First Ever Blues Festival Kicks Off in Valdosta

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Valdosta's first ever Blues Festival kicked off Saturday at the Lowndes County Civic Center.

One vendor said "beautiful weather, good music, good people."

Lowndes County resident Janet Miller said "loving it, it's beautiful weather what could you ask better for. great music, great events, great vendors, can't ask for a better day."

Dozens of vendors took part in the festival which attracted people from as far away as New York. There was no age requirement when it came to enjoying the music.

Lowndes County resident Shaina Williams said while holding her fourteen month old baby "she is enjoying it like nothing else. She gets out here and she dances and she bounces."

Fried fish, smoothies, and knives were just a few of the items being sold. Bob Berry brought his business from Ray City. Live chickens.

Berry owns Bob's Biddies Hatchery. He said he "ended up in construction, in the management phase of it but then when I was forced to retire I went back to it. I love my chickens!" Bob wasn't the only one following his passion.

Jeff Todd is the Blues Festival Promoter. He said "I've been playing and touring thirty years, blues, around America. So this is what I live to do. Good or bad, big crowd or small crowd you know, we play music and we're musicians."

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