Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1st Annual Legion Park Music Festival Set for November 10

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The 1ST Annual Legion State Park Music Festival “RUNNIN & STRUMMIN” is scheduled for November 10th at Louisville’s Legion State Park. Grab your kids, your friends, Granny and Pops and your guitars and come out and spend the day. Enjoy the music and the musicians of our area featuring bluegrass, gospel, country, folk, mountain and Delta Blues.

The day starts with a bang with a 5K Run /Walk at 10:00 am. (Registration at 9:00 am – preregistration available – a pdf can be downloaded from their website or is available at the Winston County Partnership’s office) The race will begin at the Louisville Coliseum and head to the finish line at the Lodge at Legion. Runners will be greeted at the park entrance and the venues along the route with music by our artists as they finish the race.

Enjoy the beautiful fall setting of Louisville’s Legion State Park as you stroll from venue to venue on tree covered lanes. Visit the historic Lodge and the recently restored post and beam Davis L. Fair, Jr. Pavilion. Shuttle service will be available throughout the park and food vendors will be available.

Bring your guitar, dulcimer, banjo or harp for just maybe a little impromptu “jam session" at designated venues throughout the park. There will be a children's programs starting at 10 AM at the Davis L. Fair Pavilion.

The day concludes with a patriotic program honoring our veterans including patriotic music and a fireworks display at the amphitheater overlooking Lake Toppasha.

Scheduled to appear at this time are, The Reed Brothers, Chunk BlueGrass, The Wells Gospel Quartet, Caleb Childs, Alan Sibley, Estes Switch, Clay Mercer, Chuck Luke, Tracy McCully, Jeanne Jones and Friends, Native American Flutist – Allen Winters, Wes Stapp and Ken Sanders.

You can find out more on the festival’s website at and on their Facebook page – Legion Music Festival

The Festival is made possible through the efforts of The Friends of Legion State Park and local sponsors including: Louisville Tourism Committee, The Taylor Group,Dr. & Mrs. Ron Gammill, East Mississippi Community College, Hughes Management, Shuqualak Lumber Co., Inc, Waring Oil Company, Neil Propane, Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co, Porter Funeral Home, Eubanks Wrecker Service, Polo Custom Products, Winston County Board of Supervisors, The John Mitchell Family, Louisville Bankers Association, Crowson Auto World, Southern Auto Body Shop, Chancery Clerk Clerk Julie Cunningham ,Circuit Clerk Kim Ming, Tax Assessor Darlene Bane, Sheriff Jason Pugh, WinstonWebNews, The Silver Goose/Moody Furniture, Winston Medical Center.

All revenue goes toward the maintenance and improvement of Legion State Park.

Here’s what you need to know:

COST: Admission is $5 per vehicle

PARKING: Upon entry, a parking pass is provided – allowing exit and re-entry if necessary. Public parking is specified and limited to one location. (5K race participants are allowed to park at the lodge where the race concludes)

FOOD/REFRESHMENTS: A food vendor will be available near the parking area and 1st music venue and also near the Lodge.

RESTROOMS: There are several permanent handicap-accessible restroom facilities throughout the park as well as porta-johns available for the event.

TRANSPORT: The public is encouraged to take their time and enjoy the park. Most venues are on paved lanes and are easy to access. For those needing or desiring assistance, golf cart and shuttles will be available throughout the day from the parking area to the various venues.

MORE INFO: A map and schedule of events will be provided as you enter the park.

PETS: NO PETS ALLOWED. Due to the volume of people and the fireworks display, please do not bring your pets.

SEATING: Limited seating is available at each venue and festival-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.