Monday, March 7, 2011
THOMSON, Ga. – The Activities Council of Thomson has announced the lineup for this year’s Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival.
According to their release, this year’s roster features Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and includes Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Hall & the Prisoners of Love featuring Jack Pearson, the Georgia Horns featuring Chris Crenshaw and Marcus Printup, Jack Pearson, Atlanta's Mark Miller & Travelin Shoes, and Crosstie Walkers.
The festival will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the regular festival site located on Stagecoach Road.
The festival pays tribute to country blues legend Willie McTell. McTell was born and buried in the Happy Valley area of McDuffie County.
Along with music, the festival has vendors serving traditional Southern food such as chicken, ribs, and fish. Tickets go on sale in mid-March and will be available locally at the Chamber office, as well as, on line at www.blindwillie.com.