Grammy Award Winner Sally Van Meter headlines 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival

Come for the run and stay for the run all day at the 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival on Saturday, August 18
 
Aug. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- ELIZABETH, Colo. -- Enjoy a music and art festival “By the Community, For the Community” in Elizabeth on Saturday. Start off with a 5K fun run (or walk) followed by breakfast on the library grounds beginning at 7am followed by the festival running from 10am to 10pm. The Friends of the Elizabeth Library are holding their annual book sale during the festival and the Elbert County Libraries Foundation offers guided tours of the library including an overview of planned expansion into a great modern facility.

The Run. End your week with a 5K Fun Run (or walk) that has great views of the Front Range and supports libraries at the same time. Be in Elizabeth on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The run starts (and ends) at the Wildpointe Reserve (www.wildpointereserve.com) information office at 8am. Entries also accepted on the run day at the starting point. Breakfast is available after the run at the Elizabeth library grounds from 7 to 10am. For more info about the Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival Fun Run visit http://elizabeth5k.sites.runsignup.com.

The Fun.  Headlining the 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival (http://elizabethfestival.com)  is Grammy Award winner Sally Van Meter playing with the Black Dog Band. She is the only female to win a Grammy for playing an instrument. A modern style resophonic guitar and lap steel player, Van Meter plays Scheerhorn resophonic guitars. Now living in Boulder, she is known for her tone and clean playing and is considered one of the leading “dobro” players in the contemporary bluegrass scene.

The Festival takes place from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012, on the grounds of the Elizabeth library at 651 West Beverley Street (between Safeway and Big R) in Elizabeth.  It includes food, crafts and art vendors, free pony rides for the kids and exhibits as well as a beergarden.

Entertainment. The music offering is outstanding (See the list with more information on the Web at www.reverbnation.com/show/6847199) . Performing are:

- Elizabeth's own TJ Hallett

- The Elizabeth High School Jazz Band

- Fantastic blues from Castle Rock's Front Street Blues Band (www.frontstreetbluesband.com)

- Blues from MojoVille of Denver

- Outlaw Country/Americana from The Longest Day of the Year

- Dixie LeadFoot her Rock-A-Billy Sounds

- Alternative Country from the J Miller Band

- Bluegrass from Hoot & Ruger

- The Legendary Chuck Pyle

- Alternative Rock from Jaded Traveler

- Black Dog Band with Grammy Award winner Sally Van Meter

About the Elbert County Libraries Foundation (ECLF): ECLF is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to the libraries of the Elbert County Library District (www.ElbertCountyLibrary.org). The foundation believes that libraries are an important and needed asset of vibrant communities. The resources provided by the foundation to the libraries are above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the library district. On the Web: http://www.ECLF.us. For more information contact board member Fred Beisser at 303 841-0942.

About the Festival. The 1st Annual Elizabeth Community Music & Art Festival, “By the Community, For the Community,” engenders a cooperative spirit in the communities in Elbert County for a day of impressive music and art instilling a feeling of unity. On the Web at www.elizabethfestival.com  Organizer is Mike Anthony at 303-886-9392.

About the Elbert County Library District. Formed in 2000, the Elbert County Library District supports literacy, lifelong learning, and leisure pursuits, transforming lives and building community throughout the county. On the Web: www.ElbertCountyLibrary.org. Executive director is Ms. Kari May at 303 646-3792.
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