PixieRock® is a celebration born from a passion for live music, a great party and a desire to support worthy charitable efforts. We loved rocking out with you to celebrate 100 years of Wish Farms!
Recap of 2022 event
Thank you to all who joined us in the rockin’ success of our second PixieRock® event and 100 year anniversary celebration in 2022. Over 1,000 attendees gathered at Wish Farms’ in Plant City, FL and enjoyed an evening of live music from our incredible headlining artists. All combined with the support of 56 fantastic sponsors, $640,000 was raised for Feeding Tampa Bay, Shriners Children’s , Redlands Christian Migrant Association, and the Wish Farms Family Foundation.
“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has been at it for well over a half century, delivering rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio to millions of devoted fans. With iconography as distinctive as their sound, ZZ TOP is virtually synonymous with beards, hotrod cars, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ TOP coalesced from the core of two rival bands, Billy Gibbons’ Moving Sidewalks and Frank Beard and Dusty Hill’s American Blues. Their third album, 1973’s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit “La Grange,” still one of the band’s signature pieces today. Eliminator, their 1983 album was something of a paradigm shift for ZZ TOP. Their roots blues skew was intact but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with such tracks as “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” on the nascent MTV. It was one of the music industry’s first albums to have been certified Diamond, far beyond Gold and Platinum and a reflection of US domestic sales exceeding 10 million units. As a touring entity, they’ve been without peer over the past five decades, having performed before millions of fans on four continents and have been the subject of their own Grammy-nominated documentary titled That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. The band’s line-up of the bearded Gibbons and Hill and Beard, who ironically is clean shaven, remained intact for more than 50 years until Dusty’s passing. When Dusty temporarily departed the tour in the summer of 2021, it was a given that Elwood would be the perfect choice to stand in for Dusty until he could return. But Dusty’s return was not to be, and Elwood continues to handle the bass duties for the band now and into the future. The elements that keep ZZ TOP fresh, enduring and above the transitory fray can be summed up in the three words of the band’s internal mantra: “Tone, Taste and Tenacity”. As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers. Their influences are both the originators of the form – Muddy Waters, B.B. King, et al – as well as the British blues rockers and Jimi Hendrix who emerged the generation before ZZ’s ascendance. They have sold hundreds of millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (by Keith Richards, no less) and have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms. They are true rock icons and, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. ZZ TOP abides!
Born in London to Scottish parents, Bishop Briggs grew up in Japan and Hong Kong. Days after graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles where, after years of performing at any venue that would have her, she was discovered in a small hole-in-the-wall by a former-A&R rep and the rest was history. The music of Bishop Briggs transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic music into a wholly unique sound. Her debut track “Wild Horses” reached #1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts, with airplay on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Show and a prized spot in Acura’s 2016 TLX and ESPN’s NFL Playoffs ads. She followed up with the RIAA-certified platinum single, “River,” a searing and cathartic track that captured the attention of tastemakers and gatekeepers and rose to #3 on the Alternative chart with over 680 million global streams. After her critically acclaimed debut album “Church of Scars”, multiple sold out tours, live performance slots opening for Coldplay, Kaleo, alt-J, and Bleachers, and with more music on the way, Bishop Briggs is set to have her most incredible year yet.
Formed while attending film school in Southern California, Los Angeles-based Saint Motel’s kaleidoscopic sound and inventive live performances have earned them a loyal fanbase that flock to their headlining shows and standout sets at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. The band scored breakout success with their 2015 Elektra Records debut, My Type EP, whose title track was a top 10 hit at Alternative radio and RIAA-certified Gold. The following year, Saint Motel returned with their much anticipated, full length saintmotelevision, featuring the smash single “Move.” Always on the cutting edge, Saint Motel subsequently released an award-winning Virtual Reality version of the album, followed by an Augmented Reality version – both firsts of their kind. The band has taken their infectious performances to the small screen with nationally televised appearances on NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, among others. Saint Motel is: A/J Jackson (vocals), Aaron Sharp (guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. His debut album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, shows off the full range of its creator, who juggled multiple roles as the project’s songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, lap steel, spoons, tambourine, to name a few). Since 2014, Blanco has been honing in on his unique sound, which is a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo, that balances both the urban and rural settings in which he grew up. His viral hit “The Git Up” (certified 11x PLATINUM across three countries) took the world by storm, claiming the top spot in charts across the global and spawning nearly four billion views across social platforms. It claimed the No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 12 weeks and was the top-selling digital Country song in the US for 13 weeks resulting in Billboard naming him as their No. 1 Top New Country Artist for 2019. In addition to being named Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” the Georgia native is a background singer, artist and Grammy-nominated engineer who has worked with big name talent including Fergie, Childish Gambino, Kane Brown and Chris Brown. The multi-talent’s multi-national Platinum certified collaboration “Just the Way” with Parmalee is currently in the Top 20 on Hot AC and has garnered more than 200 million on-demand streams in the US alone, also marking Brown’s first No. 1 hit on Country radio (peaking at No. 1 in the US and Canada). No stranger to collaborations, Blanco recently collaborated with Nelly and Breland for their funky fun “High Horse,” and “Never Gonna Tame You (Original Song from “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”),” written by Diane Warren. In September 2020 Brown was in a life threatening accident and has been recovering, leaning on creating music to heal—the first taste of that is “Nobody’s More Country,” available now.
Beginning as a cook at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, Kim Richey’s singer-songwriter journey in Music City produced Bittersweet and Glimmer albums in the 90s, most recent Edgeland in 2018, and many in between. Richey is known for her rule-breaking style – creating mesmerizing, atypical creations of contemporary country.
Shevonne Marie Philidor, also known as Shevizzle, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, model, actress, and visual artist. The Tampa native, military brat of half-Haitian descent, is an entertainer who amazes audiences with her one-of-a-kind voice and “true entertainer” quality. Her strange on-stage mannerisms and creativity make her show one not to be missed. Each show is different and you never know what your experience will be.
Tickets for the 2022 event are now available! Purchase before October 1st to get tickets at a discounted price.
1301 S. Frontage Rd, Plant City, FL 33563
Schedule of Performances – Rain or Shine
4p Gates open
5p Blanco Brown
6:30p Saint Motel
7:45p Kim Richey
8:15p Bishop Briggs
10p ZZ Top
We encourage you to drink responsibly. Please designate a driver, or use a rideshare app. If you have a large group, Uber now has a charter option available on their app. (click “More” after opening)
Attendee Parking: Access West side lot from S. Frontage Rd.
Reserved Parking, Uber/Lyft Drop Off, Handicap: Access at East side lot from S. Frontage Rd.
Dress for the fun! The event will take place outdoors, on our beautifully landscaped lawn. We recommend evening outdoor concert attire. Flat shoes are strongly encouraged.
Security checkpoint is required upon entry. Please, no large bags or lawn chairs. This is a 21+ only event.
Food & Drink
We hope you come ready to rock and ready to eat! A variety of local food favorites will be available for purchase throughout the event including authentic tacos, artisan stone-fire pizza, smokin’ BBQ, mouthwatering burgers and sweet donut treats to top it off!
Full bars will be situated throughout the venue. Please drink responsibly.
After purchasing tickets online, you will receive a voucher for your wristband to pickup at check-in at the event. Staff will help you activate your wristband and register your credit card on-site. No cash or cards will be accepted at the event – all transactions will take place by scanning your wristband.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to the team at Eventrics for helping us put on this incredible event. Eventrics is a professional, full-service corporate event planning and management company – They specialize in annual, non-profit, corporate, social and special events.
Become a Sponsor
We appreciate your interest in helping us make a difference in our community. 2022 event sponsorship information is AVAILABLE NOW. 100% of the proceeds go to the Wish Farms Family Foundation and this year’s beneficiaries. We can’t wait to rock out with you!
SPONSOR COMMITMENT FORM
Our Company is excited to take part in the 2022 PixieRock®, to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the
Wish Farms Headquarters in Plant City FL.
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The Wish Farms Family Foundation
Feel good. Eat berries. Make a difference. Established by the Wishnatzki family in 2019, The Wish Farms Family Foundation strives for an America with no hunger, better education for all and stronger community ties. With a focus on these three pillars, Wish Farms and our family of growers are cultivating positive change one berry at a time. We are dedicated to supporting the communities around us, because everyone deserves to eat healthy and be happy.
Shriners Children’s is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The Shriners health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, cleft lip/palate, and spinal cord injuries and every child is provided the best care possible regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Shriners is headquartered in Tampa, but care spans 22 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and depends on the generosity of thousands of donors throughout the world to continue to serve children in need. Click here to learn more.
REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION (RCMA)
Founded in 1965, Redlands Christian Migrant Association is a national role model in preparing rural, low-income children for leadership. It provides quality childcare, support services, educational opportunities and improvement of the health and general welfare of over 6,000 children in 66 child development centers and two charter schools in 21 Florida counties.
FEEDING TAMPA BAY
As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is ending hunger by fueling human potential in every family, child and senior across our 10-county region. By leveraging the daily connection around a meal, the organization is evolving its partnerships, programs and services with a goal to break down barriers and create long-term health and capability in the lives of the individuals it serves. Feeding Tampa Bay has continuously evolved its services by almost doubling its reach to serve nearly 1 million people in our community, and anticipates it will serve more than 85 million meals this year. Feeding Tampa Bay and its community stand together to lift the families we serve, because food makes tomorrow possible.
Recap of 2021 event
Thank you to all who joined us in the rockin’ success of our first annual PixieRock® event in 2021. Hundreds of attendees gathered at Wish Farms’ newly constructed headquarters in Plant City, FL and enjoyed an evening of live music from national artists: Atlanta Rhythm Section, Blackhawk, and Young the Giant. All combined with the support of 50 fantastic sponsors, $450,000 was raised for the Wish Farms Family Foundation.
Click here to view recap video.
Time to get excited for 2022!