Viewpoint: Music festivals are marvelous

Fall is here and it'll be hitting the right notes with two, first-time, major music festivals. The Georgia Throwdown and Albany's Ray Charles Music Festival!

The 3-day Georgia Throwdown Music and Arts Festival at the Exchange Club fairgrounds will take place October 12 through the 14th.  The festival will benefit the Georgia Music Foundation and will feature Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big and Rich and performances from other national headliners.

October 27th will bring us Albany's Ray Charles Musical Festival in the Charles Sherrod Park in Harlem and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cancer Coalition.  This festival will feature Ray Charles' own daughter, Shelia Ray Charles, as well as the 5 Blind Boys of Mississippi, featuring Albany's own Willie Moody, and several other national acts from across the country!

All of those working to make these festivals happen have been working non-stop to bring quality music and arts to Albany and SW Georgia.  We encourage everyone to get out and support these festivals so that hopefully, south Georgians can sing a "new tune" about the quality and variety of activities in the area!

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