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Music festival celebrates Statesboros heritage
Inaugural event set for March 23-24 at fairgrounds
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It seems only natural for a city that claims Blind Willie McTell’s blues standard “Statesboro Blues” as its own unofficial theme song — and that takes even more pride in the rendition of the same song made famous by The Allman Brothers — to find a way to honor its musical heritage and celebrate what’s to come.This year, Statesboro has decided to do just that — in a big way. Scheduled for March 23–24, the inaugural Statesboro Music Festival will offer two days of nonstop music by performers from a variety of genres, including bluegrass, R&B, soul, rock, Christian, country and reggae. “Lehman Franklin of Statesboro presented the idea (of a music festival) to a group of individuals, and after brainstorming together, we all decided as a group to move forward with the planning and development of the Statesboro Music Festival,” said Stephanie Childs, the event’s director and media relations contact.
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