Paul Reed Smith Band will perform at Rocktoberfest 2015 in La Plata

Rocktoberfest announces free small-town rock music festival lineup and activities

Rocktoberfest 2015, presented by the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) and produced by Island Music Company, announced today the free small-town rock music festival lineup headlined by the Paul Reed Smith Band and includes Franklin Square Band, Troy Peterson Duo, Joe Norris, Dr. Robert Band, Rock Bottom, Hometown Band, Doc Stevens and Marilyn Band, HUSH MONEY, Pork Donut, and Flippin’ Eye Lids and activities to be held in the heart of the business district and welcomes music lovers of all-ages on Saturday, October, 3, 2015, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Casey Jones Restaurant and Bar located at 417 E. Charles Street, La Plata, MD.

The 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest is free and open to all, offering a lively outdoor gathering place for families and friends with a laid back guitar-centric vibe in the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Urgent Care Music Festival Tent and Casey Jones Restaurant & Bar VIP Lounge. The master of ceremonies is Josh Joson, a local businessman and member of the La Plata Business Association.

Festival patrons can move between the Island Music Company Main Outdoor Stage and indoor stage for simultaneous performances by acoustic signer song writers and musicians, playing a diverse range of popular music, including classic and modern rock, blues, country, and pop.

The rock music festival will feature live entertainment, Street Market, modern pub cuisine and specialty beer on tap for purchase, commemorative pint glasses, and a raffle, plus much more. The market will feature a variety of vendors, live broadcast by T-bone & Heather of WSMD-Radio Star 98.3 and the Bill Waugh & Associates – Allstate Insurance Kid Zone with activities for kids, including face painting by Kat and 25′ climbing rock wall from 3 – 6 p.m.

The first 300 festival patrons at Rocktoberfest 2015 will receive a commemorative pint glass and (2) two free beverage coupons with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the grand prize, a Paul Reed Smith® Santana SE Guitar and free lesson voucher from Island Music Company. The raffle net proceeds will be donated to Charles County Public Schools to support the Fine and Performing Arts educational programs for young artists.

“Be a La Plata Hometown Hero. Be a designed driver,” is the campaign message at Rocktoberfest 2015 to promote the use of sober designated drivers and deter underage and drunk driving to help prevent accidents. The campaign is sponsored by Centerpiece Boutique and Design, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Jones, Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency, Inc. and La Plata Police Department.

All festival patrons of legal drinking age who wish to consume alcohol must present valid identification checked by assigned security personnel at the venue entrance and be issued a wristband.

This event is made possible in part with the support of the Rock Star sponsors, including Accountable Solutions, Inc., Joson Fine Jewelry & Home Boutique, Maryland Partner Bank of Maryland, a division of Virginia Partner Bank, Scott Law Group, LLC, Cross Roads Crossfit, WSMD-Radio Star 98.3, Southern Maryland Oil, SMECO and St. Charles Properties.

Come on, rock La Plata for good! Be front and center on one of the festival’s indoor and outdoor stages. Stay updated and informed about Rocktoberfest 2015 by following #rocklp4good hashtag and “like” the La Plata Business Association Facebook page.

For inquiries, please contact LPBA president Keith Grasso of Island Music Company at 301-392-3960.

About La Plata Business Association: LPBA seeks to promote the interest of the La Plata Business community through sponsoring special events and play a significant role in supporting the arts. The festival is a celebration of music and culture to; showcase local influential musicians and emerging talents; provide the business community opportunities for advertising and corporate hospitality feature a Street Market and raise funds for a good cause.