Music Will Rock the Annual WAMMfest 2017 Charity Event
Guests will have music to their ears during the ninth annual WAMMfest charity event Saturday, Aug. 19, at Craig Park in Greenwood. Six bands will perform throughout the event, each bringing something different. Gates open at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and more than 7,000 attendees are expected. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate and children 6 and under are free. “WAMMfest 2017 is sure to be a great time, with nonstop entertainment guaranteed,” said Adam Terrell, WAMMfest main stage chair. “The wide variety of music performed by several local bands will keep people of all ages dancing, singing and having fun all day long. Additionally, it’s a great way to sample a wide variety of wines, brews and food. There is a juried art show that is second to none, with the artists selling their creations. The Sertoma club of Greenwood is very proud to put on this annual fundraiser, and all net proceeds are used to support youth, individual and community organizations.” Music will be played continuously throughout the event with two stages at the park, so when one performance ends, another immediately starts. This year’s line-up includes: 11 a.m. - Noon Chuck and Renee Crull – acoustic duo Noon - 1:30 p.m. That 90’s Band – all 90s music 1:30 - 3 p.m. Toy Factory – R&B from the 80s to today 3 - 4:30 p.m. Indy Nile – funk, R&B and rock 4:30 - 6 p.m. Woomblies Rock Orchestra – wide variety of music 6 - 8 p.m. Soul Street – funk, soul and Motown Chuck and Renee Crull Chuck and Renee Crull, lead singers of the very popular Blue River Band, will start the event. This acoustic duo will play music from all genres. That 90’s Band That 90's Band is a high-energy, party band playing the best music from the 1990s (Pearl Jam, Metallica and Blind Melon) in addition to today’s hits. Toy Factory Returning for a sixth year to the WAMMfest main stage will be Toy Factory. With an eclectic musical portfolio, the six-member band plays R&B from the 80s to today, including hits by Prince, Maroon 5 and others. Indy Nile The Indy Nile Band has been performing for more than 20 years throughout central Indiana, offering a mix of classic rock, funk, blues and Motown while covering hits made popular by The Eagles, Aretha Franklin and Adele. Woomblies Rock Orchestra The well-known Woomblies band plays with a string orchestra and has crowds dancing to Prince, AC/DC, Johnny Cash and more. Soul Street Soul Street, an Indianapolis-based band of veteran musicians, will serve as the closing performance. The band’s repertoire is extensive, covering hits from the early 60s to today’s hits including funk, soul and Motown. About WAMMFest WAMMFest is organized by the volunteers from Sertoma Club of Greenwood and presented by Ray Skillman Automotive Group and Johnson Memorial Health. WAMM stands for the four features of the event - Wine, Art, Music and Microbrew. Attendees can savor fragrant varieties of Indiana wine, shop the juried art fair of more than 60 artists, enjoy live music and entertainment, and taste award-winning Indiana crafted microbrew. Food vendors feature a wide variety of festival favorites and full-service restaurant-quality cuisine. Visit WAMMfest.com for more information. About Sertoma Club of Greenwood Sertoma Club of Greenwood, a charitable service club, donates festival proceeds to community nonprofit organizations working to advance speech and hearing, public safety, education, youth services, volunteer service, and the arts. For more information, visit sertomaclubofgreenwood.com/.