Full Day of Family and Dog-friendly Music and Fun Scheduled for October 20th

The sixth annual Boxerstock Music Festival, presented by Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic to benefit Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from noon to 6 pm. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The event features live music from both national and local acts in a variety of musical genres.

Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced dog parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix'd Up, Yoli's and Just Loaf'n will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day.

This year’s musical lineup includes some of the finest artists from the Southeast. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 pm. Georgia singer/songwriter Caryn Womack hits the stage at noon to get the day’s music started. Shameless Dave & The Miracle Whips will bring the funk to the stage with their own brand of blues/rock. Kim Logan combines classic country, rock and blues for an edgy performance you do not want to miss. Tom Dixon delivers country with a kick to rock the Boxerstock stage. Charismatic country musician Lisa Torres will thrill the crowd with her sultry ballads and rockin' tunes. Them Morris Boys, a family of brothers, brings passion and enthusiasm to their alternative country sound. The Man Made Band rounds out the show with the perfect blend of bluegrass, gospel, rock and country. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her fifth year as emcee.

The sixth annual Boxerstock features a Kids’ Village with fun activities for children, including the human hamster balls from Water Walkers, inflatables, a kids’ costume contest, trick or treating and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment and some music from some of Georgia's finest up and coming teenage artists.

Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest and a canine agility demonstration featuring “Georgia,” who is currently the #1 agility boxer in the United States. Food, drinks and a variety of merchandise from vendors will be available for purchase. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. All healthy foster dogs will be on-hand to meet approved adopters. Those interested in fostering a boxer should submit their application as early as possible.

“Atlanta Boxer Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of the boxer dog breed, and we recently rescued our 700th boxer. We provide adoption services, fostering and education to aid boxers and their owners. The sixth annual Boxerstock music festival features an amazing lineup of musicians,” said Dianne DaLee, president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. “The funds Atlanta Boxer Rescue raises at Boxerstock, our largest annual fundraiser, will allow us to continue our boxer rescue efforts.”

“The Boxerstock music festival has been a hit with music fans and our practice. Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic is happy to return as the presenting sponsor for a fourth time,” said Steven M. Whittle, DVM. “Atlanta Boxer Rescue does incredible work caring for these boxers and educating the public. We are delighted to continue our support for their rescue efforts.”

Boxerstock would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. This year’s presenting sponsor is Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. Other sponsors include K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark, C&C Fence Company, DaLee & Company, Inc., Marietta.com, Courier Express, Our Town Monthly, Georgia-Country.com, Event Medical LLC, Pet Pages of Atlanta, Pawprints News, Soulpup.com, Balloons & Events Over Atlanta, Specialty Car Company, Signs Now, Sergeant Scooper and Eileen Kimble. Free parking at Boxerstock is made possible by iSymmetry.

More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions to the event and a full schedule can be found at boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the website at http://www.boxerstock.org.

About Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at http://www.atlantaboxerrescue.org or email info(at)atlantaboxerrescue(dot)org.

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