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15th annual Summer Solstice Festival to be held June 16, 17, 18

Published: June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

The 15th Annual Summer Solstice Festival at Sarah's Vineyard in Cuyahoga Falls will take place June 16 from 4-10:30 p.m.; June 17 from noon-10:30 p.m. and June 18 from noon-6 p.m. The festival is completely outdoors and runs rain or shine. Live music is performed under the covered patio and runs throughout the festival.

The event features a select handful of artisans that display their wares for sale the entire weekend. Artisans sell handmade pottery, jewelry, photography, garden art, clothing and textiles, Soy candles, and food/entertaining supplies.

The festival also features local food vendors including a new food vendor- Wholly Frijoles food truck which specializes in tacos. The full list of food vendors is: Beachcomber by Hudson's Restaurant which features some of Hudson's specialty items as well as the previously owned Beachcomber menu items; Beef & Barley Food Truck which will serve a risotto made with one of the Vineyard's wines; Boy Scout Troop 155 will be grilling hot dogs and providing hydrating refreshments; Heini's Homegrown Popcorn/Natural Cheese; Ms. Julie's Kitchen which will offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options; Vic's Kettle Korn; and Sarah's Vineyard's wood-fired pizzas in either cheese or pepperoni by the slice.

For music, there's one new band from Alaska that has been touring the country since 2007. The owners discovered the band while on vacation in Key West. They are called Redhead Express and the band is comprised of four redheaded sisters from Alaska. Check out their website at http://www.redheadexpress.com/. They are headlining the festival, which is in the outdoor Pavilion on June 17 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

In addition to the Redhead Express, the festival is welcoming back Chicago's own Biscuit Miller and the Mix. They are a blues group that combines funk and blues with a high energy show. They will be headlining on June 16 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. as well.l Opening up for them is local favorite, Alex Bevan from 4-7 p.m.

Also on the line up for this year is Brian Keith Wallen, a young blues musician from Indiana. He has played several shows here at the winery. The Alan Greene Band will also be playing the festival on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. which is another great local blues band.

On June 18, the festival will have Mo' Mojo, a local Zydeco band opening from noon to 2:45 p.m. And closing the festival will be Peninsula based Jam Bluegrass band, CrOoKeD.


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