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Rock the Park is ready for fifth music festival in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 June 2018 at 10:39 am

Photos by Tom Rivers: Organizers of Rock the Park 5 promoted the Aug. 4 event during the Strawberry Festival Parade on June 9. Ron Alberton, right, is president of the Albion Lions Club, which helps to organize Rock the Park. Dylan DeSmit, front, and Zack Burgess also help help plan Rock the Park and are members of the band, Zero, which will be performing on Aug. 4.

ALBION – Organizers are looking forward to Rock the Park 5 on Aug. 4, when five bands, including headline 7th Heaven, play at Bullard Park.

The event, in its fifth year, has been expanded to include acoustic acts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bands follow from 3 to 10p.m. The music festival opens at 9 a.m. with craft and artisan vendors. There will also be food vendors.

The Albion Lions Club is the leader in organizing the festival, with proceeds going to Bullard Park, specifically to put sides on an amphitheater that is headed to the park.

Organizers expect 500 to 1,000 people for the concerts.

The lineup of acoustic acts includes Dylan DeSmit, PD3, Lonesome Road, Burial Harbor, Chris Moore, Joel Russlett, Jon Strobele and Al Capurso.

The bands performing on Aug. 4 include Rock Soulgers, Zero, Shotgun Pauly and Eagle Creek with 7th Heaven taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Alex DeSmit, a drummer for the band Delano Steele, pounds the skins during the Strawberry Festival Parade.

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