The 25th Annual & Final Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball

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

The event will feature a car show and 9 amazing live performances from top-flight rockabilly bands from across the country. Tickets are available at Highway 99, Brown Paper Tickets, The Tractor Tavern and

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 Leyland
Lustre Kings

Saturday, 9/29/2012 Buy Tickets
The Modern Sounds
Johnny and the Blades
Bloodshot Bill
Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang
Angelatini and the Treblemakers

Plus, catch the 9th Annual and final 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 29th from 9am to 5pm. Featuring performances by The Mercury 4, Lustre Kings, Countryside Ride, The F Holes, John Hamhock and the Rooster Run Band, Banzai Surf, The Dirty Birds, White Trash Whiplash, Stafford and the Bentz Brothers . 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 25 years.

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  1. Angelatini
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    That would be Angelatini & The Treblemakers…no “rank” at the end. hahaha

  2. Keith
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Why!!! Why discontinue the ball?

  3. Linda
    Posted September 22, 2012 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    No not the last!! WHY? Please say it isn’t so :(.

  4. Josh
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I agree – WHY GOD WHY! Don’t kill a good thing – and don’t keep a good man down! Looking forward to an epic weekend!

  5. Mojo
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    What’s the cover for non-participants at the Car Show on Saturday? Free?

  6. Mojo
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Never mind on the Car Show cover Q. Just read the fine-print. It’s free. Thanks

  7. Jamie
    Posted March 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    please bring it back! We miss the ball!

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