Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor
August 30, 2012
MARTIN — The Red, White and Blue Festival is just two weeks away, and organizers are giving those planning to attend a sneak peek at what’s in store.
The festival has lined up a variety of musical acts throughout the weekend. On Friday, Sept. 14, folk act His Hopes, Her Dreams gets the festival started at 5 p.m. They will be followed by gospel act Christ Like at 6 p.m., bluegrass group Dawson Creek at 7 p.m., and gospel performers Living Water at 8 p.m. The evening will be capped with a headline performance by local musician CJ the DJ, performing bluegrass, gospel and country.
On Saturday, the action gets started earlier, with country artists Kris Logsdon performing at 12:30 p.m., Nathan Lyttle at 1 p.m., and Jeremy Lindon at 2 p.m.
The stage will go quiet at 3 p.m., to allow festival-goers to watch this year’s parade. But then things will get cranked up once again, as gospel act Grace Note takes the stage at 4:30 p.m. The evening will be thumping, as three country and rock groups play in succession, starting with Wanted at 6 p.m., The Back Roads Band at 7 p.m., and Luna and the Jets at 8 p.m.
Finally, the festival will get its send-off at 9 p.m., as Tyler Stephens plays country music to end the evening.
In addition to music, this year’s festival will also feature a carnival, BCW wrestling and a variety of food and activities booths.
Organizers are encouraging those attending to festival to wear red, white and blue.
For more information about this year’s Red, White and Blue Festival, contact Martin City Hall at (606) 285-9335.