Steve Studnicky works the microphone and the crowd a year ago during the 2012 Wayne Stock auction at the North Creek Ski Bowl Park. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3. Music and auctions start at noon.
The day-long music festival Wayne Stock VI will be held noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek, featuring many local bands.
Musical acts will include Vinnie Leddick, Flipside, Margo Macero, Freedom Hawk, Dr. Soos, Road Dawgz, the Mulch Brothers and the Lemon Grass Band.
The event will be held rain or shine, and admission is free. Funds are raised a number of ways, including auctions and raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Wayne Stock is the largest fundraiser for the North Country Hardship Fund, founded and managed by Wayne and Tammy Bukovinsky. This year’s Wayne Stock theme is “Believe.”
“I started the NCHF because I BELIEVED in giving back,” Wayne said in the promotional material. “I BELIEVED in creating an organization whose sole mission was to help victims of tragedy. Five years later, I am proud to say that our organization has helped many individuals and families suffering from a tragic event.”
Wayne Stock recently earned top honors in the Johnsonville Best of US contest, pitting unsung heroes against each other to find out who is the best in making America great. Johnsonville — the sausage company from Sheboygan Falls, Wisc. — awarded the Bukovinskys the grand prize of $10,000 on June 24 for winning the contest.
Here is the lineup:
12-12:50 p.m. Vinnie Leddick
12:55-1:45 p.m. Margo Macero
1:45-2:30 p.m. Auction
2:30-3:20 p.m. Flipside
3:20-4:20 p.m. Auction
4:20-5:10 p.m. Road Dawgz
5:10-6:10 p.m. Auction
6:10-7 p.m. Mulch Bros.
7-7:55 p.m. Rock Block/HD/Event
7:55-8:45 p.m. Lemon Grass Band
9-9:50 p.m. Freedom Hawk
10:10-11 p.m. Dr. Soos
11 p.m. G’NITE CLEVELAND
The North Country Hardship Fund is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that was born from the Wayne Stock benefit held in 2008 to raise funds for Wayne Bukovinsky, who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Wayne is slowly recovering thanks to all the people who donated to his cause.
As a way of giving back to the community, Wayne started the North Country Hardship Fund to raise money for others who have suffered tragedies, such as a fire or a major illness. The small grants are designed to help people until bigger help arrives.
The North Country Hardship Fund raises money through donations and benefits, such as Wayne Stock, and serves five counties: Warren, Essex, Hamilton, Washington and Saratoga.
The North Country Hardship Fund has given out $64,000 to families in need since 2010. Wayne Stock alone brought in about $32,000 just last year, and this will be the event’s sixth year.
For more information, contact the Bukovinskys at 251-4122. Also visit the North Country Hardship fund online via their website, www.northcountryhardshipfund.org, or on their Facebook group.