The benefit concert Kornstalk will return to downtown Arlington from July 12 to 14 to collect food and raise funds for the Arlington Community Food Bank.

The three-day concert is free and will be held at the Legion Park stage.

“We have a good lineup of music,” said Sarah Lopez, community revitalization project manager with the city of Arlington.

“We have a lot of country music to go with the theme,” she said.

This is the second year that the benefit concert will be held for the community in downtown Arlington and is meant to help the local food bank.

It began as something local musician Johnny Green put together at his house each year, but they moved it to the stage Green and other local volunteers helped build at Legion Park.

“I think it went pretty well last year. It’s growing. It was the first year so it was a little slow,” he said.

Green said he looks forward to collecting for the food bank.

“We will be raising funds for the Arlington Community Food Bank and people are encouraged to bring a can of food or some money,” said Lopez.

Bands were brought in through the city’s hotel/motel tax fund and some are local bands that helped to organize last year’s event as well.

On July 12 there will be four bands playing.

That includes the Old Time Fiddlers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Dan Canyon Band from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Pack String from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the Wild Turkeys from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The next day will involve five performances, and that includes the play for kids Purrlie’s Mission to the Milky Way for Kids from 11 a.m. to noon, Derringer Darlingtons from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Moon Sirens dance group from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Rachelle Wright Band from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the Classic Roads Band from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The final two performances on July 14 will be A Well Known Stranger from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Voices of the Village from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s Kornstalk features a longer lineup and an extra day.

“We’re extending it further into the evening than usual,” said Lopez, so people can come to the festival after browsing through the downtown area at the end of the night.

Kornstalk is also happening at the same days as this year’s Arlington Street Fair.

“I worked with Sarah when we were putting the stage together and she asked if we had thought about the Street Fair, so we thought we could combine the two, sort of get some more attention,” said Green.

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