The following is a guest post by Gary Newton, Executive Vice President of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. Gary is the co chair of RazorRock and the Chair of the RazorRock Rally event on Friday night.

When the Hogs are in Central Arkansas, it’s RazorRock. This week’s 17 associated events culminate in the RazorRock Rally on Friday, September 10th, at 7:00 pm in the Riverfest Amphitheatre.

The event is free of charge to the public.

The rally will feature the University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Knighten, as well as the Cheerleaders and Pom Squad, coordinated by Jean Nail. Tusk III, the latest live Razorback mascot, will make his Little Rock debut, courtesy of Keith and Julie Stokes.

In addition to traditional favorites, the band will play its new arrangement of Ring of Fire, a signature song of Arkansas’ own Johnny Cash.

10 Horse Johnson, billed as the “Ozarks-born/Hollywood-bred/Little Rock-based country comedy band,” will deliver the first live performance of their new single – ‘Woo Pig Fever’ (click here to listen) The band’s 25-minute, all-original, all-Arkansas set will transition from pep rally to The Oxford American Presents A Night of Arkansas Music.

Hosted by actor and filmmaker Joey Lauren Adams, The Oxford American concert will feature The Salty Dogs, Jim Mize and True Soul Revue.

Running concurrently in Riverfront Park will be the Street Machine Nationals Auto Show.

While some food and beverage vendors will operate in the park, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

Q: Can I bring alcohol to the movie?

A: If you are 21, yes, alcohol is permitted so long as it is not in a glass container and is consumed in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and ordinances. You assume responsibility for your own behavior.

Q: But can I bring my own food?
A: Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food so long as you clean up after yourself when the rally/concert is over.

Q: Do I need to bring a blanket or lawn chairs in order to enjoy the rally/concert?
A: You are welcome to bring either a blanket or a lawn chair and sit on the grass section of the amphitheater. However, there is dedicated seating up front.

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RazorRock is presented by the Arkansas River Cities Sports Commission, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and North Little Rock Visitors Bureau.

Partner sponsors include Argenta Downtown Council, Arkansas Flag and Banner, Career Sports & Entertainment, and Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

In addition to the Arkansas River Cities Sports Commission, producing partners include Argenta Downtown Council, Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter), Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Arkansas Travelers, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock Touchdown Club, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, The Oxford American, Razorback Foundation, Razorback Navy, University of Arkansas, and War Memorial Stadium.

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