22nd Annual Springfest Underway In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season through Sunday, May 5, with delicious food, live entertainment, and unique arts and crafts in and around four big top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk.

Ocean City’s 22nd Annual Springfest will serve up a continuous variety of musical performances on two stages throughout the event. Admission to the four-day event is free. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts.

Tickets are now on sale for country star Loretta Lynn, 80s sensations Eddie Money and Survivor, all of whom along with the Fabulous Hubcaps, who performed last night, will headline the entertainment at Springfest 2012.

Loretta Lynn performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4. Her instantly recognizable delivery is one of the greatest country-music voices in history. Tickets for Loretta’s Springfest show range from $25 to $55.

Eddie Money and Survivor take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 with tickets ranging from $20 to $45.

Tickets for the shows are on sale at the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office on 40th St. Box office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-551-7328.

Springfest also serves up a variety of free local and regional musical entertainment.

Over 30 vendors will serve a variety of delicious food, while 180 Springfest artisans will delight with their art and craft creations.

Springfest is open rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday, May 5 and on Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A special welcoming ceremony was held on the outdoor stage yesterday morning featuring Ocean City Elementary School’s OC Stars.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, May 4
10 a.m.: Rick K & The Allnighters – Indoor
11 a.m.: Big Daddy Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band- Outdoor
Noon: Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis – Indoor
1 p.m.: Rob Byer Band – Outdoor
2 p.m.: Sir Rod – Indoor
3 p.m.: Rick K & The Allnighters – Outdoor
4 p.m.: Big Daddy Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band – Indoor
5 p.m.: IMPACT – Outdoor
6:30 p.m.: J.R. Booker- Outdoor
8 p.m.: Country Legend, Loretta Lynn – Indoor

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m.: Rick K & The Allnighters – Indoor
11 a.m.: J.R. Booker- Outdoor
Noon: Quiet Fire – Indoor
1 p.m.: 9 Mile Roots – Outdoor
2 p.m.: The Stickers – Indoor
3 p.m.: The Reagan Years – Outdoor
4 p.m.: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys – Indoor
5 p.m.: Mary Lou & The Untouchables – Outdoor
6:30 p.m.: The Reagan Years – Outdoor
8 p.m.: 1980s Icons, Eddie Money and Survivor – Indoor

Sunday, May
10 a.m.: Quiet Fire – Outdoor
11:30 a.m.: The Country Grass – Indoor
12:30 p.m.: The Stickers – Outdoor
1:30 p.m.: Recreation Dancers – Indoor
2:30 p.m.: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys – Outdoor
3:30 p.m.: Great Train Robbery – Indoor
4:30 p.m. OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly – Outdoor

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.