LAKEVIEW — Shine FM’s Rock the Lake is in its second year at Indian Lake State Park’s Old Field Beach. Christian bands play at the beach, and this year’s headliner is Crowder.
“Last year we brought Colton Dixon from American Idol, and we ended up with 3,000 people on the beach. We are planning for 8,000, so we’ll see how it goes, that’s what we are shooting for,” said Angie Vertucci, event coordinator and marketing and promotions director at Shine FM 88.5 Kenton and 88.9 Bellefontaine.
The event is sponsored by RV Wholesalers in Lakeview and Shine FM 88.5 Kenton and 88.9 Bellefontaine.
“We have a lot of really great businesses that support our station and one is RV Wholesalers. They have a heart to reach people and tell them about God. They came to us saying that they wanted a concert on the beach and it would be free for everybody. Our intent is to not only offer great activities for the whole family but to reach the lost in the name of Jesus,” she said.
The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a mini triathlon.
“It is short so that you can do it by yourself or with others — 400 meter swim, 12 mile bike ride and a 5K,” said Vertucci. To register for the triathlon, visit http://shinefmohio.com/rockthelake2016.
The Logan County Art League is presenting its ninth annual juried art festival Art on the Beach as well from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting their wares for enjoyment and purchase. There will be paintings, drawings, print making, photography, jewelry, garden art, gourd art, metal art and glass work among the various media on display.
Food vendors of different types will be set up for hungry guests, and there is a kids area with old fashioned games from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The only thing that you would have to pay for is food, if you are buying anything at Art on the Beach and if you want to stand at the stage. Those tickets are $20. Otherwise, everything is free,” said Vertucci.
Vertuci encourages people to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the beach. Coolers are allowed, but alcohol is not permitted.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, there is a community worship service, and live music will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3:05 p.m.
“I encourage people to come out for the whole weekend,” said Vertucci.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511