Blue Grass Festival underway in Lamar County

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Lamar County Blue Grass Festival is in full swing at the Community Shelter located in the Industrial Park off Old Hwy. 11 in Purvis.

This years event carries a special meaning as it dedicated to all the Lamar County employees who are working hard to help the area recover from the Feb. 10, tornado.

Performing at this years festival are Flatt Lonesome, The Rigney's, Louisiana Purchase, Breaking Grass, and award winning Sierra Hull.

The festivities get underway at 1 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and goes to 10 p.m. The proceeds from this years event will go to the county to help recover the cost of the clean-up from the tornado.

"The Lamar County Board of Supervisors was gracious enough to finance the festival," said Tony Mozingo, festival volunteer. "The profits from this will help to offset the unforeseen budgetary, budget busters, like overtime, sanitation issues, and road clearing. It has really hurt our county in the last few weeks. We ask that everyone pitch in by coming to the festival and show the supervisors we appreciate it by helping them recover those unforeseen costs."

Admission at the door is $20 or $30 for a two day pass.

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