Arts & Entertainment

Rocktoberfest coming Oct. 4

There are Octoberfests and Harvest fests that celebrate the end of summer.

And now there'll soon be a Rocktoberfest for Tri-City revelers to check out.

It all happens Oct. 4 at TRAC in Pasco.

Besides a rockin' docket of bands scheduled to appear, there also will be a variety of brews and food to keep your energy level up.

Headlining the musical entertainment will be Hell's Belles from Seattle.

This quintet of dames tout themselves as hot rocker chicks. In other words, if you worshipped the screaming, gyrating rock of AC/DC, then these girls are for you.

Also performing at Rocktoberfest will be Romagossa Blu, Java Cola and IV.

Admission to the event is $20. Ticketholders are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, as all seating is festival style with about 25,000 square feet of grass to sit on outside, on the back side of TRAC.

The music starts at 3 p.m. and rocks until 11 p.m.

But before the music starts, Rocktoberfest also will have a motorcycle poker run, which starts at 9 a.m. at Cousins Restaurant across the street from TRAC and makes five stops including Oregon Powersports in Pendleton, Stone Hut Bar & Grill in Walla Walla, and Gilbert Auto in Walla Walla and in Kennewick.

The event is open to the 21 and older crowd only.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;