A Bangor entertainment venue will hold its first-ever "Play by Play Music & Mow Festival" next month with the goal of raising a lot of money for local youth sports programs.

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The folks at The Sports Arena are putting together a day full of food, music, and fun in the hopes of rallying community members, businesses, and sports enthusiasts to give money to a good cause.

"The Sports Arena is pleased to announce they'll be hosting an outdoor concert & festival specifically around fundraising for area youth sports/programs. The event is June 22nd with a makeup date for weather on the 23rd if needed. There will be food trucks, 5 bands & 1 DJ, bounce houses, dunk tanks & more."

The bands will start up at 11 AM and go till the headliners, local 90's cover band "Nothing New" take the stage at 7 PM, with an after-party scheduled for inside following the concert.

Sports Arena 2, Google
Sports Arena 2, Google

Some of the other acts scheduled to play that day include Midnight Rose, Bad Corner, Tyler Healy, and DJ 2phat.

They'll also have food trucks Twisted Pretzel Concession, Stone Fox Farm Creamery, Mainely Tacos, Freshies Wood Fire, and Papa Smokehouse are confirmed to be on-site that day with snacks for sale.

"Sports Arena is dedicated to raising funds for youth sports programs, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate in sports and experience the benefits of teamwork, discipline, and physical activity. By combining the power of music and community engagement, we aim to create a positive impact on the lives of young athletes and future leaders."

Football players in a huddle on the field with their coach.

The owners of Sports Arena say that any youth program interested in setting up a tent at the event, to host their own fundraiser is welcome to do so.

They will also have other opportunities to raise money that day.

If organizations want to sell tickets to the event, which are going for $15 a pop, $5 of the ticket price will go back to that school or organization's program.

They'll also have a dunk tank and bounce houses set up. If a group would like to sign up for a specific time during the day to run either of those attractions, all the donations collected for those events, during that specific time frame, will go back to that group's program.

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" We will also be having a social cornhole tournament and the winner will choose where the funds go."

To get your tickets or find out more about the event, you can check out the event page by clicking here.

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