Randolph County gears up for music festival

Randolph County gears up for music festival

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Randolph County Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Festival starts Saturday, Oct. 3.

Volunteers started work Thursday to get downtown Pocahontas ready for the annual event.

The festival focuses on the history of rock 'n' roll along Highway 67, which runs through the county.

Festival coordinators said they spend the entire year planning this event.

Music and activities will start at 11 a.m. Saturday and go into the night.

This year the Marilyn's Cloggers, The Boomers, Lauren Gray and Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers will perform.

There will also be an open mic night to display any local talent.

The new courthouse steps will serve as the stage this year and vendors will set up around the area.

"The reason being to just have a centralized location that way if you are visiting the vendors you can still hear the music and be back and forth without having to cross the highway," Jennifer Clay, festival coordinator, said.

There was a sock hop Thursday night at the historic courthouse to kick off the festival.

Local sponsors and volunteers help sponsor the festival each year.

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