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Go Dog Wild at STAR 94″s Woofstock

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Tongues will be lolling and tails will be wagging when Star 94″s Woofstock returns to Suwanee”s Town Center Park on Saturday, May 7. In addition to dog demonstrations, clinics, and contests, Woofstock features an impressive musical line-up for two-legged attendees with Sister Hazel headlining.

The tail-wagging fun begins at noon with dog sports demonstrations in agility, lure coursing, and Frisbee starting at 1 p.m. More than 30 pet vendors and 15 non-profit and rescue groups will be on hand as will inflatables for children. Contests for biggest dog, smallest dog, pet/owner look-alike, and best dressed pet will be held throughout the day.

Admission to Woofstock is free, and dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, etc. are welcome. All animals must be on a leash, and owners are reminded to please clean up after their pets.

Sister Hazel will perform at 6:30 p.m. This Gainesville, Florida, alternative rock band enjoys an almost 20-year career and close ties to its fans through Rock Boat excursions and its annual “Hazelnut Hang”# on South Carolina”s Isle of Palms. Sister Hazel”s most recent album, Heartland Highway, was released last fall; the band”s biggest hit was 1997″s All for You.

Also performing on the Town Center stage during Woofstock are Ingram Hill, a Memphis-based rock trio, at 4:30 p.m. and soulful Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Gareth Asher at 5:15 p.m.

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, may be purchased. No alcohol may be brought into Town Center Park. Limited parking is available at and around Town Center Park and along nearby Main Street. Off-site parking will be available at 300 Shawnee North Drive. A free shuttle will run between Shawnee North Drive and Town Center Park from 1 p.m. until shortly after the conclusion of the event at approximately 8 p.m. Small pets (those that fit easily on one”s lap) are welcome on the shuttle.

For updated information about Woofstock, visit www.suwanee.com or www.star94.com.