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Heavy Rebel Weekender comes to Winston-Salem

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Because of the musical talent and free-flowing spirit, it’s not unusual to see off-the-cuff concerts outside the event, such as this impromptu jam session along Fifth Street. (Credit: The Winston-Salem Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Heavy Rebel Weekender comes to Winston-Salem this weekend, a rock and roll/rockabilly event with live music, tattoo artists, vendors, a car show, burnout contests and tattoo contests.

The event started in 2001 when David Quick and Mike Martin decided they could create a large music show in Winston-Salem.

A Krispy Kreme doughnut eating contest and a Pabst Blue Ribbon drinking contest is also planned for 2 p.m. Sunday.

The 2013 Heavy Rebel Weekender will be held in and around the Millennium Center until Sunday. For more on the bands, vendors, activities, entertainment, car show, or tickets, go to For a listing of events, click here.