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Sellout sought again for ‘Fiddles’ festival at Rock Ledge Ranch

       Following the format that has led to sellouts for the past several years, the Fiddles, Vittles & Vino festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will be back for its 14th year Sunday, July 29.
       The event will be from 3 to about 8:30 p.m., with gates opening at 2:30 p.m. Four bands will play, with double venues scheduled during the early portion.

Revelers congregate around food and drink tents during the 2017 Fiddles, Vittles and Vino at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. The support of local restaurants helps make Fiddles a major ranch fundraiser. At far left, the flag of Greece flies above the tent for the Westside's Jake & Telly's Greek restaurant.
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       Throughout the event, open-air tents will house food/drink offerings from 40-some restaurants, breweries, wineries or suppliers.
       The bands this year are Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (she is described as a Grammy award winner); Tibet (a young local band returning from 2017); Lonesome Days (winners of the 2017 Fresh Grass competition in North Adams, Massachusetts); and Songs of the Fall (including Cia Cherryholmes, whose family band has received Grammy nominations).
       Until July 21, Fiddles ticket prices are $50 and $20 for ages 13 and under. The prices will go up to $60/$25 from then till the event. These reflect an increase in prices from last year. About 1,200 tickets are available.
       Rock Ledge Ranch is a city-owned, 1880s-style working ranch located at Gateway Road just west of 30th Street.
       The ranch's summer season continues until Aug. 18, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       For more information call 578-6777.

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