Celebrate the 2016 Rockwell Park Summer Festival, August 20th
Multiple bands, crafts, food, Kid Zone, artists and competitions
BRISTOL, Conn., August 1, 2016 â€” Bristolâ€™s West End Association is hosting its fifth-annual summer festival at Rockwell Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The free festival â€“ which attracted close to 10,000 visitors last year â€“ showcases and celebrates Bristolâ€™s West End community, its merchants and residents. It offers a wide variety of music and dance performances, crafts, food, a skateboard tournament and a pie-eating contest sponsored by Harvest Bakery. Additionally, there will be a multitude of kidsâ€™ activities, including an expanded â€œKidâ€™s Zoneâ€ sponsored by Liberty Bank and presented by Imagine Nation Museum, with support from Bristol Baptist Church and the local NAACP chapter. Admission and parking are free, and shuttle buses running from Oâ€™Connell School to the Park also are free.
Held throughout Rockwell Park from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the Festival features many local restaurants and food vendors, crafts and local organizations. There also will be a Classic Car Show presented by Bristol Auto Club, and a wide variety of musical acts certain to appeal to listeners of all ages and interests. Musicians will perform acoustically at the Park gazebo, and the main stage will feature well-known local and regional artists. Styles will include alternative and country, blues, folk, indie rock and local dance troupes.
Musical artists include Cartwheel, the Bristol Baptist Church Choir, Wolf Tone, Get Up and Dance, Unfinished Business, Orders, the Cambodian Society Dancers, Woof, Jason Gerrish, GypsyJo, Brenda Krosnicki, the NAACP Chorus, Will Cardona, and young Phenom G Rockwell and the Still River Ramblers, a 14-year-old guitar and banjo player with a style fusing bluegrass and rock who also performed at last summerâ€™s festival.
A drawing will be held on the day of the Festival for five pairs of Lake Quassy Amusement Park day passes donated by Bargain Book. Raffle entries are free, but can only be completed and submitted at Rockwell Park on August 20th. Winners donâ€™t have to be present for the drawing, held late in the day.
Bristolâ€™s Rock Mix â€“ The BEAT will be at this event all day!
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