On Saturday, Aug. 20, there will be a Barefoot Ball fundraising event featuring live music by two local original rock bands, Steel Toe Booty and The Rugged, at the Jackson Community Center, 252 Villages Road. The fun will being at 8 p.m.

Steel Toe Booty, known for rock ‘n’ roll that sticks to your bones, is reuniting for this special event. The band thrilled audiences all over Waldo County and the state before life led the group’s members to new projects. Steel Toe Booty features Cody Tibbetts (of The Class Machine and The Rugged) on guitar and vocals; Kelly Ravin (of Burlington-based Waylon Speed) on drums and vocals; and Tim Valliere (of The Rugged) on bass.

Newly formed The Rugged is better than a Sunday morning shot of Jim Beam. Band members include Travis Lloyd (of The Travis Lloyd Band) on guitar and vocals, Cody Tibbetts on drums and vocals and Tim Valliere on bass.

The Barefoot Ball takes its name seriously; to be eligible for door prizes, one must show some toe. Concessions will include fresh pizza and hot dogs; attendees can bring their own beverages to the 21-and-older evening.

There is no cover charge, but donations are encouraged. Proceeds will benefit efforts to establish a Jackson community-oriented nonprofit. For more information, contact Jenny or Cody Tibbetts at 722-4228.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.