Golden Festival Society planning full day of local music

An old society has just been revamped, and is working hard to bring a brand new festival to Golden next year.

An old society has just been revamped, and is working hard to bring a brand new festival to Golden next year.

“I was going to do my own thing anyways, then I found out there was already a society formed…So I just took it over,”  said Mike Pecora.

The Golden Festival Society is in the planning stages of bringing a full-day music festival featuring local talent to Golden in 2014. Aside from the full day of musical entertainment, Pecora envisions a soccer and softball tournament on the same  day, using Keith King Memorial Park as the festival grounds complete with a beer gardens and food venders.

“For the first year or two we have enough local talent to do a 14 hour concert with no breaks. I’m not worried about that part of it,” he said. “And we could bring in service groups, such as the Gentlemen’s Club, to organize the ball tournament.”

Although still in its early stages of planning, the society is considering the Father’s Day weekend for the festival’s date because there is already an annual soccer tournament. Adding the musical element would compliment it nicely.

When Pecora first brought this idea about earlier in the summer, community members jumped on board. There is already a board of directors in place, each with their own task in the planning process.

“It seems like a huge task, but we definitely have the right team in place,” said Pecora. “They’re all go-getters, there’s no nay-sayers. These are all people who are saying ‘let’s make it happen,’ not, ‘let’s see if we can make it happen.’ That’s the first key.”

Nothing quite like this has been done in Golden. There is a Golden Sound Festival coming up next month in Parson, which is bringing together local acts and out of town headliners. And there are outdoor concerts in Spirit Square all summer.

But there hasn’t been a full day music festival in town featuring an entirely local lineup.

Anyone interested in learning more, or becoming part of the society, can contact Mike Pecora at 250-344-5324.

 

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