Special to SEGAZINE
Beginning at 11 a.m. on June 7 at Hunter Field in Waynesville, SEGAFEST will offer one of the largest lineups of performers assembled for a single day event in recent area history.
Artists performing at the festival encompass a broad selection of musicians from Southeast Georgia and the surrounding area. This year’s lineup features up and coming young singer song writers as well as seasoned vets, including current Georgia Music Awards Country Teen Artist of the Year Nominee , Nate Kenyon who sung his way into the living rooms and hearts of America as a semi-finalist on the hit television show America’s Got Talent, and the Blues Man of the South himself, Mr. Gitlo Lee.
Those artists alone would make the festival’s five dollar admission fee seem like an extremely good bargain, but SEGAFEST doesn’t stop there. If you’re a fan of folk/Americana, you definitely don’t want to miss the soulful and heartfelt lyrics of Laurie Rider. Perhaps your phone number includes the digits 5309, your husband or boyfriend’s name is Jessie, or you just love 80’s rock, if so the Members Only Band will have a song or two just for you. If it’s classic rock you crave, Sugar Creek has you taken care of. From Austin Lane to Nick Bryant to Nora Ricci, the list of outstanding performers goes on and on like a live juke box of amazing talent.
SEGAFEST doesn’t limit the festivities to just music. This year’s festival also includes the Cruizn’ for a Cause Car Show, bounce houses, slides, and other activities in a fun and family friendly environment. There will be plenty of great food and arts and craft vendors as well. The festival is a charity event with all proceeds going to The Gap House Recovery Community Center.
Festival creator and organizer Jesse Mobley said “This event has been very much needed and a long time coming. It is my hope SEGAFEST will become an annual community tradition that will provide entertainment to our citizens and bring visitors to our area for years to come.”
For more information, please visit www.segafest.com.