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Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival in Fountain Inn this weekend

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (WSPA) – Thursday, for three days the city of Fountain Inn is expecting nearly 3,000 attendees for the 13th Annual Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival.

Festival founder, Dr. Mac Arnold said the event will be held in Fountain Inn for the foreseeable future, because it’s all about helping things thrive and grow.

“The city is brand-new in entertainment and all that other good stuff that goes with it. They have a lot of nice restaurants here in Fountain Inn, which wasn’t before. So, I decided ‘Hey this is close to my home as well; it would be a good match to have the festival here in Fountain Inn’, “Arnold said.

13th Annual Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival

Thursday 5-9:30 pm

Friday 5-9:30 pm

Saturday 4-10 pm

The blues fest will have numerous musical acts, 18 vendors, five food trucks, and several participating restaurants for attendees to choose from.

Ashlee Tolbert, Fountatin Inn Special Events and Community Development Manager, said much of the funds will go towards Arnold’s I Can Do Anything Foundation.

Tolbert said the city is happy to help Arnold in any way they can.

“It’s a part of our special events series.This really kinda kicks off special events here in Fountain Inn. We have a lot going on, as far as, our calendar Friday night music series,” Tolbert said.

I Can Do Anything Foundation has been donating new and newly refurbished instruments to elementary students for nearly 11 years.

Arnold says over 100 children have received instruments so far.

For more information about the Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival click here.

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