Worcester’s Pet Rock Festival Takes Us to the 70’s

Filed in Arts & Entertainment by on September 10, 2009 0 Comments

puppiesThis Sunday the annual Pet Rock Festival is taking place at Worcester’s Quinsigamond Community College starting at noon.  If you have never heard of it before you may ask yourself is it “Pet Rock” Festival or Pet “Rock Festival”?  I guess it depends how you look at it. The official story is that it is named after one of the founders bands, Pet Rock.

The Rock Festival is held for the benefit of all sorts or organizations that support the welfare of our pets.  Rescue groups are a good example.  The mission of the festival is to “promote kindness to animals”.  It may be hard to believe but there are plenty of people that do not respect animals and mistreat them.  The festival was started due to a pretty awful story of animal cruelty that was aired on A&E.

The festival consists of a music events, activities and contests(dog and cat contests).  The idea is that by bringing people to the event for non-animal related entertainment like the music acts more people will be better informed about how to treat animals.  During hard economic times sadly many animals get abandoned so support for the organizations that benefit from this event is even more important today.

The big performer for the event is going to be the Bay City Rollers, a popular band from the 1970’s.  I remember my sister having a poster on her wall as a teenager.  This will probably bring some baby boomers out in force.  The other acts are Fergus and Matt Shwachman Band.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids.  For more information check out the Pet Rock official website.

Here’s a Bay City Rollers video from YouTube to get you in the mood!

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