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Carrollton's Festival at the Switchyard: Call for Volunteers
Posted Date: 9/28/2012 8:00 AM

Carrollton's Festival at the Switchyard:  Call for Volunteers

Festival at the Switchyard
Festival at the Switchyard
Festival at the Switchyard
Festival at the Switchyard
Festival at the Switchyard

Be the heart and soul of Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 3; sign up to be a volunteer. Volunteers play an important role by helping during all phases of the Festival and creating a safe, clean and enjoyable event for all. Volunteers age 16 and older (14-15 will be accepted if part of a group such as school, church, or Scouts with adult supervision) will help maintain the Festival site, greet patrons, provide information, assist attendees and many other tasks. Volunteers must be able to work a minimum of 2 hours total at the event, as well as willing and able to work outdoors. As a volunteer, you will become a member of a unique volunteer family, and thousands of visitors will benefit from your service. You will also receive a free volunteer t-shirt and plenty of appreciation for helping out.

The 3rd annual outdoor event will take place on the Downtown Carrollton Square, steps away from the Downtown Carrollton DART station and will feature live entertainment from headliners Lifehouse and the popular radio-friendly rock band Sister Hazel, along with alternative country group Micky and the Motorcars, Bruce Springsteen cover band Thunder Road, Western-swing band Asleep at the Wheel, independent country artist Bri Bagwell, local favorites John Wehlage, the Dallas Tap Dazzlers, and the Radio Disney Rocking Road Show.

In addition to the exciting concerts, great food, a beer garden, arts and crafts, live entertainment, interactive games, and activities for children of all ages are planned. The free KidsWorld will offer bungee trampolines, a zip line and more.
To fill out a volunteer application form or for more details about the volunteer process and guidelines, visit carrolltonfestival.com. You can also follow the Festival at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and on Twitter at twitter.com/carrolltonfest.

- Previous Festival Announcement -

Carrollton, Texas Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard is proud to announce the full entertainment lineup for the free 3rd Annual 2012 Festival, taking place November 3 on the Downtown Carrollton Square. The lineup brings an amazing array of musical talent and diversity to the stage. Artists include headliners Lifehouse and the popular radio-friendly rock band Sister Hazel, along with alternative country group Micky and the Motorcars, Bruce Springsteen cover band Thunder Road, Western-swing band Asleep at the Wheel, independent country artist Bri Bagwell, local favorites John Wehlage, the Dallas Tap Dazzlers, and the Radio Disney Rocking Road Show.

Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.*

Radio Disney Rocking Road Show     11 a.m.

Flag Ceremony                              1 p.m.

Dallas Tap Dazzlers                         1:10 p.m.

John Wehlage                               1:30 p.m.

Bri Bagwell                                    2:15 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel                      3:30 p.m.

Thunder Road                               5 p.m.

Micky and the Motorcars                 6:30 p.m.

Sister Hazel                                   8 p.m.

Lifehouse                                     9:30 p.m.

*All times are approximate and may be subject to slight changes.

The Festival will be held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, just east of I-35 on the south side of Belt Line Road, mid-way between the George Bush Turnpike and LBJ Freeway. In addition to the exciting concerts, arts and crafts, and great food and beverages; festival goers will be able to visit the unique restaurants and shops surrounding the Downtown Square. Live entertainment, interactive games, and activities for children of all ages are planned, including bungee trampolines, a zip line and more.

Visit the Festival at the Switchyard website at  for entertainment and vendor updates. Discounts will be offered to vendor applications received prior to September 15; early bird prices start as low as $75 for non-profit groups and $150 for all others. Follow the Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival or on Twitter at twitter.com/carrolltonfest for constant updates.

Special thanks to our radio partners: Now 102.9 and Radio Disney AM620.

Click here for music samples of Festival bands.