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Lake Wylie Music Fest anchors June 8

Lake Wylie boaters can anchor and listen to the music as Lake Wylie Music Fest returns this summer on June 8.

Jan Pendleton, along with husband Jon and friends Paul Noble and Caroline Boatright, launched the fest in 2010, with concerts at “The Cow Cove” in the back of Boyd’s Cove.

Performers set up on a beach stage at a private residence playing to an audience of as many as 150 boats, or 500 people, bobbing on the water. The show is accessible by boat only.

The music line-up includes regional acts, including “American Idol” contestant Josh Sanders of Kannapolis, N.C. This year’s initial set begins at 2 p.m. called Lake Locals & Fest Familiars Gettin’ the Party Started with Tony TBone, Demperio Hertz Music, and Chris Shepherd & Friends, followed by the fest’s traditional Sunset Celebration at 3:30 p.m. with The Mighty RhythmBusters, Fountain Penn, Eddie Barnette Band, Josh Sanders & Band, Red Dirt Revelators, Chubby Knuckles, and ending at dark with a special fire finale by Stray Cat.

Boaters are challenged to decorate their boats, and prepare special food and drink to celebrate the fest. A panel of floating judges will award trophies.

For more information, visit LakeWylieMusicFest.com. Volunteers are still needed for cleanup. Email jan@lakewyliemusicfest.com.

BFL tourney June 15 on Lake Wylie

The Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division anchors at Lake Wylie June 15.

For more information visit FLW Outdoors.com.

Water emergency team needs volunteers

The York County Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers to join the team.

The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and search for missing people.

Scuba divers and non-divers are needed. Visit yorkcountyert.com to find out more. For more information, call 803-372-7593.

Covekeepers meet at T-Bones

The Covekeepers, volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeeper, meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at T-Bones on the Lake.

The public is invited. For more information or to report water concerns, visit catawbariverkeeper.org.

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Email fishing and boating news to news@lakewyliepilot.com

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