ALAMO -- An annual Alamo tradition resumes Saturday at the 31st Alamo Rotary Music and Wine Festival, where organizers hope to generate money for local school music programs.
The festival is anticipated to draw close to 1,000 people to Alamo Plaza -- at Stone Valley Road and Danville Boulevard -- for music by local school groups and rocking dance music in the evening, food, drinks and raffle prizes.
Music students from San Ramon Valley and Monte Vista high schools, and Stone Valley and Rancho Romero middle schools will perform, beginning at noon.
The band PUSH, featuring KGO-TV anchor Dan Ashley, will play from 4 to 7 p.m., with an intermission by the Alamo Elementary School Choir. Immediately after PUSH's show, the 2013 Alamo Citizen of the Year will be announced. Past winners include Andrew H. Young, Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, and last year's winner Nancy Dommes.
Selected wines will be on sale from Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Children will be entertained with a play zone, a rock climbing wall and a new photo booth.
Prizes will be raffled off during the event, including a group tour of the New York Stock Exchange, golf for four at the Round Hill Country Club, a mountain bike from Alamo Bicycles, dinner for two at Faz and tickets to an A's or Giants game. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20 for the mountain bike drawing.
Dinner tickets are $15 and include food from restaurants Maggie Ray's BBQ and Faz.
The dance party band Groove Doctors headlines the festivities with a concert from 8 to 10 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at Mark Kahn Jewelers at 925-837-3262 or by calling Diane at 925-262-3785.
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