Parsons Peavine Festival Set For April 25 - 26
The 8th annual Parsons Pea Vine Music, Arts and Crafts Festival will be held April 25 and 26 in downtown Parsons. Street vendors will be on hand with arts and crafts items and a variety of food items. This year’s festival format has been extended to include yard sale vendors. Go to the Peavine Festival website at http://music.parsonspeavinefestival.com and click on the apply tab for more information. Food, Arts and Crafts, and Yard Sale vendors will be open by 10:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday along West Second Street. Plans include musical entertainment throughout each day with Faith and Family Night beginning on the main stage Friday night at 6:30.
On Saturday, the 26th, a Festival Talent Contest will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. Talent Show applications are available at the Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Parsons City Hall, Parsons Public Library, The News Leader, Red Door Galleria, or online at http://music.parsonspeavinefestival.com.
At 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Raven and Red, an award-winning bluegrass, country, and acoustic music band formed in 2009 by lead singer/guitarist Mitchell Lane, who is Judy King’s grandson and fiddler/singer Brittany Jones will be on stage. They have performed concerts at various festivals, venues, and events throughout the Southeast and are also very excited to be performing at this year’s festival.
The annual BBQ Cook Off Contest, sponsored by the Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, will be held with the contest winners announced at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday night the Festival moves to the Hangar at the old airport site on West Ninth Street for the Grand Finale as the Radio Daze Big Band presents an encore performance from last year’s festival. The City of Parsons has renovated the big hangar at the old airport and now boasts a versatile 40-foot stage that is equipped to present various forms of entertaining events. Radio Daze first appeared on the Nashville music scene in 1994 and quickly established itself as one of the city's favorite dance bands. Boasting a 23-piece orchestra, complete with 4 vocalists, Radio Daze's diverse repertoire captures the many sounds of almost every era of the 20th century, including the swing era of the 1930s and 40s, the non-stop fun of 50s pop, the smooth sounds of Motown, and the soul of disco!
You won't want to miss grabbing a partner and swingin' to "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," doing the twist to - what else - "The Twist", dancing the electric slide to "Mustang Sally" or funkin' out to "Play that Funky Music White Boy." If you need to slow down a bit, we'll play a romantic tune just for you, such as "When I Fall in Love", "Unforgettable" or "Let's Stay Together."
Make plans now to come out and enjoy the festival! For more information, contact City Hall at 731-847-6358 or go to the Peavine Festival website at http://music.parsonspeavinefestival.com.
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The Parsons Regional Historical Museum is open to the public. Enter the main museum and the Civil War Room through the library. Admission $2.00 per person.
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except Wednesday when the library closes at 2 pm.
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