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Sounds Of Solstice 2015

OAKHURST – Lovers of music take note, the local music festival Sounds of Solstice is happening for a second summer, and this time the date is set for Saturday, June 20, from 2 p.m. til dark.

The fest takes place at Oakhurst Community Park with a host of bands and vendors, a kids’ play area, and locally made treats including food, wine, and beer.

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Kids 12U are free.

Buy tickets, add friends, have fun.

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“All of the details and band lineup can be found at soundsofsolstice.com,” says organizer and Oakhurst’s own Honorary Mathew Sands. “We are happy that SierraTel is once again our primary event sponsor for the second year of this festival. We will have fun activities for all ages.

Sounds of Solstice poster 2015

Proceeds from Sounds of Solstice benefit the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC).

“This year we plan to raise at least $5k for the Club at this festival, with sponsorship money, ticket sales, vendor fees, merchandise and alcohol sales at the event.”

Planning and organizing the day-long, multi-act concert is sweeter the second time around, says Sands. The stage is set up surrounded by shade tents, lawn chairs, friends, and families.

The audience is encouraged to bring whatever they would normally take to the park, except food and beverages which must be purchased on site. Blankets, umbrellas, regular park toys for kids, and more play gear are perfectly acceptable as listeners make themselves comfortable for a great day of music.

SOS 2015 wide shot courtesy of Rikki AlleyI started this music festival last year and am excited to continue and to make this year’s festival even better. We have a great lineup of bands and we’re happy to have Idle Hour Winery and South Gate Brewery as sponsors again so that we can offer local wine and local beer at this event.”

Oakhurst Online is one of the event sponsors, as well, also providing no-charge web service for the Boys & Girls Club in Oakhurst courtesy of Sands. More information about bands and schedule are available online along with discount tickets while they last.

“It is a tax deductible expense since it supports our local Boys & Girls Club,” reminds Sands, “and they make great gifts for friends and family.”

Photos by Rikki Alley


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