Lawrence, Kansas - Classic car styles inspired the music of the original rockers and it’s still true today. One can almost hear Elvis whenever a convertible Cadillac goes by and at this year’s Rev It Up Street Festival you won’t have to imagine it, it will be live.

This year’s Rev it Up Street Festival on October 1st will welcome back Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys to recreate the sounds of early American rock. For over 30 years they have faithfully recreated the mood and music of the early days of rock and roll. In a recent review of their latest album, the Tahoe Daily Tribune wrote, “Authenticity is the key to the music of Rockabilly Hall of Fame members Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Although they’ve moved from their rockabilly roots to a sound that encompasses folk, bluegrass, Western swing, Cajun and mariachi influences, the six-piece, Southern California-based band continues to be faithful to the music of the past.”

In the 30 years they have been together, the band has toured around the world, recorded 14 albums, a dozen single 45s and been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. They’ve managed to keep their sound fresh and interesting in the present while exploring the past.

Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys will be performing one show at 1:30 pm at the Rev It Up Street Festival on October 1st in South Park, Lawrence, KS.   Opening for them will be local rockabilly bands, the Kaw Tikis at 10:30 am and the Culprits at noon. Admission is free but donations are accepted with all proceeds going to the Ballard Center of Lawrence.

Rev It Up Street Festival is produced by Steve and Michelle Chronister to give back to the community of Lawrence and support the charities doing work in the area. This is the 14th year for the show, and it regularly has over 250 cars and motorcycles on display. Registration for cars is still open and can be done online at Attending the show is free and donations are taken to help the selected charities.

Contact: Richard Renner, 913-634-1711,