Festival to benefit park
Published 12:16 am Wednesday, December 20, 2006
By By Lydia Grimes – lifestyles reporter
Residents are invited to show off their musical skills for the first Brewton Songwriters Festival to be held in February, with proceeds benefiting the Brewton Quality of Life Committee's plans for sprucing up Burnt Corn Creek Park.
The committee will be holding auditions for the festival Thursday, Dec. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. for local talent at T.R. Miller High School Auditorium.
These auditions will be for acts to perform at the first Brewton Songwriters Festival to be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, to benefit the projects planned for the improvement of Burnt Corn Creek Park. The proceeds of the festival will help in the building of a bandstand and theater in the park.
Six local acts will be selected to earn a position to perform at the Brewton Songwriters Festival which will include performances by Hank Adam Locklin Jr., Grayson Capps, Sawmill Band and two Nashville songwriters to be named later.
There is no entry fee to perform at the talent show, but entrants should bring instruments and talent and be prepared to perform two acts. The six chosen winners will need to prepare a 20-minute act at the festival.
The auditions are open to the public with a $5 admission fee.
Anyone interested in auditions can e-mail Kelly Grosso at firstname.lastname@example.org.