A fireworks show, classic Southern Rock, and up-and-coming young Tennessee talent will headline Boogie, Blues, and Barbeque at the 10th annual Wartrace MusicFest on Saturday, June 7. The six piece Allman Brothers tribute band Midnight Riders will close the show with a fireworks display beginning at 10 p.m.
The main stage will also feature the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Blues Challenge C.J. Vaughn, who also has been recognized as the International Blues Festival Guide’s 2009 Blues Artist On The Rise. Nashville singer-songwriter Tyler Flowers and his six piece band The Good Sirs will open the main stage at 6:30 p.m. Flowers has appeared on Conan O-Brien, Fox and Friends, and the Grand Ole Opry as an accompanists for Sarah Darling. He’s a winner of the Puckett’s “Rising Star” songwriting competition in Nashville.
Wartrace Mayor and MusicFest committee chairman Don Stacy says, “Every year we strive to upgrade the quality of the musical entertainment at MusicFest and this year, our tenth, I believe we’re knocking it out of the park with exceptional talent plus an exciting fireworks show to close the evening.”
Gates will open at 3 p.m. with music starting at 3:30 p.m. on the tent stage featuring the Jake Apple Trio and the East Bedford County All Stars and their invited guests. Barbeque cooked on the premises will be available all day with covered table seating near the tent stage. A Kid’s Zone will feature an inflatable slide, art tables, hula hoops, face painting, and corn hole contests.
Admission to Boogie, Blue, and Barbeque is $5 and children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is free. The event is a non-profit endeavor produced by the Town of Wartrace and the Wartrace Chamber of Commerce to raise money for civic improvements to the town. MusicFest is presented by radio station 93.9 The Duck and sponsors include Newton Nissan South, Curl Construction and Excavating, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, First Community Bank, Hawkins Asphalt Paving, and Hawkins and Price.
Vendor space is still available by calling Wartrace Town Hall at 931.389-6144. For additional information, stage schedules, and directions visit www.wartracemusicfest.org and http://www.facebook.com/wartracemusicfest.
Wartrace is located approximately one hour’s drive south of Nashville off exit #97 on I-24 East.