Double Concept Productions once again presents the Annual Red Hot & Blue (RHB) Rockabilly Weekend, now in its ninth year, from August 29th to September 1st, 2013.
Held for the first time at the lavish Rialto Theatre, Stray Cat Lee Rocker opens the festival as part of a double bill also featuring the superb Long Island-based The Lustre Kings, rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson’s back-up band at this summer’s Jazz Festival.
Those in search of THE perfect outfit will be delighted to attend the vintage-inspired fashion show, an event sure to satisfy the needs of even the most indecisive shoppers. Models of all shapes and sizes will strut their stuff on the catwalk showcasing the threads of Montréal designers Recyclash eco-design clothing, Geneviève Régnier, Coca Bella, X20 boutiques, and Toutounes Atomiques. The fashion show will also feature California designer Bernie Dexter’s fabulous pinup dresses.
The guys won’t feel left out with Canadian burlesque artists The Lady Josephine and Kitty Kin-Evil charming their pants off with a mix of comedy and sultry tease.
Friday, August 30th, will feature Filly & the Flops, a band of energetic Montréal musicians comprised of ex-members of
Urban Steel Workers of Montreal, followed by the Honeybees, a band from Chicago whose harmonies are worthy of comparisons to the Andrew Sisters. Next up will be Toronto’s Greasemarks who are sure to do their thing raw and right.
The evening will conclude with Rocky Velvet’s anticipated return to the Red Hot and Blue stage, after stealing the show in 2010.
Get the Wild Cat in you moving! Satisfy your dancing needs with Jittery Jack & Gizzelle (Wild Records, California) who are determined to get you on the dance floor. Kicking off the night is the Tennessee Voodoo Coupe and let’s not forget the annual Jive Contest Saturday evening: blue Suede shoes, crinoline and acrobatics on display!
Seduced by a bit of chrome and the sweet humming sound of a motorcycle? As of noon on Sunday, September 1st, the Jardin Tiki, the haven of kitsch par excellence, will be transformed into a motorcycle and car show exhibiting both vintage and modified vehicles. We bet you’ll be unable to resist the charm of the alluring pin-up ladies participating in this year’s Miss RHB contest. The afternoon soundtrack will be provided by the surf rock of The Typhoons and DJ Matchbox.
The delectable evening meal will be enjoyed to the sounds of Big Rude Jake and Alyssa Young. The evening will be hosted by the duo, who will play throughout the evening and set the scene for an exciting special event—Tiki cocktails and Hawaiian dancers to boot, with a performance by the Aloha Lani Dance Group of Montreal!
All weekend, various kiosks will be open upstairs in the Rialto Hall with hair styling, tattooing, clothing, etc., and on Sat. Aug.30th from 1:00 – 4:30pm, 60-minute beginner and advanced dance workshops will be offered at affordable prices.
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