Don’t Miss This Tie Dye Music Festival

Photo courtesy of Community Arts Center.

The free socially-distanced event will take place at the Community Arts Center this August.

Now in its eighth year, Community Arts Center’s Tie Dye Music Festival returns to Wallingford this month. The annual summer event, which features a lineup of great music, is moving forward and adapting for the pandemic. Taking place Aug. 29 from 5-8 p.m., attendees can expect the same fun atmosphere, with a few changes.

“We are excited to hold the festival this year in a way that is safe for people to enjoy time at the arts center,” says CAC executive director Paul Downie, who will also perform during the show. “Live music is an essential healing force in these challenging times and we love to welcome the community to share time together enjoying music on the CAC grounds surrounded by gardens and creative energy.”

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In accordance with state guidelines, attendees must wear face masks and lawn seating will be spaced a minimum of six feet apart. Attendance will also be capped at 200. Beach umbrellas and blankets are welcome for families to spread out on the lawn while enjoying live performances from acoustic blues crooner, Norman Taylor, jazz band Gumbo Nouveau, and folk-rockers Out of Order.

While a staple of the festival, tie-dying T-shirts, won’t take place on the grounds, attendees can grab a pack to do at home. Tickets to the festival are free, but advanced reservations are required.

414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, (610) 566-1713.

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