Foscoe Ruritan Club to Host Homegrown Music Festival at Grandfather Park on August 15

Published Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:20 am

The Foscoe Ruritan Club announces today the major fund raiser for the year will be a summer music festival to take place on August 15, 2015 at the Foscoe- Grandfather Community Park. The “Homegrown Music Festival” will be a one day event set to showcase some of the areas talented musicians and musical groups. The purpose of the event will be to generate funds for the coming year’s Ruritan projects. In past years the club has held a “Fun Day” with live auctions, silent auctions, and a raffle to fund projects. This year will be the club’s first effort promoting a music festival. As always, one –hundred percent of the proceeds will go back into the quaint community.

Foscoe Ruritan Club was formed by an enthusiastic group of civic minded residents who felt the need to help their community. The past fund raising efforts have provided scholarships, help with medical costs, and holiday ham and turkey “dinner boxes” for families in need. The club has also supplied oil and wood for the cold mountain winters for those in need of some assistance. The club has also donated funds to local schools and organizations to help cover some expenses.

The lineup for this event will include some gifted local talents. Performing will be: The Johnson Family from Foscoe, Bethel Road, Adam Church, The Junaluska Gospel Choir, Cane Mill Road, fresh off their performances in South America, Amantha Mill, and longtime local favorites, Blue Country. This lineup will offer something for everyone’s musical pleasure, from gospel and contemporary Christian, to country and bluegrass.

The gates will open at 11 a.m., with the music starting at noon. Admission prices are for adults, $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show. Children 12 and under will be $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. Children 5 and under are free with a ticketed adult.

To get there, traveling south on 105 toward Banner Elk, Through Foscoe and turn left just past Skybest into the Grandfather Campground entrance and bear left after crossing the bridge. Coming north on 105 towards Boone, the entrance will be on your right past French –Swiss Ski Shop. The Club would certainly appreciate the support from the area, and would like to thank their outstanding sponsors.

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