Franklin County notes

Blues & River Festival Aug. 9

The 2013 Capital City Blues & River Festival will be 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Ward Oates Amphitheater in downtown Frankfort. This year's festival features The Lauren Mitchell Band of Sarasota, Fla.

The concert is the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse's main fund-raising event. The Council is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence. As part of its mission, the Council operates SOLACE, the community's only housing for domestic violence and elder abuse victims and operates as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance. The Council also strives to build awareness of child abuse, partner abuse and elder abuse issues.

Preferred seating tables for eight are $250. General admission tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Brothers Barbecue will be available for purchase at the festival or guests can bring dinner. General admission attendees can also bring blankets and chairs.

Tickets are available at the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission, any Farmers Bank location or online at