Grammy Awards winner David Ball will perform live at MusicFest during World Pork Expo on June 7.
Grammy Awards winner David Ball will perform live at MusicFest during World Pork Expo on June 7.

Once again, MusicFest will be the social highlight of World Pork Expo. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, WPX attendees can enjoy free roasted pork and refreshments while watching performances by live bands.

Headlining this year’s MusicFest is award-winning country singer/songwriter, David Ball, with his band, The Pioneer Playboys. His music is described as simple yet sophisticated, both swingy and bluesy with a touch of Tex-Mex and Latin flavor.

Ball’s chart-topping hits include “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone,” which made him one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. In conjunction with the release of “What’ll I Do If I Don’t Have You,” Ball teamed up with Operation Troop Aid, a charitable organization that sends care packages to deployed U.S. troops.

Called America’s No. 1 Tribute Band, The Blooze Brothers will bring its signature high-powered, choreographed, 12-piece-band show to the MusicFest stage.

They have mastered the music and crazy antics of the original Blues Brother that John Belushi and Dan Akroyd made famous on Saturday Night Live. In addition, they’ll perform music from the 1940’s swing era, Motown and classic-rock genres, as well as original tunes that will be a perfect backdrop as you visit with fellow WPX attendees.

“MusicFest is a perfect venue for producers and exhibitors to interact in a fun, relaxing atmosphere,” says Doug Fricke, NPPC’s director of trade show marketing. “Whether people prefer country or rock ‘n’ roll music, they’ll enjoy these bands.”

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