Hickory – Get ready for three days of high energy music, food, amusement rides, shopping and fun.  Hickory’s Oktoberfest features four stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

We are excited to announce the headliners for this year’s music stages!

On Friday, October 7, from 9:00 to 11:00pm Girlz, Girlz, Girlz will take the Main Stage. Girlz, Girlz, Girlz is the best party band, both in looks and performance…and rockingness.

fgirlzBesides everyone’s favorites from the heyday of ’80s rock, they jam out the biggest recent hits with the same arena-imploding feel. Whether they’re ripping through “Livin’ On A Prayer” or “Bad Romance”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” or “Larger Than Life”, it’ll be sure to bang your head and rock your socks off…so wear a helmet and leave your socks at home. http://girlzgirlzgirlz.net/

Saturday, October 8 night brings The Eliminator Band – a ZZ Top Tribute Band from 9:30-11pm to the Main Stage.
See why for almost 25 years, The Eliminator Band has been the nation’s Premier ZZ Top Tribute!  With their “genuine” home grown foot long whiskers to the custom tailored suits, Eliminator has been performing the Best of ZZ Top from  Coast to Coast since 1992.

Playing ALL of your favorite ZZ Top Hits, complete with Cheap Sunglasses and Spinning FUZZY Guitars. http://eliminatorband.com/

samantha-fishThe Pavilion Stage brings blues artist Samantha Fish to the stage on Friday from 9:30 to 11:00pm. Only into her mid-20s she has already released two CDs, played all over the world and shared the stage with well-established to the legendary artists from Tab Benoit and Johnny Lang to Buddy Guy. Label mate and sometimes touring buddy, Mike Zito has long championed Samantha, produced her critically acclaimed albums, Runaway and Black Wind Howlin’ (2013).  Samantha’s had a master’s class in a wide variety of the blues. Her work ethic is unquestioned and her love for performance is obvious. http://www.samanthafish.com

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On Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00 pm Dead 27s will rock you out! On their debut EP, Dead 27s brilliantly infused rock-and-roll and classic soul with both raw energy and refined musicality. Now with their first full-length effort Ghosts Are Calling Out, the Charleston-based band expands their sound by pursuing their passion for loose and joyful experimentation. Working with a treasure trove of obscure and vintage lo-fi gear, Dead 27s have widened their sonic repertoire to offer up an album that’s boldly inventive but rooted in pure emotion.  http://www.dead27s.com/home

For the complete line up and all the information about this year’s Oktoberfest, please visit www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

Photos: The Eliminator Band; Girlz Girlz Girlz;  Samantha Fish; Dead 27s