The whimsically named WoodsStock Music and Arts Festival will take place on Saturday at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore. Organizers hope to capture the spirit of the famous festival of 1969 at this event, with eight bands on two stages, food courts by Rosie’s Italian Grille and Rosie’s Rolling Chef, a vintage car show, and a juried fine arts show. More than 60 artists, some from as far away as Florida, will display their work.
The music begins at 10 a.m. with Kerry Patrick Clark. At 11:45 a.m., Twisted Strands takes the stage to perform Celtic music, followed by the Skip Turner Band playing jazz. Corduroy Road plays at 3 p.m. and at 5:15 p.m., the Bourbon Street Band will play rock, rhythm, and blues from the original Woodstock. Musical headliner the Wheeler Brothers Band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., to perform a fusion of indie rock guitar and Americana folk. At 9 p.m., Mikey Blue Barone will play the blues with his guitar and harmonica, followed by Phil Barone and the Cruisers, who will play tributes to Joe Cocker and Jim Morrison at 9:45 p.m. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to midnight.
General admission tickets are $25 in advance. VIP tickets, for $45, admit the holder to a special area with a bistro bar and include two drinks. Both kinds of tickets can be purchased at woodsstock. org. The price is $5 more at the gate. Proceeds will go to Schedel’s educational and children’s programs. Parking is at Woodmore High School, with a free shuttle running every 10 minutes. The garden and arboretum is near Ohio Turnpike exit 81. The gardens are at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. Information: woodsstock. org and 419-862-3182.
Downtown Carey, Ohio, will transform into Carey Fest 2014 Friday and Saturday, with a special homecoming event tonight at Waterworks Park. Highlights include a 5k run/walk, a 3-on-3 basketbal l tournament, crowning of the 2014 Carey Fest queen, lots of music, and more . On Friday, rock and roll group Midnight Special, with special guest Radioflyer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the beer garden. Admission to the show is $10 and $15 on Saturday, when singer/ songwriter Eric Pasley, with special guest the Eric Sowers Band, performs. The annual homecoming parade will be at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Carey Fest runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Today’s show starts at 5 p.m. and includes the Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, demonstrations, rides, and music. Festival admission is free. Information: careyfest.com.