October 18-20, 2019 in Great Bend, Kansas

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Live Music

Legendary bands performing on stage for two days of mind blowing rock music and nostalgic Americana!

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National Championship Head-to-Head Invitational Barbecue Competition AND Rock-N-Q, open to any barbecue enthusiasts!


There will be lots to see and do at dozens of other food and merchandise vendor booths. Take home a souvenir from Rock N Q!



Two Days of Epic Americana / A Throwback to the Summer Jam of 1978

Gates Open at 8:00 AM Both Days / 3 Full Bars Open Both Days

Friday, October 18th

Starting at Approx. 4:00 PM


Local Favorite, Homebrew

Genre: Singalong Favorites

National Recording Artist, Jake Gill

Genre: Country / Red Dirt

80s Headbangers Banshee

Genre: 1980s Rock

Original Summer Jam Artist, Head East

Genre: Hard Rock

Legendary Rockers, Skid Row

Genre: Hard Rock

Saturday, October 19th

Starting at Approx. 1:30 PM

Great Bend Rocks Band Camp

Local Students Ages 8-18

Regional Favorite, The David Holland Band

Genre: Rockin Country

TV and YouTube Sensation, Liliac

Genre: Rock / Heavy Metal

Regional Favorite, Ten Day Wish

Genre: Rock, Pop, and More

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

Genre: Rock, Blues, and Soft Rock

English Rock Band, Foghat

Genre: Hard Rock / Boogie Rock

  • Rock-N-Q on the Planes
    Epic live music, mouth watering barbecue, and WWII Americana! Happening October 18-20, 2019 in Great Bend, Kansas.


The weather forecast for Rock-N-Q on the Planes looks phenomenal, with a high of 80 degrees on Friday and a high of 71 on Saturday. Dress in layers, as the outdoor venue is subject to breezy conditions and will cool off significantly after dark. 

Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for the concert area, as seating is not provided.

Coolers are permitted in the parking / camping areas but not inside the concert venue. NO GLASS is permitted anywhere on the premises. Because we are holding the event at a historic WWII airfield and the S.R.C.A. historic dragstrip, we want to preserve this gem in our community for years to come. No open flames are permitted anywhere on the premises. 

If you do not plan to stay overnight in the RV camping area, please be sure to book lodging at one of the many friendly hotels and motels in the Great Bend area. Learn more on the Lodging page.




Great Bend Expo Complex

455 W. Barton Co. Rd

Great Bend, Kansas

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