Downtown Elizabethtown will be able to rock out with local bands during Rok­tober­fest next weekend.

The annual event, in its fifth year, is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Brown-Pusey House Garden and Cherry Alley parking lot. It serves as a fundraiser for the Hardin County AM Rotary Club, said Rick Walters, the club’s executive secretary.

Two bands will be featured: The Crashers and Van Winkle & The Spirits.

The Bowling Green-based Van Winkle & The Spirits play from 4 to 6 p.m. while the Louisville-based The Crashers take over at 6 p.m. and play for the remainder of the free event.

The Crashers have made appearances on late-night television shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” while Van Winkle & The Spirits describe their performances as “music that hits your soul from the inside and makes you feel good.”

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase at the event.

Walters said he expects a couple thousand people to at­tend the event but noted it was difficult to get an official head count. When the Crashers played at Roktoberfest 2017, there was a “really big” crowd, he said.

“The money, of course, ... raised from this goes right back into the community,” Walters said.

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