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Weekend music festival scheduled near Colquitt

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

COLQUITT, Ga. -- Thirteen musical acts, including such regional favorites as Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers, the Bo Henry Band and Spong, will take the stage this weekend at the second annual Briar Patch Music Festival.

"There was a lot of interest in the festival the first time around, but we had it in what was the worst possible weather," festival organizer Jeb Tabb said. "We've had our growing pains, and I think we're ready now to have an event that people in our region will get behind."

In addition to the aforementioned trio of acts, other performers scheduled for the Friday/Saturday Briar Patch fest are Rollin' in the Hay, Betsy Frank & the Bareknuckle Band, PlumNelle Moon, Bubba Hall and Destiny Brown, Tony Brook Band, BIGGEST BAND IN THE LAND, Wainwright Applegate, Evergreen Family Band, Midnight Matinee and the Suex Effect.

Music will kick off Friday at 6 p.m.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," Henry, another of the festival organizers, said. "There will be plenty of good music in a laid-back atmosphere. This is the kind of event people in this area have been wanting for a long time."

Tickets for the festival are $20 a day or $30 for the weekend. Children 12-under pay only $5 a day. A limited number of camper hook-ups are available for $50, which covers the whole weekend. Campers, generators and tents are welcome.

The Briar Patch Festival will be held on the grounds of the Super B Ranch at 2785 Colquitt Highway (Georgia 27). The site is 9 miles south of Colquitt.

For additional information or band lineup, check out www.briarpatchmusicfestival.com or click on the link to the festival's Facebook page. Campers may be reserved and tickets purchased by emailing briarpatchmusic@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available in Albany at Harvest Moon restaurant.

A portion of the proceeds from the Briar Patch Festival will go to the Hasan Shriners.