Rockabilly Ball 2011

KEXP presents the 25th Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball on September 28th at Highway 99 Blues Club and 29th at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, with doors opening at 8pm each night. Host Dr. Leon Berman and the Shake the Shack crew will commemorate the 25th year of The Rockabilly Ball, the longest running rockabilly festival in the United States, with a two day celebration.

The event will feature a car show and 13 amazing live performances from top-flight rockabilly bands from across the country. Tickets are available at Highway 99 Blues Club, Brown Paper Tickets, and the Tractor Tavern.

Buy tickets for September 28th at Highway 99 Blues Club.

Buy tickets for September 29th at The Tractor Tavern.

Friday, 9/28/2012 Buy Tickets
Slim Sandy
Smokehouse Dave
Carl Sonny Leland
Lustre Kings

Saturday, 9/24/2011 Buy Tickets
Hillbilly Casino
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Billy Dwayne and the Creepers
Captain Jeffrey and His Musical Chumbuckets
The Wild Snohomians

Plus, catch the 8th Annual Shake the Shack Hot Rod Car Show at the Bogart’s Airport Way (formally Goldie’s), located at 3924 Airport Way S., Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 5pm. Featuring performances by The Rainieros, The Black Crabs, Drunken Prayer, Graceland Five, Billy Dwayne and the Creepers and Dragstrip Riot. Music starts at 12pm, the show is free to attend and open to all vehicles whose owners feel they are special enough to be shown. Trophies, awards and dash plaques will be awarded to top entrants. There is a $10 fee to participate

KEXP’s Shake the Shack program is three full hours of rockabilly, country and rhythm and blues, and airs Friday nights from 6pm – 9pm and is hosted by Dr. Leon Berman. Berman, known by his fans as "The Shackmaster," has been spinning on KEXP for 24 years.

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  1. Tobias
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    The ball was crazy, anybody know if it will be this year again?

  2. Robert
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Like the other poster, I am wondering if the Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball will be happening again in 2012. It was a terrific event last year.

  3. Posted February 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    It will indeed! Details are still TBD, but you can expect the STS Rockabilly Ball to happen again this year.

  4. Kristina Scott
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Any details yet on when Shake the Shack will be happening this year. Searching for details and ticket sale date.

  5. Shawn
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    IT IS! In fact I have the flier! It’s on September 29th 2012 from 9AM to 6PM at Bogart’s on Airport Way. Need info or have questions? KEXP can answer them, or find me on facebook:

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