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Purcellville Blog: Music and Arts Festival May 20

Purcellville’s 4th Annual Music and Arts Festival – one of the town’s signature free events – will be held May 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fireman’s Field.

The event features live music on four stages, with The Paul Reed Smith Band as the headliner act this year performing at 6 p.m. on the main stage.

“We are ecstatic to have the legendary Paul Reed Smith Band perform at this year’s festival,” said event organizer Hibah Salah.

Additional performers on the main stage include Colin Thompson, Harry Jay Smith and The Bling, and the Franklin Park Big Band.

“This year, we are gearing up for a spectacular day,” said Salah. “Last year’s rain did not stop the show from going on. Many attendees cozied up inside Bush Tabernacle where they enjoyed crafts, food, wine, and beer vendors, while enjoying a fusion of art and music.”

There will be several new additions to the program, including a kids banner design contest sponsored by the Purcellville Arts Council. Kids are encouraged to draw what their summer in Purcellville looks like. The top 20 selections will be exhibited on street lamps on 21st Street.

Salah said there will also be “Critters and Conservation,” presenting a half-hour show with birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates. They will host a booth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing interactive time with the animals.

Visitors can check out the historic trolley tour sponsored by the Purcellville Business Association and family fun programs at the library throughout the day. The trolley will depart from Bush Tabernacle every thirty minutes throughout the day, with five designated stops through town.

Artisan-crafted jewelry, hand-carved wooden items, glass art, sterling silver works, and fine art will be available for purchase. The art show, with 20 local artists exhibiting their work, will be showcased in Bush Tabernacle.

In addition, there will be art demonstrations, community art projects, information on local organizations, and a charity bake sale.

Food vendors include Smokin' Willy, Petite Loulou Creperie, Norton's Italian Ice and many others.

Additional information can be found at purcellvillemusicandartsfestival.com.

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