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Lions Music Festival June 11
CENTREVILLE — Plans are underway for the 35th annual Lions Club Music Festival which has been held by the Centreville Lions Club as a fundraiser, to be on Saturday, June 11, at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park near Centreville.
The festival, a major fund-producer by the service club for its charity projects, is said to be the longest continuing festival of its type on the Eastern Shore.
The club, now into its 70th year of operation, hopes this year’s event will attract more families as the gate price has been reduced and there will be seven music groups, including for the first time, a family from Ridgely known as Silhouette Song. The day’s attractions will be set up on two stages and will run from 1 to 9 p.m., an hour earlier than previous years. Doors to the park will open at noon and admission will be just $5, reduced to attract more family members. Children under 10 are free.
Longtime general chairman Lion Twaun Oakes has lined up the following in order of their appearance: Silhouette Song, Go with the Flow, Autumn Haze, Jones Boys, Bird Dog and the Roads Kings, John VanDyke and Lee Priddy and Dell Foxx Company.
Bird Dog, a favorite of fans on the Eastern Shore, is the only group to have been on stage at the festival every year it has been held.
It is being planned to have music school students on the second stage.
Paul Reed Smith, the nationally known guitar firm on Kent Island, has donated a guitar every year to be raffled off by the Lions Club that will then be awarded at the end of the day.
Vendors wishing to set up at the park during the event may contact Lions Club President Brent Carroll at 410-758-2788.
Bird Dog and the Road Kings will perform at the Bay Music Festival at the 4-H Park in Centreville.