Rokeb-illy Hoedown brings Southern America to Subi

Bert Giancristofaro  (Jus Burgers) and Mayor Penny Taylor. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Bert Giancristofaro (Jus Burgers) and Mayor Penny Taylor. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

SUBIACO residents will be grinnin’ like a possum eatin’ a sweet tater at the Southern American themed Rokeb-illy Hoedown event on March 14.

The Rokeb-illy Hoedown, part of SUBIaction’s Block Party series, will offer southern American music and food culture of the early 50s to event goers.

The free event will take place on the corner of Roberts Road and Alvan Street, and will offer activities including a milkshake bar, line dancing, live Rockabilly band, a hot rod car display and themed hoedown activities for kids.

Event Leader and business owner Bert Giancristofaro said building on the success of the first Block Party in November 2019, which attracted almost 2000 locals, he wanted to dial up the fun this year.

“The name is a spin on Rokeby and gave us creative license to convert a car park into a slice of early 50s Americana, complete with hay bales, line dancing, a rockabilly band and fun kids activities,” he said.

The Rokeb-illy Hoedown will take place from 5pm until 10pm.