An iconic summer event, Community Arts Center’s annual Tie-Dye Music Festival is back for its sixth year on Saturday, July 14th from 2 – 7 p.m. on the side lawn of the CAC, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA. Connecting the community through music and art, this free, family event, sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, features live music all day long, tie-dye activities, vendors, raffles and food.
The musical lineup this summer features a diverse mix of regional bands that cover a variety of genres. Performances include traditional NOLA jazz, reggae, ska, jazz standards and blues by Gumbo Social Club, alternative and pop by Out of Order, powerful acoustic songs by solo guitarist and vocalist Fuddy, acoustic bluegrass, country, jazz and blues by The Minor Adjustments and an eclectic blend of zydeco, reggae, polka and beyond by The Lost Northern Tribe.
Great music is just one part of the festival though! During the musical performances, attendees can take part in the creative and colorful process of tie-dying. Event t-shirts will be available for $10 and guests can tie-dye them at no additional charge. People may also bring up to 2 items of their own to tie-dye for a $5 charge. CAC staff and expert tie-dye artist Bob Deane will be on hand to help participants with the tie-dye process and with achieving the desired design and color of their finished products.
In addition to the music and tie-dying activities, the festival will have food available for purchase including 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.
Guests can pay for a chance to win raffle prizes like a print of George Rothacker’s remake of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s cover, a CAC tie-dye party, tie-dyed beach towels by Bob Deane, an electric guitar valued at $250 or a Vinyl Revival gift certificate, too!
CAC Executive Director, Paul Downie said, “The Tie-Dye Music Festival is the perfect place to celebrate the sun and fun of summer. Admission is free and guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages, so we invite everyone to come out and enjoy music and art with fellow community members.”
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. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets if outside. If inside, chairs will be provided. No pets or alcoholic beverages please.