Fall festival showcases local artists and musicians

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    SUGAR LOAF-Kings Highway will be lined with crafts vendors and food booths when Sugar Loaf holds its 33rd annual Fall Festival on Oct. 8, 9, and 10. Local artists will provide ongoing entertainment, with each day to be filled with music, dance, and poetry. Horse and carriage rides will also be available. Dance Studio 32 will feature excerpts from "The Nutcracker" on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. Donna Colombo will host the tap and jazz routines, which will include dancers ages 3 to 16. Also on Saturday and Sunday, from 3 to 4 p.m., Jubilee, with host Judy Battista, will present dances from around the world. Local musicians will perform at the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden on Saturday according to the following schedule: Jeremy Langdale, classic rock, noon; Tony Rivera, flamenco blues, 1:30 p.m.; Alec Phillips, blues rock, 3 p.m.; Ariel, folksinger, 4:30 p.m. On Sunday Robert Milby will give a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to noon. The will then open the stage for open mic poetry throughout the day in between the following musical acts: Bill Davis, classic rock, noon; Crawlspace, 1:30 p.m.; and Tony Vitello, blues rock, 3:15 p.m., with a guest performances by Budweiser Bob, a harmonica player. The day will end with an art/rock performance by singer songwriter Sarah Morr. Anyone who wishes to share their poetry on Sunday may sign up for the open mic segments. The Monday lineup is as follows: Radar Rangers, family music and audience participation, noon; F5, progressive rock, 1:30 p.m.; Maxwell Kofi and Sankofa, African drumming and dance, 3 p.m.; Melanie Disa, folk and pop, 4 p.m.; and The Blank, original and classic rock tunes by local teens, 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Rachel Bertoni at 469-0993.