bandOld Town Orcutt has always been proud of its county beginnings and western feel. The Old Orcutt Merchants Association (OOMA) has worked diligently to create events and activities to bring people to Old Town. This weekend they are excited to see the first outdoor concert come to town. The 805 Country Music Festival and AG Show is being held on June 24th at high noon, in the Rooney’s Parking lot. This event will host four local country music favorites: Charlie McNeal, Dylan Ortega, Terra Bella and JD Hardy.

The event will benefit Band of Brothers a local Veterans group that support local vets. The music festival is the brain child of musician JD Hardy. Hardy explained how he met several members of Band of Brothers at a local event. After swapping stories, Hardy was touched by the Brothers story of reaching out to local vets and engaging them in softball and other activities to recreate the sense of comradery that many of the vets had lost. They started with one team and grew into several more. Some vets couldn’t afford the league fees or equipment, that’s when the group decided to form a non-profit so that all vets would be able to play. After hearing this story, JD Hardy decided to put together a music festival to raise funds for the organization. After a meeting with Tim Rooney of Rooney’s Irish Pub, they decided to hold the event in Old Town Orcutt.

JD also wanted to reach back to his agricultural roots and invite the AG community to participate in the festival. “People need to understand how important are farmers are to our lives. People don’t understand how hard they work every day to take a crop from seed to store” stated Hardy. The festival promises to be an exciting event for attendees. There will be displays by AG vendors, CBR Bulls, food and beverages by Rooney’s Irish Pub, Face Painting by Glitter Kat and much more.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://nightout.com/events/httpswwwfacebookcomevents19-79902098957031/tickets or at Rooney’s Irish Pub. For more information on this event, contact Valerie at 805-260-4766.