“It is going to be a great big party,” said Dr. Mark Fielding, chairman of the Lakeside Hospice Blues Fest and Car Show.
The Lakeside Hospice Blues Fest and Car Show is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11, at Lakeside Park. The event is free to the public, however donations will be accepted benefiting Lakeside Hospice.
On Saturday, cars for the car show will begin rolling into Lakeside Park at 8 a.m., Fielding said.
“We are expecting about 100 cars,” he said. “And it will be a judged car show, with trophies for the winners.”
Fielding said Saturday events include the Mike Erwin Band from 11-11:45 a.m., the Road House Band from 12:15-1:15 p.m., a karate demonstration from 1:30-2 p.m., Randy Buell and the Persuaders from 2:15-3:15 p.m., raffles and door prizes from 3:15-3:45 p.m., headliner Little G. Weevil from 3:45-5:15 p.m., Deanna Capps from 5:30-5:45 p.m., and a dance demonstration from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
“Saturday is Blues music,” he said. “Sunday will feature Bluegrass and Gospel music.”
Fielding said Sunday events include a Sunday devotion from 11-11:15 a.m., local talent from 11:30-12:30 a.m., raffle and door prizes from 12:30-1 p.m., The Stomp Band from 1-1:45 p.m., the Pine Mountain Bluegrass Band from 2:15-3:30, and the Matthew Powel Band from 4-5 p.m.
“We will have something for people of all ages,” he said.
Fielding said the goal of the Lakeside Hospice Blues Fest and Car Show is to fill Lakeside Park with music and food and fun for the whole family.
“We will have arts, crafts, information booths, plenty of food, and children’s activities,” he said.
Fielding said there has been a lot of positive feedback about the event.
“A lot of people have said they are looking forward to attending the Blues Fest,” he said. “We are expecting a big turnout.”
Fielding said signs will be posted at the entrance to Lakeside Park if the event is cancelled due to severe weather.
“We are going to think positively, and hope for good weather,” he said. “We want everyone to come enjoy the live music and look at the cars. The Blues Fest is a great time to fellowship and see neighbors and friends.”
For more information call Mark Fielding at 205-338-4545, Terry Lee at 205-812-5312, or Tracey Whitten at 205-884-1111.