Live music, unique arts and crafts and fantastic food are just some of the things to look forward to for the upcoming Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival in Salisbury, Maryland.
Friday at 4 p.m.
The Backfin Banjo Band has quite a reputation for fun music, sing-along songs and good times. Their mix of banjo, piano, saxophone and vocals produce sounds of Dixieland, Big Band, Roaring Twenties and more. Known for their performances at The Red Roost and the Autumn Wine Festival, catch them live on stage at Pork in the Park!Visit band online
Friday at 6 p.m.
Band members include Bob Hayman, Bruzz Truitt, Birdie Mundt, Mike Guerrieri and Mike Bryan.Visit band online
Friday at 8:30 p.m.
See Charlie Worsham on a stage and you immediately understand what he understood from the beginning: It's where he's meant to be. For him, music wasn't just a thing, it was the only thing. "I kind of feel like I didn't have much choice. The songs... the playing... those were the only things that ever really kept my attention." As a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist and student of great songs, he's developed a unique modern country sound built around the traditional acoustic instruments he grew up on.
Charlie is currently writing and recording to finish out his major label debut album for Warner Music Nashville. After studying at Berklee School of Music in Boston, he moved South to Nashville. For the last two years, he's divided his time between writing songs, being an in-demand studio musician for other artists and playing his music live — sharing stages across the country with Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and others.Visit band online
Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Barren Creek Band was formed in the early 90’s by Dave Davis. Originally focused on country and oldies covers, the band evolved into more of a classic rock theme and has been entertaining folks on the Shore for the past 20 years.
The band received a devastating blow in February 2010 when founder and band leader Dave Davis passed away. The band continues to play in his honor with Clay Bailey (lead guitar, harmonica, vocals), Bob Drehmer (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Steve Woolston (lead guitar, vocals, sound), Tom Mavity (bass guitar, vocals, sound) and Mike Litte (drums, vocals).
Saturday at 12 p.m.
Picnic's shtick is their vocal richness and diverse repertoire. From Bluegrass to Blue Oyster Cult, Adele to Zac Brown, Beach Boys to Santana; Picnic is a smorgasbord of musical memories guaranteed to please the most discerning ear. A little bit of everything; a whole lot of fun!
Band members include Stan Robins (guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Ted Hogue (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals) Matt Robins (drums, vocals), Zach Graves (bass) Ryan Ogburn (keyboards, vocals) and Sara Mitchell Robins (vocals, flute).
Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
After nearly 15 years, Smokin' Gunnz has become one of the East Coast's premiere Southern Rock tribute acts. Acclaimed for their ability to recreate the sound of some of Southern Rock's most respected artists, the four members of Smokin' Gunnz have road tested and honed their sound to a level of perfection that their growing legion of loyal fans have come to expect.
Whether paying homage to the forefathers who blazed a trail before them or creating their own musical offerings, one listen to this group of seasoned professionals will tell you all you need to know about their dedication to their craft.
Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
A major player on the East Coast music scene for the last thirty years, Tom Larsen is one of the most dynamic, original and exciting performers on the blues scene today. Not the run-of-the-mill, business-as-usual blues act, this is a fresh, new direction for blues. Tom features all original songs with a unique and distinctive new style, delivered with an energized, danceable, house-rockin' show, tailor-made to shake up the audience.
A seasoned veteran of the festival scene, Tom Larsen is still on the cutting edge of modern blues. Not content to follow the rules and copy the old styles, Tom continues to forge his own trail in the blues world. Get ready to take a walk on the wild side!
Saturday at 8 p.m.
After paying his dues in the family tradition since the age of 19, Jimmie has evolved into a dynamic live artist. His love for the fans is evident in the no-holds-barred intensity he exudes from the stage. Van Zant has played his Southern Rock/Country Crossover originals and favorite titles from his family archives worldwide. No matter what the venue or who is in the crowd, there’s something for every music lover at a Jimmie Van Zant performance.
Influenced by the music of his cousins Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant and their bands Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special, Jimmie Van Zant makes his mark in his legendary family with a soulful sound all his own.Visit band online
Sunday at 12 p.m.
Front Page News has been "touchin' souls with rock n' roll" with their high energy classic and modern rock covers since 2009. Band members Gary Collier, Mark Ridgway, Aaron Taylor and Leroy Brewington have been playing the Delmarva club scene for over 20 years. The band lists their influences as Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Finger Eleven, 3 Doors Down and play songs by Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buckcherry, Zepplin, Elvis Presley and "anything that makes ya wanna wiggle."Visit band online
Sunday, Begins at 2:30 p.m.
Amateur Wing Eating Competition
Local Wing Warriors will take the stage for a showdown in this winner-take-all eating contest. The competitor who eats the most in a timed period will be declared the Champion Warrior and take home $100 in prize money.
Professional Wing Eating Competition
Professional eaters from around the world will go head to head during this wing eating competition sanctioned by the Major League Eating Federation. Current World Champion Eater Joey Chestnut will return to defend his title against other top-ranked eaters including Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas.