Block Rockin’ Rocktoberfest

Meg Elwood

This Saturday night, South City Tavern brings “Rocktoberfest,” a fall version of “Boropalooza,” to students and the Statesboro community through a night of non-stop concerts from multiple local bands.

“[Rocktoberfest is] our attempt to bring something to Georgia Southern when football is out of town. There was kind of a gap in a lot of schedules where people were looking for something to do,” Zane Cress, part owner of South City, said

Who will be playing?

The night will contain music from five bands: Deep Cuts, Tall Paul Band, Poor Man’s Fancy, Roshambeaux (11 p.m.) and Hooker (11:30 p.m.).

What will be heard?

Deep Cuts, Tall Paul Band and Poor Man’s Fancy are local bands straight out of Statesboro. The crowd Saturday night can expect to hear a unique version of Southern classic rock from each of the bands. Roshambeaux is a progressive, party-rock, band coming down from Atlanta, Ga. and Hooker is a fairly new band from Athens, Ga. Sure to be the a fan-favorite, they play in what they call a “white-trash glam-rock” style that focuses on ’80’s and ’90’s rock music.

“We’ll have a band playing on the inside stage and then a band playing on the outside stage, they’ll overlap by about 20 minutes or so, so there will never be any downtime. There will always be a stage where you can see music going on,” Cress said.

The casual, live-music venue of a bar is popular to many students who look to have a drink at the bar or to simply hang out with friends after a hectic school week. Georgia Southern students like Austin Schneider enjoy the concert nights for just those reasons.

“I think the environment is definitely more laid back than other bars, plus it has more of a mature feel to it, not like the party-concert feel it used to be at 125 or Retrievers,” Schneider said.

Important Details?

Tickets are available for $5 each. Purchase from any of the South City staff until Saturday morning. The price to enter on the day of the event will be $7. Doors and drink specials begin at 5 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. Concert is for ages 18 and up.