The first annual Union Centre Music and Food Festival will kickoff Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight. The event, known last year as the Union Centre Boulevard Blast, is expected to draw between 15,000 to 20,000 people.
The festival will also take place from noon to midnight Saturday. Alcohol will not be served past 11 p.m. on either night.
Union Centre Music and Food Festival entertainment schedule
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Rumpke Mountain Boys
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – DV8
Noon to 5 p.m. – Car cruise-in show
Noon to 1 p.m. – Anada
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Tropicoso, salsa lessons
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Local firemen’s chili competition sponsored by Firehouse Subs
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – The Swimsuit Models
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Wing-eating contest sponsored by Willie’s Sports Café
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Britbeat, Beatles tribute band
Under the names of Union Centre Boulevard Blast and, before that the Union Centre Boulevard Bash, the event took place in August. Due to unpredictable weather, the Union Centre Boulevard Merchants Association decided to push the event, which was entering its eighth year, back to the fall.
Last year, the heat index was greater than 100 on all three days of the event. This year, the National Weather Service is predicting highs in the mid-60s and lows in the mid-40s on the event’s two days. It also appears that it remain dry.
Admission is free, but parking is $5 which supports Lakota After Prom. People are also being asked to bring canned goods for Reach Out Lakota.
For more information about the event and why it was moved, visit WestChesterBuzz.com story “Union Centre Music and Food Festival puts down fall roots.”