The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has announced the entertainment for MusicFestat the World Pork Expo. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, Expo attendees can enjoy free roasted pork and refreshments while viewing live performances by The Blooze Brothers and GRAMMY Awards winner David Ball. MusicFest is included in the price of admission to World Pork Expo, which will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
“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.”
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.
Called America’s No. 1 Tribute Band, The Blooze Brothers will bring their signature high-powered, choreographed, 12-piece-band show to the MusicFest stage.
“From the well-known entertainers performing at MusicFest to the debut of new equipment that improves pig welfare and performance, everything is world-class at World Pork Expo,” says R.C. Hunt, NPPC president from Wilson, N.C. “There’s so much to see — your family and employees will thoroughly enjoy every minute as they mingle with top pork producers from throughout the world.”
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.