Tunes in the Afternoon at CAC’s Tie-Dye Music Fest Next Saturday

Children and adults can enjoy tie-dying activities and live music by Animus (pictured) and others at Community Arts Center’s annual Tie-Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 16.

Children and adults can enjoy tie-dying activities and live music by Animus (pictured) and others at Community Arts Center’s annual Tie-Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 16.

A celebration of midsummer comes to Wallingford on Saturday, July 16, with the fourth annual Tie-Dye Music Festival at the Community Arts Center.

Find your groove with music starting at 2 p.m. and continuing though 7 p.m. Performing on the side lawn (or inside the Duke Gallery, if it rains) will be Animus playing world fusion music; folk-rock from Beaufort and Out Of Order; acoustic folk and old-time music from Matt Wenger; and Light Rail with improvisational rock.

Activities and fun abound across the CAC campus during the family-oriented festival. Buy a festival T-shirt ($10) and tie-dye it yourself, or bring one or two garments of your own to tie-dye ($5).

Expert tyer and dyer Bob Deane and other CAC staff will help you learn the process so you can get the free-form look you love. Vendors will be selling all manner of goods, including food and drink. You may also bring your own picnic and nonalcoholic drinks, if you wish, and you should plan to bring chairs and/or blankets … but not dogs, please.

Admission to the Tie-Dye Music Festival is free, thanks to the sponsorship of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. The event will be held rain or shine at CAC, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.

For more info, call (610) 566-1713 or visit communityartscenter.org.

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