Vale da Telha’s Favourite DJ At Major Algarve Musical Event
Vale da Telha’s own DJ Brian “Rockindad” Jutsum will be a key figure later this month in one of the biggest musical events to hit the Algarve this year. If you pass through Faro at the end of August you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that the Algarve had become America’s 51st State!
The area is going all-American on August 29 and 30 for the fourth annual Americancars Algarve Show at the Parque de Lazer Das Figuras opposite The Forum in Faro. Brian will be one of the headline performers at the show, bringing the opening day to a close with his own selection of music.
Organiser Carlos Miguel Vila said “The show has been a big success over the past three years.
“And, this year, because the event has grown so big it is to be held over TWO days for the first time to squeeze in all the extra family-friendly activities that will now surround the parades of the classic cars”.
It really is The American Dream!
The core of the event is centred on those fantastic cars and it is expected that there will be 60 different models at the festival, dating from the 1920s to the current range of “muscle cars”.
But this homage to Americana isn’t just about those vintage vehicles, even though enthusiastic owners from all over Europe are bringing their superbly-restored cars to put them on display…and to put them through their paces!
It isn’t just about classic motorcycles, either, even though enthusiasts will be able to get their fill of these mighty machines in all their glory.
Nor is it just about BMX bikes and Choppers even though there will be events and competitions featuring these scintillating cycles.
The entire area opposite the Faro Forum—and don’t forget this fantastic festival is entirely FREE!—will be an exciting two-day tribute to American music and culture.
Starting at 10am on each of the two days—Day One will go on long past midnight, with the final music set on Day Two beginning at 5pm—the festival will offer entertainment and adventure that includes a recreation area for kids, and on both days there will be live rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly music, an Elvis tribute act, and sets by a number of deejays.
People attending the event will be able to buy retro clothes and merchandise (much of it American-themed) from the various stands and there will also be bars and American food stands around the Festival site.
And to emphasise the American theme there will also be a 50s style pin-up competition for which the contestants dress in 50s-style clothes and hairstyles. (Think of the movie Grease!)
The live entertainment is provided on Saturday by one of Portugal’s top rockabilly bands, The Dixie Boys who will be on stage at 4pm and then again at 10pm and there will be a performance at 6pm by the Elvis tribute act Selvis Prestley.
Through the weekend Rock n Roll DJs will be playing the soundtrack to the American Dream in between events, with Dj Rockindad bringing the Saturday programme to a close from 11.30pm.
On Sunday Selvis Prestley will again be onstage at 3pm, then, following a half-hour appearance on stage by stand-up comic Luis Rocha, Faro’s own rockabilly band Hot Billy Rods will round off the weekend from 5pm.
So, why not come along and enjoy the American Dream…right here on the Algarve!
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