The West Coast Rockabilly Showdown pits unsigned rockabilly bands in a competition held during five Saturdays at the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the O. C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Three bands perform each Showdown date: May 1, 8, 15 and 29 with the finals on June 5. Performances start at noon. Bands are competing for $2500 in cash awards and the winner will open for Rockabilly Pioneer James Inteveld on Sunday, June 20 at noon. Intveld performs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to all Showdown events is FREE with a canned food donation to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Regular price is $2. Children 12 and under are always free.
The Showdown is part of the Spring/Summer Concert Series which also includes:
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers on May 2,
Journey Tribute Band Don’t Stop Believin on May 16
Los Fabulocos with Kid Ramo on May 30
Hollywood U2 on June 6
Woodstock Tribute Weekend on Saturday
July 10 with Summer of Love and Woodstock Mud on Sunday, July 11
All concerts are at noon and 2 p.m. and also free with canned food donation. Admission includes the swap meet.
Thanks Wendy Q for submitting this freebie.
5/01/2010 to 07/11/2010
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, 92626
Cost: FREE with a canned food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank of O.C.