Sure, the point of Pig Out in the Park is to, well, pig out in the park. But the annual food festival is also known for having a solid music lineup and this year’s fest, Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 in Riverfront Park, is no different.
Once again, organizers have booked an eclectic mix of local and national acts to entertain the hungry masses.
Heartland rockers BoDeans, of “Closer to Free” fame, will headline the Lilac Bowl stage on Aug. 31.
Alt-rock band Dishwalla, best known for the single “Counting Blue Cars,” will headline the Lilac Bowl stage on Sept. 1, and hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play, known as much for its music as its work on screen, will handle headlining duties on Sept. 2.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Here’s the complete Pig Out in the Park entertainment schedule:
Aug. 29: Kicho (noon), Ron Greene (2:30 p.m.), Kari Marguerite and Friends (5:30 p.m.) and Bryan Warhall (7:15 p.m.)
Aug. 30: Buzz Vineyard (noon), Steven King (1:30 p.m.), Blue Canoe/Starlite Motel (4 p.m.), Isaac Walton (6:30 p.m.) and Lilac City Live (8 p.m.)
Aug. 31: Tessa Guthrie (noon) and Nightlife Network Northwest’s Songsmith Series (1:15 p.m.)
Sept. 1: Donnie Emerson and Nancy Sophia Band (noon), Casey Ryan (2:15 p.m.), Bob Weisbeck (4:30 p.m.), Doghouse Boyz (6 p.m.) and Five Letter Word (8:30 p.m.)
Sept. 2: Maxie Rays Mills and Steve Sacket (noon), Top Flite (2:30 p.m.), Just Plain Darin (4 p.m.), Fort Vine (6:30 p.m.) and Justin James Band (8:30 p.m.)
Sept. 3: Pages of Harmony (noon), Schauer with Friends (1:30 p.m.), Barking Katz (4:30 p.m.) and Wyatt Wood (7 p.m.)
Aug. 29: Flight Risk (noon), 3D (3 p.m.), B-Radicals (6 p.m.) and Sovereign Citizen and the Non-Prophets (8 p.m.)
Aug. 30: Sidetrack (noon), Sidemen (2:30 p.m.), the 5 Man Trio from America’s First Corp. Band (4:30 p.m.), Trego (6:30 p.m.) and Dead Winter Carpenters (8:30 p.m.)
Aug. 31: DBC Band (noon), Jan Harrison (2:30 p.m.), Atomic Jive (5 p.m.), Anita Royce and High Rollers (7 p.m.) and Curtis Salgado Band (9 p.m.)
Sept. 1: The Stepbrothers (noon), Buffalo Jones (3 p.m.), Lethal Brothers (5 p.m.), Rave (Yardbirds tribute) (7 p.m.) and Petty Fever (Tom Petty tribute) (8:45 p.m.)
Sept. 2: Master Class Big Band Rhythm and Blues Revue (noon), Milonga (3:30 p.m.), Idle Poets (6 p.m.) and Too Slim and the Taildraggers (8:30 p.m.)
Sept. 3: Jazz Northwest Big Band (noon), Trailer Park Girls (2:30 p.m.), Desja Eagle Tail (5 p.m.) and Mojo Box (7:30 p.m.)
Lilac Bowl Stage:
Aug. 30: The Redneck Bees (6:30 p.m.) and Heart by Heart (8:30 p.m.)
Aug. 31: Tolan Shaw (5 p.m.), Blake Braley (7 p.m.) and BoDeans (9 p.m.)
Sept. 1: Dimestore Prophets (6:30 p.m.) and Dishwalla (8:45 p.m.)
Sept. 2: Cordell Drake and Kid ‘n Play (times to be announced).