FERNDALE (WWJ) – Camp Casey Fest is set to rock downtown Ferndale on Saturday, October 15, 2011, with 12 hours of live music capped off by a headlining performance by Josh Gracin.

Other acts scheduled to appear include Annabelle Road, John Maison, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and more.

More than just a music festival, Camp Casey Fest will feature a chili cook-off, awesome arts and crafts vendors, great grub from local restaurants and big screen TVs broadcasting the U-M vs. MSU football game.

One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit Camp Casey, a horseback riding program for kids with cancer in Michigan.

“We enjoyed great success with our chili cook-off last year and are really taking it to a whole new level this October,” Molly Reeser, Camp Casey founder and executive director, said in a release. “Not only have we added great retail and food vendors to the mix, but bringing in Josh Gracin to headline the event makes this the biggest and most exciting fundraiser we’ve ever had.”

Gracin, who is originally from Westland, said he is looking forward to performing in his home state and is excited to be helping Camp Casey.

Camp Casey Fest kicks off at 11 a.m. on East Nine Mile at Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. Tickets are $10 if purchased before 5 p.m. and $15 if purchased after 5 p.m. Kids 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.

For more information, visit www.camp-casey.org/fundraising.


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