Rockton River Market coming soon

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  • BDN file photo Local children dance and play tambourines to music during a previous Rockton River Market in Settler's Park. The first market of the season will be from 5-8 p.m. on June 5.

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    BDN file photo People gather on the lawn with chairs and blankets brought from home to listen to the live music at a previous Rockton River Market. The weekly market offers food, live music, homemade wares and produce to Rockton area residents to give them something different to do during the week. It will begin on June 5.

  • BDN file photo Local children dance and play tambourines to music during a previous Rockton River Market in Settler's Park. The first market of the season will be from 5-8 p.m. on June 5.

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    BDN file photo People gather on the lawn with chairs and blankets brought from home to listen to the live music at a previous Rockton River Market. The weekly market offers food, live music, homemade wares and produce to Rockton area residents to give them something different to do during the week. It will begin on June 5.

ROCKTON - Music, food and crafts await those who attend the Rockton River Market this summer.

The fun will kick off on June 5, when the Village of Rockton will host its first market of the season. Tricia Diduch, planning and development administrator, said the Rockton River Market will be from 5-8 p.m. each Wednesday until the end of August, with free admission. The music will start at 6 p.m. each night.

After the June 5 market, the village will skip June 12 for Old Settlers Days and return on June 19 for the rest of summer.

"Anywhere from 400 to 800 people come out each week depending on the weather and band," Diduch said.

Diduch said there are between 30 and 35 vendors coming to the market each week, including new food vendors serving bacon tacos, fried chicken sandwiches and more. Other vendors are offering fresh produce, t-shirts, jewelery, pet food and more. She said the village is still accepting only non-food vendors at this point.

"It's a great community event that people love coming to," Diduch said. "It brings people to downtown Rockton and encourages people to spend time here."

In terms of music, the list of bands cover a wide variety of genres, including rock, country, blues and R&B.

The following bands will perform each week:

• June 5: Blind Date

• June 19: Pistol Pete

• June 26: Baseline Normal

• July 3: The Sensations

• July 10: Rock and Roll Institute

• July 17: Minimal

• July 24: Three Good Men

• July 31: Little Miss Whiskey

• Aug. 7: That Gurl

• Aug. 15: Harpo's Revue

• Aug. 21: Shuffle This

• Aug. 28 Switchtrack Alley Band.

For more information go to the "Rockton River Market" Facebook page or visit rocktonrivermarket.com.

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