Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market has morphed into a monster event and a must-do on Sydney’s event calendar. The March 15 entertainment line-up features Big Sandy with Los Straitjackets, these incredible performers from across the Atlantic are simply unmissable! Part market, part music festival, part meeting place, this is one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous day out for everyone.
Over three floors and across two giant courtyards you will find: Fashion galore, rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for men, women and children, jewellery, accessories, posters, artwork, tikis, homewares, collectables, retro hair and make-up stylists, vinyl LPs cult DVDs and more.
When you are not shopping up a storm you can dance to your heart’s content in Manning Bar or kick back with the coolest retro tunes in the laid-back Tiki Bar and international food court, take dancing lessons, or admire the classic and vintage vehicle display. There’s also a café, bars, and giant outdoor games the kids will love.
The March entertainment line-up features; Big Sandy with Los Straitjackets (USA) – The legendary Californian singer leaves his Fly-Rite band at home to reunite with his buddies Los Straitjackets for a surf and rock spectacular! The result is a dynamic and exciting show with slices of surf, rockabilly, 60s groove, rock and soul that leaves crowds howling for more. Big Sandy has toured continuously for over 25 years and is a torchbearer of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries.
Los Straitjackets (USA) – When it comes to high-energy rock’n’ roll surfin’ sounds, nobody matches the power of these mystery men in their Mexican wrestling masks. Formed in Nashville, these Grammy nominees have 19 albums under their belt and pack dancefloors the world over. What surprises do they have in store this time?
Pat Capocci – Lock up your daughters – Australia’s greatest Rockabilly Delinquent is back to tear up the Manning Bar with his raw, fiery energy.
Mother Truckers – Mother Truckers’ blend of raw rockabilly, stompin’ swamp and more takes you cruising down Route 66 and straight on to Vegas.
Plus DJs – Rockin’ Marc Rondeau, Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes, and Solid Gold Hell. Plus MCs – Wolfman Dan and the Rockabilly Rhino
AND! 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing Beginners Class – Always wanted to give Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing a try? There’ll be a class for beginners between 11.00am and 12.00pm. No prior dance experience or dance partner is required. Class cost is only $10 per person and includes market entry fee. Pre-registration for classes is required. Email Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 12 to register.
Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $5, with kids under 12 FREE. Nowhere else in Sydney offers this much bang for your buck.