Connecting the community through music and art, Community Arts Center’s annual Tie-Dye Music Festival will take place rain or shine on Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 7 p.m. The free family event, presented by Ginger March and J. Rossi, and sponsored by The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, features music all day, tie-dye activities, vendors, raffles and food on the side lawn of CAC at 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford.
In its seventh year, the Tie-Dye Music Festival will feature a diverse mix of regional bands: cosmic folk stylings by jam band Darlingtyn, Americana rock by Out of Order, smooth soul songs by Brian Kors, alternative Americana by Sweet 66 and eclectic blues and old time music from The Obsoleets.
In addition to entertaining attendees with great music, the festival provides an opportunity for Festival-goers can try their hands at the creative and colorful process of tie-dying, guided by CAC staff and expert tie-dye artist Graham Brewer. Event t-shirts are available for $10 (no charge to tie-dye them), and you may also bring one or two items to tie-dye for a $5 charge.
CAC Executive Director Paul Downie said, “At CAC, we want to make art accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The Tie-Dye Music Festival is the perfect place for people with no prior art experience to experiment with turning fabric into wearable art while enjoying live music and connecting with neighbors.”
Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, drinks, and water ice served by CAC volunteers and homemade pizza made in the CAC’s cob oven by CAC exclusive caterer Jeffrey Miller Catering will be available for purchase during the event.
The Tie-Dye Music Festival is a rain or shine event, held on the side lawn of the Arts Center or inside the Duke Gallery in the case of extreme weather. Admission is free and guests are welcome to bring their own food. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets if outside. If inside, chairs will be provided. Leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. More info is at 610-566-1713 and www.communityartscenter.org.