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Music Fest is underway

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm

A little after noon Friday, Macy Tabor looked out into the crowd at Wiseman Park and smiled, then tore into “Mine,” an original song by the Manchester teenager.

With that, Tabor became the first artist to play the Main Stage at the first Lynchburg Music Festival.

After finishing, Tabor said, “Thank you, guys – welcome to the first Lynchburg Music Festival. We’re so glad to be the first act on the main stage.”

She closed her 15-minute set with two more originals, “The Last Straw” and “Tryin’ to Be Me” before some 50 folks already gathered in the midday heat.

So far, no rain had appeared by 2:30 p.m. as the crowds began to grow.

Top acts tonight are Craig Campbell at 4:30, Cassadee Pope at 6, Joe Diffie at 7:30 and Easton Corbin closing the first night at 9:15.

While acts are setting up on the main stage, other acts are playing the second stage till Matt Dillon closes that stage at 5:45.

Vendors appeared to be doing solid business even before lunchtime hit.