Rene Hidalgo specializes in Bar Management and Consulting, with over ten years in the hospitality industry he has opened and operated numerous hotspots in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Currently he manages The Lantern's Keep in the Iroquois hotel, bartends at Milk & Honey and is consulting on the newly opened Grand Banks, an oyster bar built on a historic schooner docked in TriBeCa.
Hard Rock Honky Tonk- Countrified Van Halen and beyond… Van Hayride was originally conceived in the early 21st century as a countrified David Lee Roth era only, Van Halen tribute band. The band got weirder and weirder, playing around the NYC roots music scene, occasionally with Norah Jones sharing the bill in one of her underground projects.
Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. is the little trio with a big hillbilly sound! Local nightclub favorite, SIT & Die Co. (as known for short), offers up mostly self-penned tales of broken hearts, barnyard animals and masturbation -- occasionally within the same song -- all performed in a rollicking manner recalling classic 1950's rockabilly, country swing and Rhythm & Blues, all done in a trademark style that's as sharp as the crease in their matching vintage trousers. "Like Colonel Sanders in triplicate" NY Post
DJ Jess Marquis modernizing old country standards. He will help you escape the crushing tragedy of life in a cubicle, and for a few hours love life as it should be lived: glowing under disco balls, soaring amidst synths, and electric with each kiss.
What are the hours of the festival?
Saturday, August 16th, 2:30pm-5:30pm
What does the festival cost?
Where do we buy tickets?
Where is Webster Hall?
125 East 11th Street, Manhattan, NY (212) 353-1600 Closest Trains are the N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L at Union Square. Find your directions HERE.
Do you have to be over the age of 21 to attend?
Yes, no exceptions. All ID`s will be checked at the gate.
Are children allowed at the event?
Sorry, no children.
Will there be food at the event?
Yes, BBQ from Pit-Master Michael Rodriguez of House of 'Que and Tres Carnes, formerly of Salt Lick will be available. Country fixins' will also be sold by several local eateries.
Will there be entertainment?
Yes, Van Hayride, SIT & Die Co. will be performing rockabilly, and old country standards. DJ Jess will be modernizing old country standards.
What does the ticket include?
Guests will have the opportunity to sip and swig delicious libations from moonshine and bourbon distilleries. You will also have the opportunity to purchase tasty Southern treats featuring the Pitmaster of House of 'Que and Tres Carnes, formerly of the Salt Lick of Austin, Texas. After taking some liquid inspiration, put your dancin’ boots on for funky rhythms from fantastic bluegrass bands and Webster Hall’s own interpretation of old country standards. Guests are also invited to test your skills on Jack the Mechanical Bull.
How can I contact the festival organizers?
Please send any and all questions, concerns, vending requests, or sponsorship requests to firstname.lastname@example.org