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Tie-Dye Music Festival Returns to Community Arts Center

Jul 19

RELEASEWallingford’s Community Arts Center is proud to bring back their Tie-Dye Music Festival for its second summer.

This free, family-friendly event is sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and takes place on Saturday, July 19th from 2 – 7pm on the side lawn of the CAC.



Manatawny Creek Ramblers showcase their bluegrass sound


What:  Tie-Dye Music Festival

Where:  Community Arts Center (414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA)

When:  Saturday July 19th, 2-7pm


The festival features a full day of concerts featuring Jimmy Shoe & the Shine, Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Herb Mondros, Last Chance and SwUKEstra, as well as tie-dye activities, vendors, raffles, food, and feel good summer vibes.

Event t-shirts or onesies may be purchased for $10 (aprons for $15) and tie-dyed (DIY) at no additional charge.  Attendees may also bring up to 2 items of their own to tie-dye for a $5 charge. CAC staff and expert tie-dye artist Bob Deane will be on hand to help participants with the tie-dye process.

Throughout the day, five local bands will entertain festival-goers. Music includes reggae and ska from Media’s own Jimmy Shoe & the Shine, traditional bluegrass by Manatawny Creek Ramblers, carefully selected acoustic covers by Herb Mondros, folk- roots fusion and bluegrass by Last Chance, and the sounds of the Swarthmore Ukulele Orchestra with SwUKEstra.

CAC volunteers will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, water ice, soft pretzels, drinks, and homemade pizza made in the CAC’s newly constructed cob oven. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and beverages.

CAC Executive Director, Paul Downie said, “Last year’s Tie-Dye Music Festival was such a big hit, we are once again presenting our summer concerts as a one day, fun-filled, family event combining music with one of our favorite art forms – tie-dye. This bigger event allows us to bring more acts and give people a program that will last the whole afternoon. We’ll also be raffling off some great prizes including a tie-dye party at the CAC, a tie-dyed set of table linens, a gift certificate for Vinyl Revival records, and more. Mark your calendar; you’ll want to stay home from the beach this weekend!”

The Tie-Dye Music Festival is a rain or shine event. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets if outside. If inside (in CAC’s Duke Gallery), chairs will be provided. Additional parking provided by Pendle Hill, next door to the CAC, at 338 Plush Mill Rd.

For more information or driving directions, contact Community Arts Center at 610-566-1713, online at or follow them on Facebook.


About the Community Arts Center

The Community Arts Center believes the arts are essential to human development and the well-being of society. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education, and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the community.

The Community Arts Center was founded in 1948 by a group of local artists. Throughout its long and successful history the Arts Center has continually pursued excellence in all areas of its programming, expanding course offering and other programs to meet the needs of its community.