The 35th annual Arcadia Bluegrass Festival will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 at the carnival grounds.
The three-day event will feature music by bands such as Hickory Hill, The Martin Bros., Iron Ridge, Remington Ryde, Bluegrass Brothers, California Ramblers, and Danny Paisley, to name a few.
Advance tickets will be sold through Sept. 16; and admission prices vary depending on what days you want to attend. Camping sites, some with electric, are available as well for an extra fee. Food will be available for purchase including breakfast items.
Pets, on a leash, are allowed; and you can bring your own lawn chairs. Vendors, authorized, will be on site as well.
All proceeds benefit the Arcadia Bluegrass Festival. The event will be held at 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco. For information and prices, you can call Linda Hale at 443-340-5459 or Bill Hale, at 443-277-7528, or visit www.thebluegrassconnection.com/arcadia.
Vigil to be held
The Hampstead American Legion Post 200 is hosting a Candlelight Vigil in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
The vigil will remember those who fate is unknown, listed as prisoners of war or missing in action. This is the seventh year for the event; and will be held in the pavilion, which is dedicated to this country’s POWs and MIAs.
The ceremony is free and open to the public, and will have members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and the Legion Riders participating.
The presentation of the colors, followed by a “table ceremony,” where a table will be set for one with items that symbolize members of our armed forces are missing from ranks; and as each item is set upon the table, someone will be explain its meaning.
Candles will be handed out to everyone and lit; and a bell rung as the intentions are read. The evening will conclude with the retiring of the colors, a closing prayer, singing of “Amazing Grace,” and the playing of “TAPS.”