ATLANTA, GA, August 23, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The ninth annual Boxerstock Music Festival, presented by Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic to benefit Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year's event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from Atlanta's very own, Yacht Rock Schooner.
Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide two fenced Mini-Dog Parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix'd Up, Yoli's Street Food, Brat So Stop, Peace of Pita and Mr. C's Barbecue will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day.
This year's musical lineup includes some of the area's finest artists and will be headlined by Yacht Rock Schooner with a two hour performance. Apostles of Soul will channel the best of soul and blues, while bringing their own unforgettable charm. Winner of Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star contest and CMT's Music city Madness, Kurt Thomas, will captivate you with his original music and country favorites. Cody Matlock is back by popular demand with his blazing guitar solos, soulful vocals and smoking hot blues. Chequered Blue will round out the day's entertainment with favorite covers performed by our talented Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m.
Boxerstock is thrilled to welcome back comedienne Shelly Ryan who will be returning for her eighth year as emcee and special guest emcee English Nick from 97.1 The River.
This year's Boxerstock features a Kids' Village stocked with fun activities for children, including inflatables, carnival style games, face painting, kid's art contest and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment.
Other planned events include a silent auction, dog costume contest, best trick contest, agility and other canine performance demos. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase. Dogs owners can also have their pictures taken with Santa. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. Those interested in adopting a boxer at the event or fostering should submit their online application as soon as possible.
"The ninth annual Boxerstock music festival features an amazing lineup of musicians, and we're especially excited to have Yacht Rock Schooner this year," said Dianne DaLee, president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. "The funds we raise at Boxerstock are critical to the ongoing success of our rescue efforts. Proceeds go directly to our vetting costs."
Boxerstock would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. This year's presenting sponsor is Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. Other sponsors include C&C Fence Company, K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark, Unleashed by Petco, North Georgia Veterinary Referral Practice, Courier Express, DaLee & Company, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Van Sant Law, Eileen Kimble, Balloons & Events Over Atlanta, Sergeant Scooper, Specialty Car Company and Reliance Merchant Services. Media partners include Your Georgia Country, WMLB AM 1690, WSB Talk Radio, Atlanta Pet Life, Unleash Magazine, Marietta.com, INsite Atlanta, East Cobber, The Bright Side, The Current Hub, RescueMe.org, The Marietta Daily Journal and Pet Pages Atlanta.
Admission is ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children under 12, students, seniors and members of the military with proper ID. More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions to the event and a full schedule can be found at boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the website at www.boxerstock.org
About Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc.
Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at www.atlantaboxerrescue.org
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