Music Fest promises afternoon fun in the park

Enjoy an afternoon of music under the trees at picturesque Dos Picos Park in Ramona from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Music from bluegrass and country to rock and barberbshop will fill the air, classic and tricked cars will be on display, and a wine and beer garden will feature Salerno Winery wine Stone Brewery beer ranging from pale to arrogant. There will be games, auctions and a variety of food available.

The second annual Ramona Music Fest is a joint fundraiser for community projects and scholarships hosted by the Ramona Rotary and Ramona Kiwanis clubs.The event takes place at the Dos Picos Park bandstand, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road, and iinformation is available on the RamonaMusicFest.org Web site.

Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for those 7 to 16 and free for children 6 and younger and includes the music, car show and games. Food, beer and wine will be offered for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis and Rotary community projects and scholarships.

Sponsors for this event include Daniel’s Liquor and Daniel’s West, Ramona’s Plumber, Stone Brewery, Freeman’s Construction, Anytime Towing, Cableconn, Soft Sculptured Dolls, Carlson Solar and Walker Communications & Media Services. To become a sponsor, visit the Web site or call Julie Walker at 591-9650. Sponsors of $250 and more will receive tickets to the event, and all sponsors will be recognized at the event, are welcome to hang a banner at the event and will be listed on the website with links to their websites.

Onstage entertainment will incude Sara Petite, Earl Flores and The Full Circle Band. Entertainers also will wander through the park, including Friends In A Chord, a professional barbershop quartet. Singer Sara Petite has strong roots in classic country, rock and bluegrass; Earl Flores combines traditional country music with cowboy and Tex-Mex styles; and The Full Circle Band mixes blues with aggressive rock.

Many enticing items will go up for auction, including autographed pictures of the three stars of “Pirates of the Caribbean” (Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom), an autographed Jonas Brothers CD collage, Tahitian black pearl necklace and earrings, a Chargers football autographed by wide receiver Vincent Jackson, a year’s subscription to Netflix, a handmade music-theme throw quilt, a flight in a World War II Stearman biplane and golfer’s packages,  Visit ramonamusicfest.org for a full list of auction items. To donate an auction item, visit the website or call Lori Woosley at the Boys & Girls Club of Ramona, 789-8203.

A reverse raffle will be held during the event, with the final ticket drawn winning $1,000. There will be intermediate prizes of $250 and $500. Only 300 tickets will be available, at $25 each until they have sold out. Tickets can be obtained from Rotary and Kiwanis club members or call Bob Vaughn at 789-6858.

Concert-goers are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks into the park. However, a variety of tempting food items will be available for sale, including tri-tip sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and side dishes such as potato salad, beans and chips, as well as soft drinks and water-provided by Hunter Steakhouse.

Tickets are available from Ramona Kiwanis and Rotary members, via Paypal on the Web site and at Ramona locations: Ramona Chamber of Commerce, 960 Main St.; Ramona Music Center, 1045 Main St.; Cheers, 2475 Main St.; Java Hut, 23680 San Vicente Road; and in Poway at Ozzie’s Music, 12222 Poway Road, #25. Tickets will be sold at the gate until they run out.

For more information, visit www.RamonaMusicFest.org or call event chairman Greg Chick at 788-2889

   
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