Fun. Funky. Fresh. These are all adjectives used to describe the C4 Project, a hot new band that’s going to be playing Friday night at PorktoberQue. Though it is comprised of seasoned musicians, the group recently formed and combined talents and styles of music. The results have been nothing short of amazing! They are scheduled to be on the main (outside) stage Friday night September 25 from 7:30-9:30. You won’t want to miss them! (And don’t forget while they are on break, you can pop into the metal building to the right of the stage and enjoy the polka music, air conditioning and cold beer in the Fest Haus!)
Our house band for the past three years, the Polka Dots, will again play both days of PorktoberQue. They keep the Festhaus going, and help make PorktoberQue an Oktoberfest with their polka music. We hope all of the “Dots” will be in town again this year, but there may be one or two additions to the group this year. PorktoberQue is September 25-26 at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, Alabama.
As you should know, the inside stage is in the Biergarten and only features German-styled music, polkas and accordion music to keep you in the Oktoberfest spirit. But outside, we will have rock, contemporary music and even a little country to keep the crowd happy. Mark your calendar for Friday night September 26th from 7-9:30 and come out and see Kristan Mikala and the Paradox covering all your favorite songs.
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.
While we still are working on our full Saturday lineup (and hope to be bringing in a couple of bands from Orlando to round out a youthful sound) we are pleased to announce that Southern Chain Gang will come on up to rock from the panhandle of Florida and will headline Saturday night at 7:30 pm at the Five Star Festhaus Stage.
SouthernChain Gang was formed back in 2009 by four guys who loved to entertain crowds of people. They strive to make each preformance better than the one before, playing a wide variety of music that is sure to please both country and rock fans alike. Their originals will get you up out of your seats and create a party atmosphere that is widely enjoyed. The band members include: Dan Powell / Guitarist and Vocalist, Brandon Shields / Bassist and Vocalist, Travis Powell / Lead Guitarist and Vocalist, and William Steverson / Drums and Vocalist. For booking call Dan Powell @ (334) 360-1314 or contact SomerTyme Productions and talk to Bobby Somers @ (334) 791-3751.
“You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”- Abraham Lincoln
So, really we can’t be all things to all people, because Abe sold us so. But we can try to be as many things to as many people as possible. Let me explain why… and how….
The Main Event, where I work, puts on several festivals a year. Some we do for non-profits, some are themed (Christmas festival, Fourth of July), some charge admission and some are free. Some have paid bands, some utilize donated talent. Some are family oriented, others are adult geared, and most have an agenda— they are organized for a specific cause.
PorktoberQue is unique in a couple of ways. It’s a true community festival— open to anyone who wants to set up and promote a cause, open to any entertainer who wants to perform, and open — for free— to all to attend. We wanted PorktoberQue to be many things to as many people as possible. We have High School groups participating to save the environment. We have families participating to raise money to support Ethopian adoption. There are other non-profits and organizations touting their causes that we’ll talk about in the coming weeks.
PorktoberQue is also musically unique. Instead of other local festivals that strictly promote one type of music (ie: country music festivals) we aim to be a little something for many more people. We’ll have polka music, childrens’ music, rock, country, sk8tr music and contemporary pop. Probably something for most everyone…. though I’m sure there are a few styles of music not represented.
We’ve also got activities during the day for the kids, and stuff at night for the adults. But families are welcome anytime, and even the Biergartens (beer tents) are family friendly (of course, 21 and over to drink.)
Abe Lincoln says we cant be all things to all people. But we can sure try to be lots of things to as many people as possible. If you have any ideas how we can be more inclusive, diverse and incorporate more aspects of our community, please drop us a line and let us know. We’re excited to be uniquely a community festival with no admission costs for people to come out and have a great time with family and friends.