By: David M. Higgins II

La Plata, MD- Rocktoberfest is an annual rain or shine music event held on the first Saturday of October. This year’s event falls on October 5, 2019. This will be the sixth installment of the event. The event happens on Charles Street in La Plata. More information on tickets will be forthcoming.

All proceeds benefit the Charles County Public Schools Music & Performing Arts programs. It is a family fun day filled with great live music, street & food vendors and a kid zone.

And today, August 8, 2019, the official line-up has been announced and man is it LIT! Not only do you have a plethora of amazing Southern Maryland artists and bands, but headlining this year is 90’s Rock band “LIT” whos hit “My own worst Enemy” gets everyone up and moving. The band is mainly described as Alternative Rock/Pop Rock and Post-Grunge.

Stage A(North)

  • North Point H.S. Jazz Band- 11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
  • Water’s Edge- 1:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
  • Taboo- 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • The Gods Hate Texas– 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Flippin’ Eyelids- 5:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.
  • Three Days of Rain- 7:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.
  • LIT- 7:45 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Stage B(South)

  • La Plata HS Marching Band- 11:30-11:45
  • Outside the Wire- 12:15- 1
  • The Urge- 1:45-2:30
  • Pretty Mean- 3:15-4
  • Spoiler Alert- 4:45-5:30
  • Port Donut- 6:15-7
  • Trilogy- 7:45- 8:30

Stage C(Lawn)

  • Drivin Muzzy Acoustic- 1-1:45
  • Mike Mead-Eric Wolf Duo-2-2:45
  • Off the Grid- 3-3:45
  • David and the Dynamos- 4-4:45
  • Red Skies Mourning-5-6

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...