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Tree Stock raises money for a good cause

Street festival targets village beautification

May 25, 2012

Germantown - In an effort to beautify Germantown, a new fundraiser is coming to Main Street.

Tree Stock, a benefit concert featuring six bands, is slated for 3:30 to 10 p.m. June 2 on Main Street and at Barley Pop Pub and Restaurant and BuBs Irish Pub.

The Tree Stock Committee, which is part of Leadership Germantown, has scheduled bands to play both indoor and outdoors throughout the event. Cross Over New York kicks off the festival at 3:30 p.m. at Barley Pop's outdoor stage. The music has a staggered start at each location and Ryan McIntire, a solo artist, begins playing indoors at BuBs at 4 p.m. The Andrew Gelles Band performs second at Barley Pop and Jack Damage takes the stage at BuBs following Cross Over New York.

Both stages feature a headlining band that is scheduled to perform for three hours each. The Orphans, a cover band with more than 1,200 songs in their repertoire, performs on the outdoor stage.

The night concludes at BuBs where the cover band Oil Can Harry performs.

"They are great bands and have a huge catalog," said Joe Masiarchin, committee member for Tree Stock. "They're all regional bands that have a good following in this area."

Event benefits village

Proceeds are being donated to support the beautification of Germantown through the addition of 40 hanging flower baskets on Main Street, as well as trees for the Kinderberg Park Terrace.

Tree Stock will be set up as a street festival on Main Street, which will be closed down for the event. There will be a pig roast, brats, burgers and other food vendors stationed for the duration of the event.

"We're focusing it as a community, family event," Masiarchin said.

The cost to attend is $10. Presale tickets are available for $8 at BuBs, N116 W16218 Main St., Barley Pop, N116 W16137 Main St., and the Germantown Department of Recreation, N112 W17001 Mequon Road.

Hanging pots, planting trees

The leadership group was able to purchase baskets and began growing flowers in February due to corporate sponsorships, however, additional funds are still needed to complete the project. The goal is to raise the $10,000 at Tree Stock, Masiarchin said, to complete the Main Street project and continue efforts of planting trees around the community.

"We're looking at slow-growth, hardwood trees that will be here for the next 100-150 years and we'll be completing the terrace along Kinderberg Park, which we are really excited about," he said.

Once the trees are purchased, there will be a community planting day in the fall that will include help from Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops.

Because of the extent of tree planting Germantown Leadership hopes to accomplish, the name Tree Stock was given to the festival.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Treestock benefit concert/music festival

WHEN: 3:30 to 10 p.m. June 2

WHERE: Main Street, Barley Pop and BuBs Irish Pub

WHY: Raise money for beautification projects in Germantown

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