Virginia-based kids’ music sensation Rocknoceros will be rocking Prince George’s Stadium before the Baysox game on Saturday afternoon as part of the pre-game festivities. We can’t wait for a fabulous show! Want tix? You can get them for just $10/seat online (includes the concert, Baysox game AND post-game fireworks) or $15 at the door. The concert starts at 4:15 PM and the gates open at 4:00. Visit the Baysox site for more info!

Not familiar with Rocknoceros? You should be. We had a chance to interview Coach, Boogie and Willie about how they got started, what to expect at Saturday’s concert and what makes them well, not the Wiggles.

Tell us how you all got together and started in 2005?

Coach says: We’ve known each other for many years, having gone to elementary, middle, high school and college together. Boogie and Willie have been playing in bands together since the mid-1980s. We started after I took my kids to see a local performer. I deduced during the show that, with the help of my close friends, I could put together a show for kids and families that would be fun for all.

We can’t wait to hear you all live before the Baysox game on August 13th. What can we — and other Rocknoceros newbie fans — expect at a live concert?

Willie says: Folks who are new to our show can expect to hear catchy songs covering a wide range of musical styles, and our lead singer often joins the audience to share in the fun.

What inspires your music?

Willie says: Our music is inspired by many things. Everyday activities. History. Places far from home, both real and imagined. Other music we like.

Can you share a typical ‘day in the life’ of Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie?

Boogie Woogie Bennie says: A typical day for Boogie Bennie includes cereal, practicing, performing, exercising, and relaxing, typically in that order.

If there was a movie made about your group, what would be the title track?

Boogie Woogie Bennie says: If somebody made a movie about Rocknoceros, I guess the Rocknoceros “Theme” would be a likely choice for the title track. It introduces who we are and what we do in a brief, toe-tapping three minutes. It does such a good job, they might not even bother completing the movie after the title track rolls.

We asked our neighbor (a true connoisseur of music for the pint sized crowd, she’s 5) what she would like to know about you guys. Her question: What’s your favorite food?

Coach says: Apples and Peanut Butter.

If you had a day off in the Baltimore area, where would you go and what would you do?

Boogie Woogie Bennie says: If I had the day off in Baltimore, I would comb the thrift stores of Hampden for used record albums. {{Woot! Hampden shout out!}}

Fast forward five years from now: what are you guys doing?

Willie says: Five years from now, we are halfway done recording our Fifty States Project!

What’s the BEST thing you’ve ever heard anyone say about Rocknoceros?

Coach says: “You’re nothing like the Wiggles!”

Check out Rocknoceros online (they’ve got a great podcast series and lots of upcoming drive-able concerts) or on facebook!