World Pork Expo Gets a Grammy Winner

The National Pork Expo is just over a month away and final details are being firmed up, including entertainment.

Published on: Apr 25, 2012

The World Pork Expo is an annual one-stop spot for producers to get an intense look at a range of issues facing the industry. But there's also time for a little fun too, which is what MusicFest is for, and the entertainment has been lined upf for that big show June 7 during Expo.

From 4:30 to 8 p.m., attendees can enjoy free roasted pork and refreshments while seeing a live performance of the tribute band The Blooze Brothers and Grammy Awards winner David Ball. MusicFest is included with your price of admission to the event.

"MusicFest is the perfect way to end an action-packed day of seeing the newest products and technologies, and learning about industry issues during World Pork Expo," says Doug Fricke, director of trade show marketing, NPPC. "This year's MusicFest performers will provide a highly entertaining backdrop as producers and exhibitors mingle, enjoying sponsors' hospitality in the tents that fill the length of Grand Avenue."

GRAMMY WINNER: David Ball will entertain attendees at the 2012 World Pork Expo.
GRAMMY WINNER: David Ball will entertain attendees at the 2012 World Pork Expo.

David Ball, a GRAMMY-winning country music singer and songwriter who is touring with his band, The Pioneer Playboys, will open MusicFest. His music is described as simple yet sophisticated, swingy and bluesy with a touch of Tex-Mex and Latin flavor.

Ball's chart-topping hits include "Thinkin' Problem" and "Riding With Private Malone," which made him one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. In conjunction with the release of "What'll I Do If I Don't Have You," Ball teamed up with Operation Troop Aid, a charitable organization that sends care packages to deployed U.S. troops.

The Blooze Brothers will bring their signature high-powered, choreographed, 12-piece-band show to the MusicFest stage.

They have mastered the music and crazy antics of the original Blues Brothers that John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made famous on Saturday Night Live. In addition, they'll perform music from the '40s, swing, Motown and classic-rock genres, as well as original tunes that will be a perfect backdrop as you visit with other Expo attendees.

World Pork Expo also hosts the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The breeding stock sales will continue on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. until completed at approximately noon.

To receive a $10 early registration discount, go to www.worldpork.org and click on the “Register Today” icon. The website also has the latest details about room availability at the official Expo hotels in its hotel/transportation section. Additional information is available when you connect with World Pork Expo on Facebook and follow World Pork Expo on Twitter using #NPPCWPX.