberque.com/entertainment

Today’s Featured Artist- Los Locos

Los Locos, originally comprised of musicians Juan Cepero & P.J. Muller, began during the summer of 2012 with an acoustic guitar and a heap of cover songs to conquer. After collaborating in high school, they kept Joe Buggs in mind, as one of the best drum set players in the southeast. This recently allowed them to form their new funk and blues trio, LL3. The electric sound is unique and energetic, magnifying audience interest with original material and their groove-enhanced versions of cover songs. The two-piece (still available for booking) that began their not-so-average, yet innovative, homemade genre of soulful and funky tunes has definitely allowed space for growing room. Nevertheless, whether it’s the throwback hits or songs off of their new EP, Los Locos and the trio allow their harmonies and percussive backgrounds to ensure your inner ear is its comfort zone.

Playing on the outside stage Saturday September 28 from 6-9PM

Featured Entertainer For Festival- Random-Ax

Each day this week we’d like to let you know about some of the great musical talent that will be appearing at PorktoberQue on September 27th and 28th at the Houston County Farm Center. We have many more acts than listed here, and you can learn more about the performers on http://porktoberque.com/entertainment

Today’s featured performer is: Random-Ax

Random-Ax is a band from Dothan, AL made up of seasoned musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds. Their knowledge and range of music genres allows the band to accommodate any entertainment venue. Their line-up includes:
Aaron Bostic – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Tim Etheridge – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Adam English  – Drums
Pete Weeks – Bass & VocalsThey are an experienced, hard-working, entertaining and ROCKING band, that plays a lot of clubs in town and has a good following. You’ll be sure to know most of the songs they are playing, and want to sing or dance along with these fine musicians! Come out to our festival to enjoy a fun night under the stars with your family and friends!
Scheduled to play the outside stage Friday night from 6:30-9pm


The Beans debut gig is at PorktoberQue

Normally performance groups aren’t greeted with the following sentence, ” Aren’t you just the cutest!” But on Saturday October 6th at 1:00 pm you’ll be tempted to utter just that as The Beans take the stage.








PorktoberQue bloggers asked each of the Beans to share a little about themselves for this post and here’s the scoop on Dothan’s most adorable singing group!

The Beans is four girl singing group, Emma, Mary, Belle & Ella!

Isabelle is nine years in the fourth grade. She is very energetic and loves to dance. She has been in two PRJ camps.
Mary is 10 years old and loves to sing and enjoys being outside.
Ella is 8 years old and loves singing and dancing. Also, she loves to write and play with her doll, Kit.
Emma is 11 years old.  She enjoy dancing and singing. She has a dog named Zeus!
They plan to sing the following selections:

Perfect by Pink

Price Tag by Jessie J

Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Mean Girls by Rachel Crow

Take a Bow (Rihanna)

Make plans to be out at PorktoberQue on Saturday October 6th to support The Beans and music in our youth. You’re sure to leave with a smile on your face!

Orlando Band, *Audio Z* to play PorktoberQue

Audio Z, a fresh new band from Orlando Florida will be playing at PorktoberQue on Saturday October 6th at 4:00pm. They will be in the Five Star Credit Union Festhaus (the big tent in the center of the midway) and will be rocking until the BBQ Team awards at 5:00 pm.

Go on over to like their Facebook Page and learn a little more about Audio Z. Here’s what their info says:


Audio Z sets the new standard for ROCK ‘n’ ROLL covering the latest and greatest hits of yesterday and today!
Audio Z consists of five extremely talented musicians with over 50 years of live performance experience combined! Match that with a killer sound system, and a fun attitude, and you have the makings of one of the best bands in the Orlando area!
Audio Z uses all of their positive energy and supreme skills to provide the party that every venue, club owner, and promoter love to be a part of!
Launched August 2012

Genre Rock

Members Lindsey Brown, Willie Kissling, Mike Del Campo, Marty, Cemetery Yates

Hometown Orlando

General Manager Lindel Martin Williams

Influences Dimebag Darrell, Neil Pert, Geddy Lee, Pat Benatar, Alex Skolnick

Current Location Orlando, FL
There’s also information on the band at ReverbNation 



Friday Night Entertainment for PorktoberQue Announced

SomerTyme Productions has sponsored the entertainment in the central Festhaus Tent from 5pm-9pm on Friday Oct. 5 for Porktoberque.  SomerTyme Productions is a regional booking and talent company that handles production and booking for many area acts. They will be featuring two of their favorite entertainers for the main stage area on Friday evening.

The fun will kick off at 5:00 pm starting with a redneck comedy/song artist “Big Jimmy”. Big Jimmy is known for his funny redneck voice, comedic song remakes and his rib-tickling jokes. His performance contains a comedy skit that goes into songs. For example: He would tell  jokes about farming and then go into this song after the joke http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_13308332 and then tell another joke maybe about him living in a redneck trailor park and then go into this songhttp://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/13153046 and so on. Think “Larry The Cable Guy” meets “Weird Al Yankovich”. Big Jimmy also has a partner by the name of “Cracker Jack” that acts out the events in the songs.



Then, after a short break, “THE ECHO” will perform Friday night. Here’s their bio: “THE ECHO” originating from the small town of Echo, Alabama, came together in September of 2011 as a group of friends that shared an impeccable love of music hoping to bring a new and unique sound to the musical world with their soulful songwriting and anomalous lead vocalist that sings and plays the drums at the same time. Members: Brandon Hudson – Drummer/Lead Vocalist, Trent Etheredge – Bass Guitarist, Spencer Enfinger – Rhythm Guitarist/Vocalist, Ryan Welch – Lead Guitarist/Vocals You can hear them here http://www.reverbnation.com/somertymeproductions


“SomerTyme Productions” is a band developing business “BDB” that collaborates with individual artists and musicians to form full scale bands for live entertainment….including studio,booking,and management. Call Bobby Somers at 334-791-3751 to inquire about booking either of these bands or the many other groups they currently promote.