Arkansas State University, already home to the Johnny Cash Music Festival, is adding another musical shindig to its calendar for March 2, with the Rockabilly Boogiefest at ASU Museum. According to an ASU press release, the concert will “benefit a future exhibit focusing on the history and heritage of Rockabilly in the region.”
The lineup includes The Stunning Cunning Band, Stan Perkins, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers and Narvel Felts.
Perkins’ name might sound familiar on account of his father, the renowned Sun Records artist and rockabilly titan Carl Perkins. Keiser native Felts had a successful country career in the ’70s but got started playing rockabilly in the late ’50s, issuing several singles on Mercury Records.
Burgess, of course, is renowned for a string of classic rockabilly singles, including the smokin’ “Red Headed Woman” on Sun Records. The Stunning Cunning Band is a Memphis-based revivalist group that impressed Burgess enough that he booked the band at the Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival in Helena.
As is fitting, a proclamation from Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin was read to declare March 1—3, 2013 Rockabilly Boogiefest Weekend in the city.
The full press release is after the jump.