Organizers Annette Babich and Mal Meehan are happy to announce the music lineup for the Dog Days of Summer Festival to be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Inn The Doghouse at 428 Chestnut St., Milton.
Opening the festival will be hometown favorite Al Frantic Band. The dog-loving, classic rock trio features Al Frantic on vocals and guitar, Mike Fletcher on bass and vocals, and Steve Largent on drums. The band performs an eclectic mix of music along with a few tunes people don’t just hear every day.
Next up will be Pawnshop Roses. Band members Paul Keen, Kevin Bentley, Jason Jonik and Zil are veteran songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from Philadelphia. For over 17 years, the Roses have played their brand of American rock ‘n’ roll all over the country. Members are currently writing for their next record. The band’s song “All the Way Down” was recently featured on MTV. They have opened for Hoobastank and Molly Hatchet, and have been on the bill with Radiohead, Jack Johnson and others at the All Points West festival.
Closing the festival will be Nashville’s JC Andersen Band. With bandmates all hailing from different states, these musicians came together over the last decade to form this band of brothers now playing towns all across the nation. They have opened for such artists as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Nichols, Diamond Rio, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Most recently, JC Andersen been nominated for the Nashville Industry Music Awards for Best Country Solo Artist.
A nonprofit organization, the Dog Days of Summer Festival will benefit local organizations Doggone Happy Animal Rescue , Milton Community Food Pantry and Milton Historical Society.
For information on ticket sales, go to www.dogdaysofsummerfestival.com.