A GREAT day of entertainment awaits in Passage East this Sunday, August 18, as an open air concert and family fun day takes place in aid of the Bolger Brothers Fund.
The free event, which takes place from 12 midday to 9pm, will see a number of bands performing on the outdoor stage, with Don Baker headlining.
There will also be a charity auction, roast pig on a spit, motorcycle display, bouncy castles, face painting and duckling pond.
PRO of the Fund, Damien Tiernan said, “We want to thank everybody who has given so much to date to the Bolger Brothers Tragedy Fund. It’s been absolutely amazing and the generosity of people is unreal. We are making one last big push with a number of events on this weekend,” he said, adding that no further events will take place after September 1.
“In organising the festival, we decided to make it free of charge as we wanted to give something back to all those people who have given money since the tragedy. We want people to come from all over the South East and beyond and have a great fun day in the village – the way Paul, Shane and Kenny would have wanted it.”
In the event of adverse weather, a large circus-style marquee will be used for the events and those attending are advised that traffic restrictions will be in place. A signposted Park and Ride shuttle bus service will operate during the day from Parkswood and Crooke, with these services costing Û1 per adult and free for children. The last bus will leave at 9.30pm and the car park will close at 10pm.
A feast of Country Music Talent will take place in the Woodlands Hotel, on Tuesday, August 20, also in aid of the fund. On the night, the main stage will feature the biggest line-up of country music artists ever seen in Waterford, with artists such as Paddy O’Brien, Gerry Gutherie, Shaun Loughrey, Trudi Lalor, Jason McGilligan, the brilliant young talent Simon Peters and many others performing.
The second stage will host a superb Ballad and Trad concert with Boxty, Teddy & Cathal Barry, Acushla, Mattappers, Tony McCabe and others.
The night, held in aid of the Bolger Brothers, will also see the launch of a CD featuring 40 tracks of sea and fishing songs from around the world. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from the Woodlands Hotel (051) 392700.