Harmon Field Music Festival returns April 25

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photo submitted by David Widdicombe.

Photo submitted by David Widdicombe.

The Harmon Field Music Festival returns Saturday, April 25 from 12-9 p.m. There will be seven local and regional live bands performing in a variety of musical genres. There will be a kid’s village with a bouncy house, a slide and face painting, as well as a bonfire. The popular Mobile Global Bistro food truck will be on hand along with many other food and beverage vendors. Local artists and crafters will be displaying their creations.

Last year’s inaugural festival was well attended, and this year’s music lineup is sure to bring in the crowds as well. Larry Hoskins kicks off the event at noon with a solo tribute to John Lennon. Next up is the Diamond Bullet band from Columbus, followed by the Greenville Rockabilly band, Honey and the Hotrods. Zydeco band Bayou Diesel will join us from Asheville, and then the Secret Band from Spartanburg. The Americana group, Deadfields, are coming from Atlanta, and finally, local Tryon band, 176, will rock the stage and wrap up the evening. 176 will be celebrating the release of their second album, “How High?”

Nestled in the beauty of the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harmon Field in Tryon has been a gathering place for people of all ages for decades, providing sporting areas, playgrounds, equestrian events, camping, walking paths and cabins for events. This event is a fundraiser sponsored by Fans of Harmon Field, Inc., a new non-profit developed solely to benefit Harmon Field. Their goal is to help keep it beautiful with maintenance and improvements for future generations.

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Among the sponsors for this event are Bright’s Creek, New View Realty, Henson’s Mulch and More, ReMax, Sly Fox Boutique, Sierra Nevada and Whitewater. If you would like to help sponsor this event or be a vendor, contact Dennis Nagle at 828-817-2774 or email dna922@windstream.net.

Tickets are available at the gate or purchase them in advance at Skyuka Fine Art, McGourty’s Pub, Trade Street Coffee Shop, LaBoutielle, Henson’s Building Materials, the Polk County Rec Center, and Harmon Field’s maintenance shed (look for Dennis or Travis). No coolers or backpacks please.

Visit Harmon Field Music Festival on Facebook for more information or call 828-817-2774.

–       Submitted by Rich Nelson