The event includes a raffle and a silent auction featuring a variety of items from local businesses, including dinners, clothes and accommodations. Annually raising almost $18,000 for the Arts Project, the event is the non-profit group's largest fundraiser.
The money that Bands 'N Beans raises is more important than ever, Strong said, noting that the economic slump has caused municipalities to cut their support of the Project's programming.
"Like everyone else, we're facing a couple of tough years, so this fundraiser is really important for our programs," Strong said.
Admission is $20, and tickets are available at the door. For details, call 668-2616 or visit: www.lakegeorgearts.org