Music fest raises more than $2K for orchestras

Music fest raises more than $2K for orchestrasAlas De Liona (pictured) was one of several acts that played to hundreds of concert goers at the MeloMania Entertainments’ second Annual Ridgecrest Music Festival last weekend at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. More than a dozen local bands and artists, along with fire spinners, face painters and other vendors entertained crowds from 9 a.m. until the early hours of Sunday morning. According to local performer and MeloMania founder Michelle Findley, the festival raised more than $2,000 for the Murray and Monroe Middle School orchestras. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-05-04