Legendary country music star Emmylou Harris has launched a new festival initiative to raise funds for her animal shelter.
The animal-loving singer will headline the inaugural Woofstock event at The Woods Ampitheatre in Fontanel, Tennessee on August 18th. She will be joined by Buddy Miller and Mike Ferris, among other stars on the bill.
All proceeds from the festival will benefit Harris' Bonaparte's Retreat dog rescue organization.
She says, "We have partnered with Metro Animal Control, and we are great friends with Nashville Humane, so there will be other rescues there. There will be dogs there that are available for adoption, and we are telling people to bring their own dogs, because we will have a dog beach with umbrellas, and lots of fun for the dogs."
"We just wanted it to be a day where people could come out and have fun, bring their dogs, listen to some music, have some good food."
"Mainly, we want to raise awareness of shelter dogs in the area - not just at Bonaparte's - but all the rescues in the area that are available for adoption in our community. We really hope it will be an annual event."