PALATKA – The Acoustic Circle is hosting the first Riverfront Folk-N-Blues Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the riverfront on the St. Johns from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A day of music and family fun is planned for this free event, which is open to the public.
There will be three acoustic stage areas with local Acoustic Circle members performing. Revitalize Historic Palatka, The Arts Council of Greater Palatka, and The Acoustic Circle are sponsors, and partners include the Palatka Police and the Fall Youth Festival.
Headliners for the Folk-N-Blues will be “Bear & Robert” who will take Center Stage at 3 p.m. followed by the Acoustic Orchestra” and the Palatka Drum Circle.” Performers include Katie Anne, Larry Davis, Rick Hahn, The Chuck Hardwicke Band, Snow Day, Folk U and the Horse You Rode In On, Brett Cammack, Nicole Wagner, Harri Buffalo, Amy Webster, Lee Kelly, Stephen the Cello Man, Sandbar Bill Chambliss, Ranger Donnie Maine, Denny Blue, The Cat 5 Band and Sweet William.
The Palatka Police Fall Youth Festival partners will have bounce houses, Police Athletic League games, events and free hot dogs to kids 14 and under until 2 p.m. The St. Johns River State College, the Health Department, Lee Conlee House and the Police Athletic League will have information booths. A BBQ Cook-off and the Bat Mobile. A 5K Walk/Run to benefit Breast Cancer kicks off at 10 a.m. The Acoustic Circle is inviting local Crafters to the riverfront. The “This & That Food Truck” will be vending too!
There will be an after party at 7 p.m. at Uncork and Unwind featuring an encore performance of Bear & Robert. For more information contact Billy, 386-538-9852
Proceeds from the event will support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness . A begins at 10 a.m. Breast Cancer Walk and end at 2 p.m. with lots of fun and food in between. The event will provide lots of entertainment and numerous activities geared towards adults and children alike.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, local organizations join together to promote greater public awareness about domestic violence. This month provides an excellent opportunity for the Palatka Police Department to demonstrate its support in ending domestic violence and show support to the numerous victims who are among us. Moreover, it is a wonderful opportunity to educate the public on the seriousness of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in our lives. We ask you to consider supporting the community during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by joining the Palatka Police Department during the Fall Festival, which is geared towards bringing awareness to domestic violence in our community Join us and help us make our message loud and clear!
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Palatka PAL Mentoring Program will coordinate games and prizes on behalf of the Breast Cancer Walk,