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Saturday’s Knobby Knees Music Festival in downtown Albany will benefit the Flint Riverkeeper conservation group that monitors the quality of water in the Flint River and its tributaries.

ALBANY — The Flint River is one of southwest Georgia’s greatest natural treasures.

Musicians participating in Saturday’s Knobby Knees Music Festival will play to benefit the Flint Riverkeeper, an organization that works tirelessly to preserve the Flint and its natural beauty for generations to come.

The Knobby Knees Festival, which is slated to run from noon to midnight in front of the Flint RiverQuarium in downtown Albany, will offer eight different bands for event patrons to enjoy. Musical genres from bluegrass to reggae to country to rock and funk will be represented ... a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday’s festival will be a fun, family-friendly event for all ages and will include music, food and various vendors on the streets of downtown Albany. The event kicks off at noon and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening until midnight. Sundowner Motel will kick off the music, followed by Bodean and the Poachers. The Evergreen Family Band will be up next, followed by Sound Culture. The Flint River Band will lead into the evening and be followed by Royal Johnson.

The evening will get into full swing with Unbreakable Bloodline and capped off by Funk You.

A varied selection of food and craft vendors will be on hand for festival participants.Music fans — and lovers of the Flint — are encouraged to bring a chair and have a day of music and fun.

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