The Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra will be featured along with other musical guests at "Barbeque, Bluegrass and Boom!" on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road.

The Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra will be featured along with other musical guests at "Barbeque, Bluegrass and Boom!" on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road.

Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m.

The NGSO will perform Civil War arrangements set to fireworks. Other bands will include Linville Pike, Denison Bluegrass Ensemble, A New Outlook, Death by Banjo and Frosty Morning Bluegrass with Kenny Sidle.

Food vendors will offer barbecued, grilled and frozen treats.

The event also features costumed Civil War re-enactors.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for youth ages 8 to 18. Children 5 and under are free.

For more information, call (740) 323-2355 or email information@dawesarb.org.


The Dawes Arboretum will hold its perennial plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The sale is open to the public, as well as Friends of Dawes, whose members will receive 10 percent off their purchases.

For more information, call (740) 323-2355 or email laappleman@dawesarb.org.