GRAB THE KIDS AND COME TO THE BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL THAT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. THE FIRST ANNUAL JASPER COUNTY GOSPEL AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IS SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 5:00 PM UNTIL 10:00 PM AND SATURDAY, APRIL 12, FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 10:00 PM AT THE JASPER LIONS CLUB RODEO ARENA. LAKES AREA HOSPICE, M.D.’s CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. AND THE JASPER, KIRBYVILLE AND BUNA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE HAVE COMBINED TO PRESENT SOME GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED FUN AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT.

GOSPEL MUSIC LOVERS WILL ENJOY ALL OF FRIDAY EVENING’S ENTERTAINERS. HIGHTLIGHTS OF FRIDAY NIGHT INCLUDES LOCAL ENTERTAINERS AS WELL AS THE RELATIONS QUARTET FROM MAGNOLIA, TEXAS, WHO WERE AWARDED THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 2007 QUARTET OF THE YEAR.

THE BLUEGRASS BANDS WILL TUNE UP AND BEGIN PLAYING SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00. ALONG WITH LOCAL TALENT, THE BUDDY & TINA WRIGHT GROUP, WHOSE ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: THE GATESVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE AMERICAN MASTERPIECE TOURING ARTISTS, 2008, ALSO HIGHLIGHTED IS DALE ANN BRADLEY, THE 2007 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, WILL TOP OFF THE EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT. COME SEE YOUR FAVORITE AREA PERFORMERS, LOTS OF GREAT FOOD, AND BROWSE THE ARTS AND CRAFTS BOOTHS.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT LAKES AREA HOSPICE AND YOUR AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. INTERESTED MUSICAL GROUPS SHOULD CONTACT ALAN LEGER, THUNDER & LIGHTNING PRODUCTIONS AT 409-429-3446. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BOOTH SPACE OR FOR TICKETS CONTACT ANGIE BROWN, KIRBYVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 409-423-5827, OR PAULA MOORE, LAKES AREA HOSPICE, 409-384-5995.