Bakersfield goes Celtic

October 12, 2017 by  

The Kern County Scottish Society will be bringing its 8th annual Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival to the area later in October.

The event has been organized to immerse attendees into the Celtic culture. Only those 21 and over will be admitted.

Six bands will be playing traditional and modern Celtic-inspired music: Whiskey Galore, The Angry Brians, Whiskey and Stitches, Banshee in the Kitchen, Black-eyed Dempsey, and the Ploughboys. The bands will have promotional products such as T-shirts, visors, promotional drinkware, and CDs for sale, while no doubt encouraging dancing.

Tickets will include two drinks (water, wine, beer, or soda). They will also include the adult gaming area where everyone may enjoy corn hole boards, lawn Twister, and giant Jenga. The first 25 VIP tickets will include a special entrance, beverage runners, and a special seating section.

Merchandise vendors will be selling Scottish-themed paraphernalia, food, and refreshments. A photo booth will be available to take pictures that will capture those kilts and plaid costumes guests may opt to wear for later poster printing and family calendars.

The Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival will be Saturday, October 28 at the Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 South P. Street, Building 3. Cars will be let into the grounds starting at 11:00 am and the first scheduled band will begin their performance at noon. The event will be winding down around 11:30 pm when the last band is scheduled to finish.