The Woodwind and Brasswind Hosts Free Entertainment at Summer Fest and Offers Blowout Prices on Music Gear

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Summer Fest and Tent Sale Features Activities, Clinics, Live Music, Contests, and Prizes

To spice things up, WRBR disc jockey, Tommy Carroll, will broadcast his radio program live from the Summer Fest on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Fans of rock, blues, and other popular music will get a free sampling of South Bend, Indiana musical talent, when ten popular groups perform on Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9, at The Woodwind and Brasswind. This family-oriented musical entertainment is part of The Woodwind and Brasswind's three-day Summer Fest. Festivities will begin at noon on Friday, August 8 with a performance by JJ and the Rockers, the Grondin Quintet, Dave's Mighty Harp, and the Van Dyke Review.

"To spice things up, WRBR disc jockey, Tommy Carroll, will broadcast his radio program live from the Summer Fest on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.," notes Gene Semmelhack, Director of Marketing for Woodwind and Brasswind. He adds, "Closing out Friday's live entertainment at 6 p.m. will be Rhythm Works, a globally influenced drumming and original percussion fusion ensemble."

On Saturday, the Summer Fest begins at 9 a.m. with a live broadcast by WAOR disc jockey, Mike Ragz. At noon, the stage will be turned over to Jake, the Rock Kid, from WAOR's School of Rock Club. Other groups slated to perform at The Woodwind and Brasswind on Saturday are: Ceiling Star (1:30 p.m.); The Giden Brothers (3 p.m.); The Funky Blues Institution (4:30 p.m.); and Unwritten (6 p.m.).

"In addition to the live entertainment, we will also be holding Fastest Drummer, Guitar Hero Rock Band, and Karaoke competitions, with prizes for the winners. Throughout the day door prizes will also be awarded, and food and drinks will be available for purchase," noted Semmelhack. While the outdoor events are taking place, there will be in-store product demonstrations and clinics, including a performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday by Gibson Guitar clinician, John Corabi. Weekend activities continue on Sunday, August 10, with a Battle of the Bands contest between noon and 6 p.m., featuring six popular area bands competing for $3,000 in prizes.

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About Woodwind and Brasswind: Woodwind and Brasswind is celebrating 30 years in business with a series of free musical performances by local and nationally known entertainers. The firm has grown to become one of the world's largest direct marketers of musical instruments with a retail store located at 4004 Technology Drive, west of the US 31 Bypass off Cleveland Road. Complete details on these and future events can be found by visiting The Woodwind and Brasswind Website

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