Musicians and community are ready to rock Bullard Park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 July 2015 at 12:00 am

50 vendors are also selling food, crafts and merchandise

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Gregg Albertson kicks off the “Rock the Park” music festival at Bullard Park today. Albertson, a solo musician, sings “Billie Jean.”

Albertson performed under the main pavilion at the park on Route 31 from 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Albertson and the other musicians are all performing for free today, hoping to draw a crowd and donations to upgrade Bullard with new playground equipment. The village is also seeking a grant for a spray park and other amenities for Bullard.

The lineup of musicians today includes:

Delano Steele, noon to 12:50 p.m.
Fuze, 1:05 to 1:55 p.m.
DriVen, 2:10 to 3 p.m.
Break with beer tent setup from 3 to 4 p.m.
Whiskey Rebellion, 4 to 5 p.m.
Bobby Skrzypek and the Pedestrians, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Flipside, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Justin Crossett Band, 7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Zero, 9:30 to 11 p.m.

There are about vendors at the park selling merchandise, food and produce. There are also two bounce houses.

Ron Albertson wears a Rock the Park 2 shirt for today’s event. Albertson helped organize the event, along with other members of the Albion Lions Club and Bullard Park supporters.

Sarah Brigham, left, has plenty of baked goods and sweets available. She is the owner of S-n-L Sweet Escapes in Albion. Lisa Stratton (right), owner of the Hazy Jade Gift Shop, also has merchandise for sale at Bullard Park today.

Danielle Schmidt, left, is pictured with a llama and Alexis Bentley holds an alpacca. WARM-B Acres in Albion also brought along a miniature donkey and goats for kids to see.

John Keding works the grill for the Albion Lions Club.