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Call for volunteers – Oct. 14 multicultural B.R.E.A.D! festival in Dublin

Oct. 14, 2018, Coffman Park, Dublin

DUBLIN, Ohio — (Aug. 20, 2018) Dublin Arts Council is seeking event volunteers for the third multicultural B.R.E.A.D! Festival of arts and community in Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 12 to 9 p.m. Activities will include community booths, traditional music and dance, hands-on artmaking, international cuisine, bread vendors, food trucks, a fair trade global marketplace and more.

Event volunteers are needed in varying shifts from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. to greet guests, assist with artmaking, sell beverages, serve in information, community or marketplace booths, and assist with logistics and recycling. An interactive volunteer registration portal can be found at www.dublinarts.org/BREADvolunteer. More than 100 positions are available for individuals ages 16 and older. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and will have insider access to this exciting cultural event.

The B.R.E.A.D! Festival is free of charge and is being developed by a diverse group of community members to preserve cultural authenticity. The festival is designed to provide education and promote tolerance in the extended community through shared social and cultural experiences. Festival activities embrace the B.R.E.A.D. acronym: Bake, Reconnect, Educate, make Art & celebrate Diversity.

Additional information and updates about community booths, global marketplace vendors, food trucks and featured artists can be found at www.dublinarts.org/BREAD.

The festival is also registered as a Disney Points of Light “All for Good” event at https://www.allforgood.org/projects/qJL939kB.

Festival support

The 2018 B.R.E.A.D! Festival is presented with generous support from City of Dublin, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sonesta ES Suites, CityScene Media Group, Puffin Foundation West, Hidaka USA, CASTO, Dublin Community Foundation, MCZ Consulting, Gwen and Tom Weihe, Haydocy Airstream & RV, JASStek and PNC.

About Dublin Arts Council

Dublin Arts Council (DAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA’s hotel/motel tax and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Dublin Arts Council and its programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DAC is further supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraising events, classes, gallery sales and in-kind contributions. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts.


Best Tickets for Best Prices Starting August 20

Fan Club Pre-Sale Begins September 5

General Public Tickets Go On Sale September 14

20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Attic Available This Fall

3:00 PM & 8:00 PM Wed., Dec. 26, 2018 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

The Wrecks Announce Their Headlining “Panic Vertigo Tour”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2018) – Alternative/indie rock band The Wrecks announced their headlining “Panic Vertigo Tour,” which kicks off in Portland, Ore. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and runs through mid-December. East coast rock band Deal Casino will join The Wrecks on this 23-city run, hitting major markets such as Chicago, Boston, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. Alt/rock outfit Badflower will support on select dates. Tickets for the “Panic Vertigo Tour” will be available to the general public on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 12 p.m. local time. Visit WeAreTheWrecks.com for tickets. Ultra-Premium Multi-Platinum Diamond-Studded Gold-Plated Advanced Packages will also be available on Wednesday (limited quantities and tickets sold separately). The add-on packages include access to an on-site game show event, an autographed poster and a commemorative laminate and lanyard. Visit MerchHQ.com/The-Wrecks for more information.

The “Panic Vertigo Tour” follows six shows with English rock band The Struts throughout Arizona and Phoenix in early-November. Earlier this year, The Wrecks played to sold-out crowds across U.S. and Canada while on tour with New Politics and later The Maine, preceding various festivals performances at Lollapalooza, Bunbury Music Festival, BottleRock and more.

The Wrecks’ headlining Summer Concert Series performance with Phoenix’s alternative radio station ALT AZ 93.3 spawned an electrifying music video for their catchy summer track “James Dean,” which hit 1 million streams on Spotify last week. Billboard called the song, “one of the most high-energy parts of their show.” Watch “James Dean” here.

The five-piece band recently announced a partnership with Nerf (Hasbro, Inc.), where their heavy-hitting song “Turn It Up” is being used in a national television advertising campaign in addition to being the theme song for Nerf’s newly-launched web series, The NERF Nation Show, hosted by internet personality Zack King. Watch the webseries here.

PANIC VERTIGO TOUR w/ Badflower, Deal Casino

Nov 24 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s


The Wrecks snuck into a recording studio near Thousand Oaks, CA to record their self-produced and self-released debut single, “Favorite Liar,” in 2016. The song quickly gained the attention of SiriusXM Alt Nation, where “Favorite Liar” catapulted up the chart. It’s been non-stop ever since. Now signed to RED MUSIC, the Los Angeles-based five-piece has racked up more than 13.5 million streams across all digital platforms and landed tours with Nothing But Thieves, The Maine, New Politics, The Hunna, DREAMERS, Night Riots and SWMRS, in addition to joining select dates of the Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour. Their recent EP, Panic Vertigo, was released in February 2018 and spawned fan favorites “Way With Words” and “James Dean.” The latter was added to SiriusXM Hits 1 and alternative radio stations across the U.S. this summer.

Fall festivals and activities lining up in Greater Parkersburg, WV

Greater Parkersburg CVB

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (August 20, 2018) – Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoor weather and colorful fall foliage. Whether it’s a weekend getaway, festival, outdoor entertainment or other activities that you are looking for, you’ll be sure to find it in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia!

Labor Day weekend promises to be packed with great outdoor activities. Reserve your spot aboard the Island Belle Sternwheeler on September 7 and enjoy a hearty dinner and delightful river cruise. Complete your evening of fun by attending the final Point Park Music Series Concert. Reservations are required for the dinner cruise. Call 304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA to learn more about times and costs. Then rock the night away with a free concert by Wanted, the Bon Jovi Tribute, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be the last Point Park Music Series Concert this year! www.downtownpkb.com

The 5th Annual Parkersburg Paddlefest on Sept. 14-16 is a weekend water festival. Paddlefest weekend starts on Friday night (Sept. 14) at 8 p.m. with a lighted paddle up the Little Kanawha River from Point Park. Electric lights and glow sticks illuminate the group on this opening night event. The main event on Saturday (Sept. 15) 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., provides a unique opportunity to paddle a three-mile stretch of the Ohio River, from Point Park downriver to Blennerhassett Island and back, while commercial traffic is restricted on the Ohio River. On Sunday (Sept. 16), before heading home, the festival offers a farewell lake paddling excursion on North Bend State Park Lake.www.parkersburgpaddlefest.com

The 56th annual juried Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival boasts more than 175 crafters showing, demonstrating, and selling their handmade products each year. Festival proceeds go toward supporting youth recreation within Wood County. The event takes place September 15&16 in the Parkersburg City Park.

Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest, also on Sept. 15, takes places at Bicentennial Park (between the Blennerhassett Hotel and the Parkersburg City Building) in downtown Parkersburg from 6-10 p.m. and features various BBQ favorites and craft beers from around the state. www.downtownpkb.com

Make plans to also attend Volcano Days on Sept. 21-23 at Mountwood Park. The festival features an antique steam and gas engine show, model railroad display, kiddie tractor pulls, corn meal grinding, apple butter making, historic wagon rides, crafts and flea market, food vendors and entertainment. www.mountwoodpark.org

The Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours are one of the most popular ghost tours in the nation and take individuals through the quaint streets of downtown Parkersburg and recount its haunted history and famous paranormal tales. Tour guides will tell you various supernatural stories that are unique to the Parkersburg area. Tours are offered Friday and Saturday evenings beginning in September 29 through November 4. Tours begin at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Blennerhassett Hotel (corner of 4th and Market Streets) and takes approximately two hours (walk is two miles). https://www.hauntedparkersburgtours.com/

Take an ole fashion river cruise aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler on October 2, 9 or 16 &18. Marietta, Ohio’s unique location allows the Valley Gem to offer a variety of Lock and Dam tours. Tours depart at 12 p.m. and return at 3 p.m. with a café menu available for lunch on board. www.valleygemsternwheeler.com

Enjoy the autumn evening air at the Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight during two nights, on October 12 and 13, where sternwheeler rides will transport you back in time to 1805 where the Blennerhassett Mansion and grounds are lit by hundreds of flickering candles. Strike up a conversation with historic figures dressed in 19th century costumes, watch dancing, and enjoy a traditional harvest dinner. Advanced reservations are required to attend this event and may be purchased by contacting the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

With a little bit of something to suit anyone’s interests, from arts and crafts festivals to haunted tours and everything in between Parkersburg has it all!

To learn more about Greater Parkersburg and these events, visit www.GreaterParkersburg.com or call the Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau office at 304-428-1130.


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