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Woodystock Festival Returns to the High Desert Oct. 1-2, 2016

4TH ANNUAL WOODYSTOCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO HIGH DESERT, FEATURING 2 BIG DAYS OF TOP-NOTCH BLUES AND ROCK BANDS; WITH OVERNIGHT CAMPING ON 10-ACRE WOODARDVILLE RANCH  Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 /Music Starts 11AM  Daily Staking it’s claim as the largest yearly original blues and rock music event in the SoCal High Desert, the Woodystock Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival is back for it’s fourth big year, taking place Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, at Woodardville Ranch, (end of Chicago Rd.), in Apple Valley. Music start at 11 am each day. Tickets $20.00 per day in advance, $25.00 at the gate/day of show; 2-day tickets $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the gate/day of show. Camping tickets $10.00 per night/per vehicle. Kids 12 and under, free. Tickets/info.: (760) 963-4994 or: Emceeing Woodystock again this year is High Desert station, KJAY Epic! Radio. “Our goal is to bring first-class musicians to the High Desert,” states Woodystock founder John Woodard, who’s also a Councilman for the City of Adelanto. Woodard was also a driving force behind the Adelanto New Blues Festival last May at Stater Bros. Stadium. Woodystock operates on Donations and Sponsorships. Contact John Woodard at (760) 963-4994 for Donation and Sponsorship opportunities.


Saturday, October 1

Johhny JukeBox 11:00am – 11:45pm Victor Crain & the Lost Coast Project 12:00pm – 1:30pm Reverend Smack Jones 2:00pm – 4:00pm Electric Parlor 4:15pm – 6:15pm Diana Reign & Papermoon Gypsies 6:30pm – 8:30pm Crooked eye Tommy 8:45pm – 10:45pm Open Jam 1100:pm – 1:00 am  

Sunday, October 2

Johhny JukeBox 9:00am – 10:00pm Babylon Steele 10:30pm – 12:30pm Raul Watson 1:00pm – 2:00pm Bruce McGhee -2eKond Kreation 2:30pm – 4:30pm Rocfusion 5:00pm – 7:00pm Kenny Cederholm 7:30pm – 9:00pm Johhny JukeBox 11:00apm – 11:45pm  

 About Some of the Performers at Woodystock Rock/Blues Festival

*All the way from Ventura come Crooked Eye Tommy, fronted by brothers/guitarists, Tommy and Paddy Marsh. The band  – who headline Saturday at Woodystock – is up for Best Blues Band and Album of the Year at the 2016 Ventura Music Awards. *Hailing from Hesperia, The Lillies‘ sound is in the spectrum that lies between the raw/avant-garde tumble of sixtie’s indie greats The Velvet Underground and modern-day rock greats, U2. Yet, the quartet are also heavily rooted in the Blues. *Returning to Woodystock this year is the ‘Reverend’ Smack Jonez. The singer-songwriter, New York-born and raised in Gavelston, Texas, was “sent here on a mission from God to bring you the love thru song and sound so that you, too can get down.” Watch Jonez electrify the Woodystock crowd with his energetic blend of blues, funk, rock and soul. *One of the more eclectic bands to grace the Woodystock stage is Electric Parlor. The L.A.-based quartet takes pride in creating music that has an honest, raw, and live feel to it, relatable to music fans all over the world.  They are inspired by the past, and the lessons they have learned from years of listening to the forefathers of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The tasty Down-Home Blues of guitarist Victor Crain graces the stage of Woodystock again this year. *The guitar playing style of well-known High Desert-ite Victor Crain was once favorably compared to the great Jimi Hendrix. Crain, who resides in Llano, returns to Woodystock again this year to play some tasty Down-Home Blues.

Wounded Veteran Gets Keys to New Apple Valley Home

On March 12, Army Specialist Jose Martinez was presented with the keys to the new home in Apple Valley by representatives of the Homes for Our Troops organization. The home is the 209th in the nation to be donated to an injured veteran. Homes for Our Troops builds specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans to help them to rebuild their lives. A ceremony was held at the home, with family and friends of Martinez attending, as well as local dignitaries and the community. Also participating in the ceremony were the High Desert Young Marines, Quilts of Valor, American Legion #725, Patriot Guard Riders, Veterans United Home Loans, Supervisor Lovingood, representatives from Congressman Cook and Assemblyman Obernolte, and Town of Apple Valley Mayor Barb Stanton, among others. Martinez was injured in Kandahar, Afghanistan while attempting to aid a soldier who was seriously injured in a blast, but he stepped on an IED which resulted in the loss of both of his legs, his right arm and a partial amputation of his left hand. The home awarded to Martinez and his wife, Lizette, has over 40 adaptations for handicapped access. Founded in 2004, HFOT has completed 209th specially adapted homes nationwide in 40 states, and there are currently 110 Veterans in the program waiting to receive homes. For more information call (508) 823-3300.

Apple Valley Council's Art Bishop Pledges to Keep Working for Residents

Apple Valley Town Council member and retired Fire Chief, Art Bishop, announced his bid for re-election to the Apple Valley Town Council. Bishop’s decision to run comes in the wake of the Council’s recent decision to fight for its residents’ rights to access clean and affordable water. “Whether as a Fire Chief or Councilmember in Apple Valley I have fought to enhance public safety, improve our schools, bring quality jobs to the region, and retain local control of our water,” said Bishop. “While we have achieved so much together over the past four years, there is so much more we can do to ensure that the residents of Apple Valley maintain a better way of life.” Bishop continued, “Next to public safety, ensuring that our residents have access to clean and affordable water is my top priority. The cost of water in Apple Valley is higher than any other community in the area – including Hesperia and Victorville. My time as President of the Mojave Water Agency gives me the unique experience needed to fix this problem and while the decision to purchase the Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company was a controversial one, it was the right one. It was a decision that I, as an elected leader, didn’t take lightly.” “At the end of the day the people of Apple Valley need sustainable water rates, safe streets, quality jobs, as well as an excellent education for their children. If re-elected I will continue to fight for these principles and continue to help improve the lives of the residents in Apple Valley.” After 32 years in the in fire service, Art retired in 2012 as Fire Chief of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District. During tenure in the fire service, he was appointed in 2004 as a Director to the Mojave Water Agency Board, where he eventually became President of the Board of Directors. After eight years, Art ran successfully for the Apple Valley Town Council, where he currently serves as a Councilmember. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Apple Valley. To learn more about Art and stay updated on the campaign visit his Facebook page: