Friday, September 27, 2013

WellsFest 2013

WellsFest 2013 is tomorrow in Jamie Fowler Boyll Park off Lakeland Drive.  It's one of the better community festivals in the metro area, definitely worth a trip to.  Here is the description from the website:

WellsFest Is...
...A family friendly music festival, admission-free, drawing the best groups around.  
Entertainers donate their time and talent to provide continuous music.
...A fun fair for children, featuring easy-to-win games and creative activities
at low, low prices.
...An art auction where you can bid on works donated by prominent Jackson area artists.  
...A silent auction where you can pick up bargains donated 
by local merchants,innkeepers and restaurateurs.
...An outdoor coffee house where you can relax with friends
and enjoy fantastic homemade desserts.
...A diner's delight, where you can enjoy fine grilled treats from WellsFest Chefs.
...A crafts fair, featuring the top artisans from around Mississippi.
...A pet parade and blessing for our leashable friends at 9 a.m.
...A giant plant sale with some living bargains.

...A 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m
  Music Schedule below the jump.

MUSIC SCHEDULE
 
9:30 - 9:45...WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS 
 
9:45 -10:15...BOB GATES 
 
10:15 - 11:00...NEW BOURBON STREET JAZZ BAND 
 
11:00 - 11:45…LATINISMO! 
 
11:45 - 12:30...ANDREW & JEAN PATES W/ STEVE CHESTER 
 
12:30 - 1:15...THE VAMPS 
 
1:30 - 2:15...FRED KNOBLOCH 
 
2:15 - 3:00...THESE DAYS W/ JESSE ROBINSON 
 
3:00 - 3:45...THE BLUZ BOYS 
 
3:45 - 4:30...TIME TO MOVE BAND
 
     The daylong festival begins with a 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run at 8 a.m., sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, and continues with a whole host of music and activities from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
     Admission to WellsFest, Jackson's first festival, is free.  As some of Jackson's top musicians perform, "WellsFesters" can enjoy good food, coffeehouse treats, a silent auction, children's activities and a stroll through Vendors Village, where artists and craftsmen are displaying their wares.

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