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Music festival for BF relief efforts

The Black Rose Acoustic Society, in partnership with Tri-Lakes Cares and Wonderland Ranch, will host a daylong music festival Saturday, Aug. 24, to benefit Black Forest residents affected by the Black Forest fire.†The event, featuring 11 bands on two stages as well as food, beverages, and outdoor activities for all ages, will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wonderland Ranch, 8798 Hodgen Road, on the northwest corner of Vollmer and Hodgen roads in Black Forest.ìOne-hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to Black Forest residents impacted by the fire,î said Jeff Smith, Black Rose president. ìBlack Rose has been hosting concerts in the Black Forest since 1994. Our board of directors wants to do something to support the community that has supported us all these years.îBesides the bluegrass, folk, country and Americana music; the event includes childrenís activities, a petting zoo, food and beverages, volleyball, horseshoes and more.Gates open at 10 a.m., and the music starts at 11 a.m. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Children younger than age 12, firefighters and Black Forest residents who lost their homes will be admitted free. Tickets are available on the Black Rose Acoustic Society website at Parking is free. Smith encourages people to purchase advance tickets to streamline the entry process at the gate.

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