The EventZone will present the next Party in the Park concert at the Vinton Farmers’ Market on Friday, July 28, featuring The TAMS. According to the EventZone, each year at Party in the Park selected area non-profit organizations provide volunteers to work at the concerts, and then benefit from a portion of the funds raised from the evening. This gives them the opportunity to share information about their activities and missions to those in attendance as well. The volunteer group featured for this Party in the Park is the Roanoke Valley Firefighters Foundation.
This year the EventZone is partnering with the Town of Vinton to sponsor these special events.
The gates open at 6; music begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 10. This is a family-friendly event. Admission is $6; children 12 and under are free.
Fincastle Vineyards is the featured winery at this concert. Adult beverages available with ID (double ID for those under age 25) are Miller Lite, Samuel Adams Lager, Deschutes Mirror Pnd, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Twin Creeks’ All About that Amber, Mike’s Hard Lemonade varieties, and Sutter Home Wine selections.
Food vendors include Mike and the Girls, Blue Ridge Cider Donuts, Kettle Cooker Express, and Delicia’s Gourmet Ice.
There are 700 parking spots near the Farmers’ Market within just a block or so. A parking map can be found online at www.pitp.org.
No coolers or pets are permitted (except service dogs). Bring a lawn chair.
Upcoming Party in the Park events in Vinton include Chairmen of the Board on August 25, Fuzzy Logic on September 22, Superhold on October 20, and Jim Quick and Coastline on October 27.
Since the 2005 Party in the Park, EventZone has been able to donate over $84,000 to local non-profits. These partnering groups have included: the Historic Society of Western Virginia; Feeding America Southwest Virginia; Virginia Amateur Sports; Kimoyo; YWCA of Roanoke Valley; Roanoke Area Ministries-RAM House; The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge; Council of Community Services; Blue Ridge Public TV-JASON Project; Downtown Learning Center; CASA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Jefferson Center Foundation; Music Lab at Jefferson Center; St. Francis Assisi Dog Service; Roanoke Symphony; Boys & Girls Club; New Horizons Health; Mill Mountain Theatre; Ronald McDonald House; Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership; Cave Spring Rescue Squad; Roanoke Valley Firefighters Foundation; JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation); Toys 4 Bot-e-Tots; Children’s Trust; At Home Caregivers/Carrington Place; Roanoke County Reading Council; Relay 4 Life Botetourt County and Mental Health America.