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The sixth annual Soupstock music and arts festival will take place June 20 and 21 in Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) in downtown Shelton.

The festival offers a mixture of arts, culture and cuisine. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m-10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Music headliners are Los Angeles electrofunk powerhouse Particle, New Orleans funk group Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Ryan Montbleau. Also sharing top billing are Cabinet and Roots of Creation.

Other performers are Nardy Boy, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, and local favorites the Alpaca Gnomes and Hubinger St.


Vendors, art and cook-offs


The vendor village will be larger than ever, with over 50 handmade artisans and 10 food trucks. The Kids Zone will provide a safe, interactive environment for children ages 12 and younger.

The festival also includes an art competition and pro/am soup cook-off on Saturday, and chili cook-off on Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for soup or chili tent. Children 12 and younger are free. Family package is $35 per day.

Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, which promotes the arts among young people in the Valley.

More information at www.soupstockfestival.org.