In a matter of days, Dublin will trade in its traditional green for red, white and blue.

Chief among the events will be musical headliner Peter Frampton, known for such classic rock hits as "Do You Feel Like We Do," "Show Me the Way" and "Baby, I Love Your Way."

Frampton is the final performer in a trio of musical acts scheduled to perform for Dublin's Independence Day Celebration.

Events Tuesday, July 4, begin with the 31st annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby at 8 a.m. The derby for kids is held at the pond adjacent to the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road.

At 11 a.m. the focus will move to Bridge Street and Dublin's historic district for the annual parade.

The evening celebration is centered in the Dublin Coffman High School stadium.

"The entertainment lineup begins with The Drowsy Lads, a local Irish band, in celebration of the 30th Dublin Irish Festival set for Aug. 4-6," said Mary Jo DiSalvo, a Dublin events administrator.

"No BS! Brass Band (from Richmond, Virginia) will be the prelude to Peter Frampton and a patriotic fireworks display," she said.

The parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Metro Center -- near the southwest corner of Frantz Road and state Route 161 -- and proceed north on Frantz, east on Bridge Street (state Route 161) and then south on High Street in the historic district.

Rich Taylor, a longtime Dublin resident who is president of Richard Taylor Architects in the Historic District, will serve as grand marshal.

Taylor is vice president for the Historic Dublin Foundation and a member of the Muirfield Association Design Control Committee. He also serves as secretary of the Historic Dublin Business Association. His past volunteer roles include serving as a board member and vice chairman of the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission, Dublin Architectural Review Board member and Dublin Bands Board of Directors member.

Gates for the stadium celebration will open at 4:30 p.m. The Drowsy Lads will play at 4:45 p.m., followed by No BS! Brass at 5:30 p.m. Frampton is scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m.

Fireworks and the grand finale will follow at 9:50 p.m.

Wristbands that will allow admittance to the stadium for Dublin and Dublin City School District residents are available for $5 in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, with proof of residency.

Unsold wristbands will be available for the general public beginning at 11 a.m. July 4 at the stadium.

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