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The Meansville Music Festival Was a Whole Lot of Fun - Saturday, September 28th

MEANSVILLE - The City of Meansville hosted the Meansville Music Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 12 to 6 p.m. Parking was free and so was admission!

There was a car and bike show as well as inflatables and pony rides for the kids. There were raffles and door prizes and great music all afternoon!

There many wonderful vendors sign up including booths offering home decor, jewelry, fashion, hats, unique crafts and homemade gifts, Christmas decor, stationary for the upcoming holidays, original artwork, clay creations, local honey, fragrance, and bath soap and salts!

There were food vendors will offer a variety of delicious food items including alligator bites, boiled peanuts, corn dogs, cotton candy, cheesesteak sandwiches, nachos, funnel cakes, fried oreos, pork skins, and more!

There was a whole lot of mingling with friends and family as the musicians sang. And the best part was dancing in the rain when the bottom dropped out, and we got rain for the first time in months!

If you missed out on this year's festival, look for it again next year!

ADDED: Here’s the tentative schedule for Saturday:
12:00 Rivers Edge
1:00 Gracie May
1:30 Call the Neighbors
2:00 Matt Floyd
3:00 Caleb Anthony
4:00 Logan Winkles
And some time during equipment change Alyssa is going to sing 2 original songs

Here is some background on the musicians:

Born and raised here in Meansville, Matt Floyd has had music surrounding his life since he was a very young child. His dad and mom were both musicians in the area, from the front porches to the church. His talent ranges from playing piano & string instruments, to sound and digital enhancement. He has been part of a number of bands that rock the local bars, including the Sage Hill String Band, Sol Junky, Sound on Film, Griffin Rythm, Experimental Lucas, Inspektorspectre, and many more. His drum skills rock any stage! We are excited to have him as a part of our festival!

Chasity Alissa Williams. This gorgeous sixteen year old Georgia Peach from Thomaston has been writing her own songs for years. She excels at showing her personality and talent in her songs. One of her goals in life is to show people who she is through her music and lyrics. Music has been a coping skill for her, and she wants to show the world how much more exciting life is with music from the heart. We can wait to hear her originals debut at our festival!

Country Music Hall of Fame Legends Rivers Edge with David Thompson - mandolin, Dan Kilgore - Bass, Clifford Whitten - guitar & lead singer, Ross McQueen - lead guitar, and Don Dysart - banjo. Musical talent that pours from the fingers and voices of these fine men landed each of the members of Rivers Edge a place in The Country Music Hall of Fame! These men have played all over, but our favorite is when they play in their hometown! Pike county is blessed by not only their love for music, but their love for family and God in our beautiful country town!

Call the Neighbors with Dylan Shiflett - Guitar, Lead Vocals, Carson Anesetti - Lead Guitar, Brandon Witt - Bass, Daniel Deluzio - Synth/Keyboards, and Tucker Jones - Drums. Call The Neighbors is an American rock band from Georgia that started under the name KAYV. The band is currently working on recording a rock/alternative album. This young group of men have been involved with music for the majority of their lives. Many of their inspirations come from 90’s rock, classical rock, and alternative rock.

Based out of Newnan, Ga, Smoke & Mirrors is a cover band that plays cover songs not played by a typical cover band. Its set list includes songs from Cream, Boston, Nirvana, Bush and many others. Take a look at their web page at smokeandmirrors.band to see their complete set list. Rick Sewell – Drums, Lead vocals, Randy Ivey – Guitar, Lead vocals, Dave Holec – Bass, vocals, and Tim Ray – Guitar, vocals.

Gracie May is a beautiful young girl from the heart of the south that has been playing guitar for over three years. She prefers to play bluegrass and country music. Her favorite artist is Miranda Lambert. She has been influenced by music her whole life and enjoys getting to play and sing with her family, including country music hall of fames very own Clifford Whitten, from the band Rivers Edge. Balancing her education and love for music comes second nature to this beauty!

Caleb Anthony is a Meansville grown local acoustic artist, born and raised in this beautiful southern soil! As a rough and rowdy child, he grew up on a farm in Meansville where music was an integral part of his childhood. Influence from his great grandmother's gospel piano, and his brother's alternative guitar sparked the aspiration that has now become a performance that ignites feelings to your soul.

Logan Winkles and Hartley Station features Logan Winkles-Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Hayden Richardson-Lead Guitar, Ryan Hilton-Rhythm Guitar/Keys, Bryce House-Back up Vocals, Tre Housman-Bass guitar, and Matt Fortson-Drums. Born and raised in the soulful hotbed of Middle Georgia, Logan Winkles and Hartley Station have had multiple genres of music infused into their being. Their earliest influences came from the writing styles of Country Greats like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, but also from the Soul originators like Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, and Etta James. Throw in a little Southern Rock and some R&B into the mix, and you'll have an idea of where their minds wander when they write the songs that tell their heart's story.

Submitted 9.24.19