McConnell, Rockett 88 to perform at ‘Pigskins’

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Rocket 88 will open for George McConnell and the Nonchalants during the 2011 “Pigskins in the Park.”
The event will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at Fairpark. In addition to the music, Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi football games will be broadcast.
Exact times for “Pigskins in the Park” will be released after television networks announce their schedules.
McConnell was a member of Widespread Panic, Kudzu Kings and Beanland. Rocket 88 plays a mixture of Mississippi roots music and hill country blues.
The bands will be presented by Bright Lights Music from C Spire Wireless.

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