The Free Range Music Festival will host a volunteer appreciation party Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fallout Shelter Café  of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. All are welcome including past volunteers, those interested in volunteering and anyone curious about the festival in general.

There will be food and drinks, photos and videos to share and music from the past two festivals featured on the stereo. The 2012 festival volunteer opportunities will be presented and festival organizers will be on hand to answer general festival questions. There also will be giveaways and fest merchandise available at some seriously low, one-time-only sale prices.

The Free Range Music Festival is a volunteer powered, grassroots, annual springtime celebration of original music in downtown Belfast, featuring a dynamic lineup of emerging and veteran artists. Participating musicians travel from near and far, representing a wide range of genres and musical backgrounds, everything from indie rock to bluegrass, a cappella vocal groups to hip hop. The 2011 Free Range Music Festival featured performances by 32 acts across eight venues. The 2012 festival (the event’s third year) will follow the same model, presenting an all-new lineup of musicians from multiple genres.

For more information visit freerangemusicfestival.com; send email to info@freerangemusicfestival.com; or find the event on Facebook.