'Pork' comes to Goat Festival

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just weeks after Lewisburg received $8,000 from its state representative for the Goats, Music and More Festival this October, the city has "locked in" a few musical acts.

"Lee Roy Parnell and Delbert McClinton are locked in on Saturday night and I'm waiting for a contract on Shane Klush who won awards for being an Elvis impersonator, and '1964, the Tribute,' is locked in," City Manager Eddie Fuller said.

1964, the Tribute band plays Beatles music.

Parnell and McClinton are to play country rock and blues at the festival that, once again, will have no entry fee, an idea that was floated this spring, but later dropped.

The festival is Oct. 10-11 with music in Rock Creek Park and craft fair vendors on Lewisburg's public square. This is the festival's sixth year.

Plans to charge admission were dropped during a City Council workshop with volunteers on the festival committee.

State Rep. Eddie Bass briefly attended the workshop to deliver an $8,000 check.

"This is what they call pork," Bass said of money delivered to groups that file applications to state lawmakers. "I don't care what they call it."

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