Lake Worth Beach Music Festival Benefits Animal Rescue and Dog Adoption

If you’re the person who took the band KISS seriously when they sang, “I want to rock and roll all night and party every day,” well, you, my friend, are in luck.

Well, maybe not everything night – but for part of the night and much of the day there will be plenty of rock with a dozen bands playing the seventh annual Bark Back Benefit.

This Saturday music festival at the Bryant Park Amphitheater in Lake Worth Beach will run from noon to 11 p.m. and will benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary.

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Hosting and headlining the event will be hometown heroes and ultimate entertainment band Spred the Dub, providing copious amounts of good time reggae. There will also be sets from the Leafy Greens Band, Paper Carcass, The Killbillies, The Copper Tones, Firewater Tent Revival, Joel da Silva, Joey Calderaio, The Shake, The Resolvers, Boxelder Reunion and Palm Beach Fire Bagpipers & Drum Corp.

For the “party every day” part, expect a lot of that as well.

With great music keeping the mood festive, attendees can experience the craft beer garden, several beer gardens and a car show curated by Dee’s Road Rascals which features a mix of vintage, custom and exotic cars as well as bikes.

One of the most anticipated events, however, is the First Responder Rescue Trail Walk.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the annual event pairs first responders with adoptable dogs as they strut down the catwalk (technically, that’s what it’s called, otherwise it could be renamed “dogwalk”!)

Check out adoptable puppies at the annual First Responder Rescue Trail Walk at 6 p.m. at the Bark Back Benefit at the Bryant Park Amphitheater in Lake Worth.

Good times, good music, shopping and dog parades will whet the appetite.

Fear not: the Bark Back Benefit will feature dishes from Subculture Coffee, Plant Based Mafia, Broadway Bistro, Sarlett’s Smoked BBQ Pit, Gigi’s Shaved Ice, Juju’s Feel Good Foods, The Crumb Up, Mom & Pop’s Beverage & Snacks and Reinaldito’s Gastronomia .

Adoptable dogs will be on hand – no pre-registration necessary – in case you are looking to provide a forever home.

Believe me, it’s an investment that will pay you back a thousand times over: a dog’s love is absolute; his loyalty is absolute. Try to put a price on this.

This event was started by longtime friends who wanted to create something beautiful after the tragic loss of two pets.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides essential services to over 34,000 animals each year and works with local rescues to expand rescue work in Palm Beach County. Information:

Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary works to rescue local animals in need of rescue, helps reduce pet overpopulation, and helps keep Palm Beach a kill-free county. Information:

Bark Back Benefit Music Festival in aid of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Where: Bryant Park Amphitheater, 100 S. Golfview Road, Lake Worth

When: noon to 11 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $10 at the door


Eddie Ritz is a reporter for the Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. He has lived in the West Palm Beach area for over 30 years and, from mild to wild, will cover notable community events. You can reach him at Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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